Date registered: January 23, 2011
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Also anxiously awaiting campground info
Cool, thanks! Hopefully they still have the pool with the little fish that eat your dead skin too?
Has anyone been here lately? This post is six years old. Thanks!
My Chinese isn't great, but if anyone can call and ask what kinds of things they have need of (clothes, blankets, toiletries, childrens' toys) or any ways I can donate my time to help out, I'd be keen on knowing...
I'm an American woman. I am 29 years old and I have been living and teaching in China for 2.5 years.
I am currently available for individual or small group classes part-time (fewer than 10 hours/week). I have much experience in teaching high school-age students and above. I have experience teaching preparation for the IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, and ACT. My rate is 150/hour.
I have a TESOL certificate and bachelor's degree in psychology from an American Univerisity.
I am not interested in teaching children or in accepting a full-time job.
avocados, before they started selling them at sal's recently (yay!), though sadly not in guacamole form (yet??) tamales, sour cream, mexican pastries, tortas, ballpark hot dogs (weirdly enough) 24~hour diners and the waitresses who call you hon or darlin and smile. service
@Zoey "interested in history, society, politics and new technology. not many people are into those. and i'm sick of stereotyped girl's talk such as clothes, makeup etc "
Wow. I don't know what preteen daytime soap opera universe you're living in but it's certainly not mine. "Stereotyped girl's talk"??? What are you, 9 years old? I'd be hard pressed to come up with a more insultingly ignorant phrase in an unironic context. Can't wait to meet ya.
but if you're still down to try, i don't know a place in kunming that does it though i've seen places in dali and yangshuo and other touristy towns. also, many hot springs resorts have a fish pool, where you can get in with your whole body, including the japanese hot springs in anning reviewed here on gokunming. i'm sure it is horribly unsanitary and it probably does hurt the fishes' feelings or whatnot, but it's also a novel, fun experience, which kind of feels like being licked by a bunch of cats.
Best pizza in town. Slice of Heaven's a close second, and a better value on their 20kuai pizza Fridays, but overall taste and selection goes to Lost Garden, hands down. I went there for the 3rd or 4th time for the pizza night last week. We sat on their roof terrace, which has been re-done very nicely since the last time I was there. The service was reasonable, and the waitresses even spoke some English! On a previous visit I had a pumpkin soup and a baked pasta, both delicious and well-presented. Anecdote: I was there once on a cold day a couple of months ago and the foreign manager (owner?) made my friend and I hot toddies upon request, even though they're not on the menu, and they were pretty much perfect. I have nothing negative to say about this place.
I went to Alei for the first time last weekend to see Funk Assembly. The show was awesome, and the venue is not a bad one for live music since the stage can be seen from most of the seeting areas and there's even some room for dancing. The place was well-enough interestingly decorated, comfortable furniture. I was shocked that a Qingdao cost 30 kuai. For comparison, it's 3.5 in the store, 12 at Moondog, Scandalous! The cocktail prices were actually not bad, 45 for a long island is perfectly reasonable. It was a busy night, what with the show and all, but it was still annoying to wait 15-20 minutes for each of my 2 drinks, especially since there were about 8 people behind the bar. Also, that shark tank is straight up depressing.
I ate here a couple of weeks ago and was thoroughly impressed. The place is huge, for starters. The outside patio is lovely and beautifully designed, and is the best place for a party or event I've seen in Kunming. The food was delicious, authentic, and well-presented. Except the ceviche. That was a bit disappointing, since the main ingredient seemed to be canned tuna rather than shrimp, octopus, squid, etc. But the tacos, guacamole, queso fundito, and flan (and I'm sure we got something else too but I can't remember what it was) were are amazing. Well worth it, and the prices weren't as high as they're made out to be. Pretty reasonable really, for what you're getting. Looking forward to a return visit.
Friday, December 20
Exhibition Opening: Diary-Green Band by Li Rongqiang, 3-9pm, free entry
2014 Winter Sessions: with over 300 classes being held at both locations through January 23rd, 2-4:15pm, call for more information
Live Music: performance by The Ferraris from Hell, 9:30pm, free entry
Live Music: Sigangli playing a sound that fuses reggae, jazz and blues with the sounds of their Wa ethnicity, 10pm, free entry
Live Music: with John Nevada Lundemo, 9:30pm, free entry
Cinemaclub: viewing of the 1946 classic It's A Wonderful Life, 7pm, 15 yuan entrance fee includes drink and snacks
Join-in Stone Forest Tour: includes transportation, tour guide, tea ceremony, lunch and entry fee, minimum two people, from US$100 per person, call for more information
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