I'm looking for a way to wire money from EU/US countries into a Chinese bank account. Also, is it possible to wire money back to them?
Which banks can I use, what will it cost, what's the typical processing time, how do I get my IBAN/BIC number (if such a thing applies) etc.?
I am a professional translator and charge €35 per hour when I work for agencies and €50 when directly for the client. That makes €400 on a standard working day. Obviously, an interpreter (who will have to move, arrange his time schedule ...) will make more money. A simultaneous interpreter making $800 a day sounds about right.
You may think this is an awful lot of money for a totally free job. But do not forget that most of us are freelance, pay up to 50% tax on income, do not get full-time equivalent work, have to buy our own insurance, and may take years to build up a translation business that generates enough money to make a living off.
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I stayed here in the early days of March 2013. Dave and his wife are swell owners, the staff attentive, the food good, rooms in perfect order, WiFi fast enough... Much like the old hump, the entire place is an excellent place to relax and make friends. And that is what you come to do in Dali, after all. The location is a bit isolated from the old town, but nothing is really far away in Dali. Besides, it makes for a better starting point to walk up Cangshan.
On my cycling tour through Yunnan into South-East-Asia, I've stopped regularly at Mei Mei for a bit and a lot of drinks.
The service is friendly, the location is great and the prices are reasonable. I'm over the moon about their brownies (served with ice cream) and coffee. Though I've not had everything on the menu, I was pretty impressed with the dishes I ordered.
Don't bother with Mekong café. Mei Mei is as good a place to rest, at night or in the afternoon and has the better food.
This was my first stop in Jinghong when I was cycling down south. I was hungry and in need of calories, so I ordered up the biggest burger on the menu: the imperial with added cheese.
I was sorely disappointed to see the sad pile of gooey beef and bread arrive, covered in half-melted cheese and not much bigger than two McDonald's cheeseburgers stacked on top of each other.
The best thing about this place are tourist informations, for everything else I suggest Meimei nextdoor or Wangtianshu a bit further in town.
I couldn't be happier to have found this place on my cycling ride from Kunming into South-East-Asia. It's location is quiet, the staff are friendly and the beer is cold.
But most of all, I got my calories replenished with great food. And when I say great, I mean awesome. Hungry as a wolf, I ate more than 15 of their dishes in five day's time and kept coming back for more. Their bread and sandwiches are as good as back home and that means something coming from a Belgian. Their pizzas have excellent crust and filling, the spaghetti tastes like it should.
I tried to find their weak spot so I ordered up a Chinese dish a couple of times, but the tender pork meatballs with cabbage and the spicy pork rolls were almost orgasmic. As for desserts, the chocolate cake is good, but the cheese cake is divine. Wow!
Their specials are served in an optically pleasing way but were a little on the small side. Upon informing the owner, though, he ordered the amount of meat and ingredients to be increased.
This bakery-turned-restaurant obviously has its money on quality and quality it delivers. I hope the good reviews that this place has duly merited are no reason for it to slack.
I will definitely be back.
Good noodles (well perhaps most Chinese places can pull off a Chinese dish properly). Excellent selection of beer, including my favourite Orval. Beer is chilled to the right temperature indicated on the label. Friendly and good-smiling staff. Fair-priced. Terrace in the sun.
Only complaint? Not enough matching glasses to serve those delicious beers in. See, if that's the only complaint, it's a 5-star review!
Why can't other places be as good?