This morning’s efforts by Air Macau to thwart our onward plans came to nothing (luckily, or this would have been a very short blog). After showing intense interest in the choir’s concert contracts – which none of us had to hand at check-in, unsurprisingly – their staff were eventually placated by several urgent calls to contacts in mainland China. The cry ‘NANJING SAYS YES!’ rang across Departures and we were finally allowed through in time to catch the short flight north. Thanks, Nanjing. As you can see from this photo of the hotel, we’ve been made to feel very welcome already.