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Looking for gym and also a translator

Louie Leland (3 posts) • 0

Hi Everyone,

My name is Louie, I’m from California, U.S.A. I’ll be coming to Kunming for a couple days on my way to Vietnam, Philippines (I have a business there). Anyways, can anyone recommend a gym that doesn’t require a membership that I can pay per session as I’ll just be in town for a short period. My second question is, if anyone would be willing to be a translator for me for a couple days and I can compensate you and take care of your expenses. I prefer a female however it is not that important male is also fine or even another expat. Just an honest person in other words. If everything works out while I am there I would be willing to come back and settle there and I am also looking for friends as I know nobody in Kunming. I’m single but I don’t have any expections outright, I’m just looking for an honest person willing to assist/help me and I am willing to compensate. I appreciate any positive replies, you can add me on Facebook manilatimesinternational@yahoo.com Thank you

Ishmael (462 posts) • +1

You're going to decide whether or not to live here on the basis of a 2-day stay, part of which time you'll be in a gym? Well, that's too weird for me, but best wishes. If you don't find a translator to meet whoever you want to meet you might drop by Salvador's Coffee Shop after 4PM for what you can pick up from the local westerner drinking crowd.

Louie Leland (3 posts) • 0

Thanks, I didn’t realize that sounded weird until you pointed it out. In other words I’m at a point in my life where I’m open to relocating, just to clarify. Thank you, I’ll stop by the Coffee Shop.

Liumingke1234 (3297 posts) • +2

@Louie Leland
I wouldn't recommend you relocate here long term (China). You will forever be a 'tourist'. Other countries are more 'foreigner' friendly. It's just a fact. Not trying to be mean or talk crap. If I had to do it over again, I would have chosen another place. Just do a search on Youtube for others who have lived here for over 5 years and are married to a Chinese national. It getting more difficult for

foreigner to stay here. Good Luck!

Louie Leland (3 posts) • 0

Thank you, I don’t take any offense. That is really a clear and direct assessment. I have also heard from others as such so I believe what you are saying. I have lived in Taiwan for a year as I have a sister there also, she is actually half Chinese or Taiwanese rather, fortunately I didn’t really feel like what you are saying so much

but I imagine mainland China is a much different environment. I have been through China and Hong Kong several times but not long enough to know what you mean but judging by what others have said on other websites, I haven’t posted on others, just read, as I mentioned I also heard similar to what you are saying.

echoh94 (1 post) • 0

Hi, I am willing to be your mate. This is Echo just came back from Australia. :) would be nice to meet you in person. :). IF you have wechat can add me on Echoh93. Cheers.

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