Keats School

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  • RegisteredNovember 29, 2011
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  • RegisteredNovember 29, 2011

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Kunming to Hekou (vietnam) train

Does anyone have an update on options for getting to the Vietnamese border at Hekou/Lao Cai? I heard a train line was being built. Is it up and running? Alternatively are the buses any quicker these days?


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I was kind of hoping for a response from the British consulate. Why are these events invitation only and, since they are, why advertise them on a public website? Perhaps GoKunming could pass the question on and ask them to reply.



The Sunday special deal (roast beef and roast lamb) was the best Western food I've eaten in China in ten years here. Top notch. Top marks.


Went in their Dali branch. Same system. Foreign language books are upstairs and a creepy member of staff follows you up.and shadows you. I will never buy a book there again.


Guinness is excellent. So are the steaks. But both are very expensive. Everything else is just average.


I'm very happy with the school. They really do have small classes - 4 to 5 is typical. The head of the Chinese department Liu Laoshi (Larry) is an excellent teacher and it's usually possible to get free conversation classes with trainee teachers in the afternoon. Fees are the same or lower than other schools as far as I can tell. Location is very handy for Wenlin Jie and the university district. All in all a good option.


Apologies for last review. Bacon is back. Paul's shop remains excellent.