User profile: tigertiger
- RegisteredJanuary 25, 2011
- RegisteredJanuary 25, 2011
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.
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.
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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.
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.