I made a very big mistake and assumed that I could re-new Dorian’s visa in Germany. His visa expired while we were in Germany for Christmas (close enough) and my plan was to apply for a tourist visa to China in Germany and then re-apply for a relative visa once we got back to China.
Unfortunately, things are not that easy. It was a long and stressful 2 1/2 weeks before I was able to straighten everything out and get the whole family (Bean, Stinky and Me) back to Shanghai. I wrote about it for Chinatravel.net here:
Hong Kong the Hard Way: Visa Tips for Families, Children and Slackers
I also wrote a few posts about Hong Kong Markets and Food in general while I was there, because although I was supposed to be back at work 1/10, I ended up spending almost 10 days in Hong Kong (flying back and forth) getting Dorian his visa. You can check out those posts here:
and my whole view on Hong Kong as Limbo for Lost Laowai is kinda laid out here:
That’s pretty much al I have to say about that.