Just been to Chinese visa service centre. No joy.
I need different documents because I’m travelling by bike and that’s led to a chincken and an egg scenario. They need documentation from the agency arranging Dot’s entry which will only be made possible once I’ve paid. And at $2,000 that’s not a price I want to pay before I know I can get in.
So just trying to sort it all now, but I will admit, today was the first time I had one of those ‘wouldn’t it be easier if I just flew over,’ moments, though I know I can’t do that.