Kunming Mei's Mandarin School

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Forums > Living in Kunming > which city has the most beautiful girls?

Back home years ago, I thought the girls from London, Birmingham, the South were better looking. In reality, they were just as good looking, but the local culture was that girls spent more time on their appearance, i.e clothes, make-up.
In China, I know that Shanghai girls do seem to pay more attention to appearance. These are the looks that time and money can buy. They are not natural.
As my old sexist, man whore buddy used to say, "see them in the morning without the make-up and they are all vanilla".

If you want the enhanced look, go east. If you want the natural look, go west.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Christmas and New Year trips

A lot does depend on the weather. Last year during a cold snap we went to Jianshui and it was also relatively cold, although a bit warmer than Kunming.
This year we plan to head for the border around Xishuangbanna, as it is almost guaranteed to be warmer. Not at Xmas though.


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It also depends on your schedule. If you only have a few days it may be better to fly. The plane is about an hour flight, plus all the check in times and baggage reclaim. The airport is about 30-40 mins taxi from the airport.
It won't be warm right now either. Except for the hotpot that is.



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.