A friend of me is looking for new apartment and he was refused to enter to many xiao qu. he aleays had passport with him and come with the agent from rent offices, sometimes with Chinese friend as well. These issues happend in the last two weeks.
They dont want see any prove from his passport or so, just say no foreigner can entry for visit.
Me and him as well we got extra check in subway and police there check our passports and keep ask strange questions like if we just arrived from abroad or not...(how can ask if my stamp in passport from last entry is 9 months ago).
Really interesting :).
I mean I can understand people on street can feel unsafe when see laowai since there is recently number of not very cool articles abt foreigner on wechat or so. But why security of xiao qus do that.
for better quality buy on taobao. there is huge different quality between handmade one 300+y or more (depends on brand) and these 20-50y kinda smelly shoes. Of course best choice is order them by some a monk friend, then they will be the best quality for very cheap price.
(I walk a lot daily and wear this kind of shoes since 2006, so from my experience these cheap ones can be with me 1-2 months and almost all smell like hell. Better brand, usually order with discount 11/11 on Taobao, can wear 6-9 months, and not smelly at all
Visited at Sunday, the pizza was not so good as always, solty and body too soft. The stuff was kinda non-friendly, Hope the quality can change back as the past. Brooklyn was my favorite pizza restaurant in Kunming