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Forums > Living in Kunming > Kunming Spring City Brrrrrrr!!

Totally agree, these buildings are not made for comfort, just made for profit.

In retrospect it's not much better than living in a cave, a mud brick building or camping with a tent; but at least with these 3 options you can build a fire!!!

My concept of finishing the interior of these building with insulation, heating, proper wiring, insulated plumbing( hot water) and proper ventilation is financially feasible..

Anyone want to try a start up?

Forums > Living in Kunming > Kunming Spring City Brrrrrrr!!

Another thing to note: Although Yunnan's weather is quite unique and comfortable with the odd cold snap one factor which effects the whole planet is the jet stream is fluctuating more. It wanders further north in summer and further south in winter..it's a big dice roll either way....

Forums > Living in Kunming > Kunming Spring City Brrrrrrr!!

I think these cold snaps are quite normal. When you spend as much time as I do in nature and especially up in the mountains; you realize most of Yunnan is at a critical boundary in elevation. Just above us at 3500 meters it's always very cold, therefore the temperature gradient from surface(hot) to 3500m(cold) is quite abrupt.
It's apparent in the vegetation which grows below 2000m, (subtropical), and the treeline above 3000m, above 3000 m is all grassy..some exceptions further west.
Another factor of these cold snaps which push down from the north east, (eastern china) are very humid which rarely push "up" our plateau westward than central Yunnan but they can linger over the east side of the Yunnan plateau for days.Check the weather in Baoshan when it's cold in Kunming.
One more note....if yunnan would have much more cloud during the dry period (winter) it would be much colder.....way colder.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Do Kunming Drivers Know they are Inconsiderate and Dangerous

Do Kunming drivers know that they are being inconsiderate and dangerous and do not care or are they driving around in an ignorant bliss?


No was my answer to the first question.

Situation awareness is very low in East Asia, maybe because they are used to doing things in groups...?..a mystery, even to the air industry.

My answer to the latter is " Yes " With proper education most would understand the risks they put themselves and others in and mostly because they would understand the consequences of costs involved. But mostly because of the cost.......



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Did they ride the horses or not?

"After refusing to pay 100 yuan each for horse rides they never arranged."

Where is Beijing's law in this matter??

Flicking lit butts out the windows of moving vehicles is a huge factor in creating forest fires in yunnan. This is a pratice which should be strictly forbidden and enforced with huge fines as the results are often expensive in rmb in addition to a substantial loss of natural resources .

A simple foam insulation covering a hot water pipe embedded in concrete can save a lot of energy in addition of a circulating system to reuse the otherwise wasted water waiting for the hot water to arrive..



Crumbly cheese yes but the cheese seems to be low in fat/oils.
Tastes great.
It seems the cheese is small/medium artisan maker with batches that vary.

Expiry dates on cheese is not a big issue...it can only get better...

Great local shop.


We've had John bring a few of our clients when we could not.

When the cat is away the mice play.

I've been there (at the old location) with Rocko present and it was exellent, although without the owner present it was very disapointing..


Went the other night, it was very late therefore I cant coment on the food but it did smell very good..
Cozy atmosphere and very friendly host.
Will return again now that it's found!