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Forums > Study > Study at Yunnan Normal University

I lived opposite the campus a couple of years ago. It is a nice new campus. There are sports fields and either Yunnan Normal, or Yunnan Uni (2 blocks away) has a swimming pool. Yunnan normal is a nice campus to walk around, by Chinese standards.
Outside the gate there is a lively night market, food and bars are cheaper than downtown. If yo buy your vegetables from the peasants with a basket on the ground, they are very cheap. Mornings are dead, but night time is very alive.
Businesses seem to work on high turnover and low margins (cheap). There was a couple of bars run by expats. Lots of restaurants, mostly cheap. Everything worth doing, buying etc. is in the few blocks opposite the south gate. You need to walk around a bit to find things.The first block is residential, with commercial units around the perimeter, shops and restaurants. Behind that there is a commercial area full of shops and restaurants. There are 3 supermarkets, that take a bit of finding. One close to the gate, above Dicos (fast food chicken). If you fance more western cuisine, there is a place called Paris Cafe, run by a couple of French guys. Not haute cuisine, but burgers, sandwiches, pizza, coffee, beers, booze.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Cold medicine

Sometimes the Western meds are in a different section to the other OTC meds. Sometimes they are behind the counter, because they are more expensive (theft issue, perhaps).

Forums > Living in Kunming > Hospital recommendations for giving birth

Around the big hospital, there are people who rent out apartments by the day. These are a short walking distance from the hospitals. If you don't want to sleep in the ward, this is a good option.
This means that you can have respite, and access to a kitchen to cook your own food, and clean baby bottles. You will also be able to do some laundry, take a shower and get some decent sleep at night. Ask around at the hospital, someone will know about this.

Forums > Living in Kunming > 2016 Olympics

I am looking for video of the Fiji Vs GB game in the rugby 7s.
The true spirit of the amateur from Fiji. A great Olympic result. Go Fiji, and I am British.


No results found.


I can only assume you have never been involved in any Agenda 21 groups. I have, and activities were very much bottom up and distinctly local (county level with specific regard to . Committees were formed from local people, most of whom were concerned citizens. A Local Agenda 21 document was produced formulated and produced by the group. Members of the local council were present, as volunteers, to look at feasibility, and to make sure that the document was published. I the document out LA 21 group produced, there were about 200 advisers in the group, from industry, academia, local NGOs and concerned citizens (including some conspiracy theorists, tree huggers and doubters) . All lived locally, all were stakeholders.

You may be surprised, but there were no representatives of the UN or big government present at the meetings.

As the late Prof. John Maher (economist) told me, globalization is not sustainable. In the 1980s 20% of the world's population used 80% of the world's resources. What happens when another 20% (China) wants to use resources at the same rate?

It will also play a major part in flood prevention further downstream. I lived just outside Gloucester, England in the late 1990s. We had floods year after year caused by the large paved areas of the cities in the Midlands, up to 100 km away.
With large paved areas the water cannot soak into the ground and slowly dissipate into the ground water system. Instead the water runs straight into drains and then is piped directly into water courses. This then over flows into rivers.

In the case of Gloucestershire, to protect the large towns downstream of the cities, they basically opened the floodgates knowingly sacrificing the smaller rural towns and villages further downstream.

The idea of a sponge city is beneficial to the city, if water can be saved for later use, prevention of flash flooding in the city itself during heave downpours, and for the areas downstream that get flooded as a result of run-off from paved areas.
This is a phenomenon that has been known for many years, but as cities (especially in China) are getting larger and larger, so are the problems that they cause.



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.