Kunming Mei's Mandarin School

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Electronic cigarettes?

More and more places are banning ecigs now. It is seen as creating a new level of nicotine dependence, as it is easy to esmoke more.
Many also believe that it sends the wrong message ('nicotine is OK') when children see adults esmoking.

Forums > Living in Kunming > E-bike restrictions

If the police decided to follow the rules for other motor vehicles - if you cannot provide the documents required the police can impound the vehicle until the documents are produced.

Forums > Living in Kunming > E-bike restrictions

I saw a news article on TV. Not sure if I got it correct, but it looks like Kunming police are having another crackdown on ebikes. It looks like one thing they check, on a stop and check, is the fapio. It may be an idea to carry the fapio when riding.


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BK maybe not so comparatively bad after all.
The problem I have with looking at additives that are used in the EU/US is that the dosing of the chemicals is carefully controlled. I am not sure many back street factories would have so much control of how much of certain things go into a product. Possibly why the government introduced the 'no additives in fresh foods' policy.



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.