Kunming Huayang Academy for Language and Culture

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Mosquitoes in Jinghong and south

It is about 12-15rmb for the larger bottle.
Use it liberally, splash it on.

I splash it on to any exposed skin, including face and ears. It has an alcohol base and so it is also cooling. I also put on my ankles through the socks or any areas of tight clothing as mozzies bite through tight clothes.
Hands and feet are the areas that itch/irritate the most if bitten, and so I concentrate it there at night, so that the bites don't wake me, if bitten.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Mosquitoes in Jinghong and south

Regards natural repellents.
I use Hua Lu Shui, cheap, available everywhere. Just make sure you get the one with the mosquito image on the bottle. I thinks it is natural. This for me has been 100% effective. The bottle says that it lasts up to 7 hours, I have found it to be effective for longer.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Coworking in Kunming

Apart from social aspects, and a mailing address, I can see no benefits of co-working in China.

Most of us just take advantage of free wifi wherever it happens to be, and take a thumb drive to the print shops when/if we need to print. As more of us are working paperless now, this is not an issue.
Personally, I would be reluctant to set anything up, due to free-loaders.

Forums > Living in Kunming > work visa from Thailand

I don't think it is luck of the drawer. I think Chang Mai is no problem, and Bangkok is no way. I believe it has been that way for some considerable time now.


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PR 101. Apologize, then find out what happened. It is hard to apportion/accept blame if it is too early to have the facts. If you don't know what happened don't speculate, because if you are wrong it will only come back to bite you. But it is never to early to apologize.

If you don't know what has happened an apology is not an admission of guilt.
From the looks of things OSI have taken action, and are fully cooperating with the authorities to make sure this does not happen again.

As for McD and KFC, they are paying the price for the actions of an unscrupulous supplier. It is unlikely that McD Corp or Yum Brands are in any way culpable. They do not appear to be the villain in this case.
Responsibility ultimately rests with OSI, for poor supervision. There is also the Chinese practice of 'open inspections' (the government inspectors tell you when they are going to visit), and the problem of a legal system where the penalties are not hard enough to be a real deterrent.



Echo everything said by others.
Breakfast great and the serve from 8am. Most other places say 9am and they still are not ready.
Sandwiches are cheap 22-32, and really packed full of filling. We got some sandwiches for a day out, the only mistake I made was ordering two, as this was too much. These are seriously good sangars, and they are wrapped in alu foil.


In fairness to Metro, they are a wholesalers, and not really a supermarket. Hence the need for a card, which can be got around.

They have improved in the year I have been away. They now carry a more consistent range of imported foodstuffs and they also seem to have sorted out the mported milk supply.

They have a wider range of electrical appliances now, there is a coice of more than one toast. There is also a better range of seasonal non foods, like clothes, shoes, garden furniture and camping gear.


Quirky little store with all sorts of odditites in stock, which is a big plus for me. I see stuff I had forgotten I even liked.
A bit dearer than some other places, but any small independant trader will cost more than the nationals, even back home.
On the up side it will save you driving around the city, and that will save you money.
No shop is perfect, but this one is very good. A bit like those slightly odd little delis/specialty shops back in Blighty.

Mae culpa

I was getting mixed up with the other international clinic that was open on XiYuan Lu, but the block is now under re-development.

I blame the confusion on pre-senile dementia, and the resurection of a 3 year old thread.

Lots of nice big brand performance bikes but not good for those of us on a budget.