Took some older Chinese folk there for dinner the other night and was auctually quite surprised with how much they enjoyed it. The Vietnamese Salad, Thai Style shrimp pizza, and cucumber salad really satiated the generally 'sceptical towards western food palate' of the older Chinese. I of course enjoyed my meal as well. LG Continues to keep it real.
Went there twice, for the pizza and special brunch on Sunday.
The food is good and prices are okay compares to other places in Kunming (pizza can be really expensive here). The atmosphere is really nice, totally western, and the rooftop is absolutely lovely.
Service is good, and the staff can speak a very decent English (and French !), I have always had a great customer service there. Definitely recommend it !
What happened to that place? Went there quite regularly in the past for their Amber Beer and a Burger. Went there last week again. The Amber they did not have available and the burger was – lets put it nice – disgusting! I ordered a Cheeseburger. After 30 Minutes I reminded the "waiter" about my "missing" Cheeseburger. Another 15 Minutes later I got a Burger with no Cheese but with cold fries and a huge leaf of lettuce almost the size of the plate. (Seems to me that the oversized leaf of lettuce was to camouflage the fact that there was no cheese available). The Burger went back to the kitchen. After one minute (!) I got the same burger with the same cold fries......but they added a scoop of deep-frozen kind of thing they call cheese on top......sorry guys- but never again. Not even for your life music or the Amber.
Hearts & Hands had a table at the Xmas market at Slice of Heaven recently. Their Xmas themed ornaments, toys and gifts were well made, very resonably priced and popular with our customers. We noticed they had some nice aprons and we asked them to make some for our staff in another colour. They arrived a week later, stylishly and professionally made and at a price to make the local street tailor anxious. They're right next to the Wicker Basket over on the West Second Ring Road.
New Asia Athletics Park (Guandu District) is one of the most well thought-out developments of the city. As part of the de-urbanization plan, it accommodates the new government and trade districts of the city.
It is also one of the most child-friendly districts of Kunming.
Located next to the Guandu Ancient Town, New Asia Athletics Park boasts a hospital, dozens of playgrounds in car-free zones and parks, a quality hotel, a stadium with various sport facilities including badminton, ping-pong, basketball and football (there are more facilities).
In addition it has one of Kunming's top Halal restaurants with truly exquisite food and many other options for fine dining, a very good value cinema (who offers a card system allowing you to get tickets for about half price). They always have the latest movies (also available in English or with English subtitles).
It is next to the new Metro line (which already runs here), with easy access to the flower market and Chenggong University town. Carrefour Supermarket, Luosiwan International Trade City and the lake.
There is also a direct freeway to Kunming airport making it a very convenient location.
Planned for opening in 2014 / 2015 there is also the New Kunming Theater and a new Kunming / Yunnan museum.
I can't speak to the education quality of the school but:
The soccer/football/frisbee field has grass and is fairly well maintained
Getting here on the 84 bus is a snap (from Yunda, Xiaoximen), the gate is right accross the street from the 上马村 bus stop.
Have been studying at Huayang for a few months now. It's a great school: the staff has always been very helpful and kind, and has assisted me changing my visa and getting a new one. The building is brand new, which means everything is clean and bright - toilets included! (and well, studying in a nice environment helps a lot!). My teacher (Joy) is enthusiastic and her classes are always very interesting: apart from the book, she is designing our lessons according to the topics we are interested in (Chinese culture, philosophy, ...). This is what makes the difference to me from the other language schools in Kunming, it's not just "boya chinese", chengyu and "newspaper reading". I would definitely recommend studying here.
I signed up for classes here after two of my friends recommended it. I have been very pleased and happy with the Chinese lessons here. The facility is brand new, clean, and pleasant. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. My teacher (Jade) is excellent, and class is fun. Moreover, the tuition is very inexpensive for what you get. I highly recommend this school.
Well maybe the reason why they are still in business is that they guard their books well.
And do you expect a pizza restaurant to speak Italian? Or the staff of the French Café to speak French as well?
In a country in which bookstores are state-shop dominated and the book branch is swallowed whole by internet shops, this is a brave attempt and should deserve some respect.
Monday, December 9
Yang Liping Dance Festival: performance of Raving Spirit by Pan Qin, 8:30-9pm, free entry
Poetry Night: hosted by Ian, 9pm, free entry
Burger Night! Buy any two from our selection of fantastic burgers and the third is free, 5-9pm
Open Mic Jam Session: hosted by Philippe with one free beer for performers, 9pm, free entry
International Language Exchange: with hosts Dave and Salina, 8pm, free entry
Crafted Cocktails Night: design your own cocktails from our special menu of liquors, flavors and presentations; live music starts at 9:00pm, free entry
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