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Forums > Living in Kunming > Timing of return to Kunming

I am a retired US physician who has lived in Kunming for the past several years. Went home in late-January to try and avoid the virus. Have remained in good health, but am missing Kunming, my friends, my apartment, my old neighborhood.

Trying to figure out the best timing of my return. It’s now possible to buy US to China plane tickets, even though flights are fewer and more expensive.

Are quarantine-on-arrival regulations still in place for Kunming? Would I be required to go to designated hotel, or could I just go to my apartment?

Any other factors I should consider in planning my return?

Thanks in advance for any constructive comments or suggestions.

Forums > Food & Drink > Food tips & ideas

@Tiger -- Have you tried making mapo doufu 麻婆豆腐

I like eating it in restaurants, but would like to try making it at home mainly so I can reduce the heat just a little. Would like to preserve the character of it, the overall taste profile, just with a little less fire.

Have found several on-line recipes that look straight forward enough, but have not yet done any testing.

I live in Kunming, so finding authentic ingredients poses no problem. Even real 郫县豆瓣酱 is easy to find.

I'll bet you have, and I was curious about your experience. Thanks for your thoughts!


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>>"I'm returning to Kunming next Thursday. I'm staying at a hotel in Panlong, near the intersection of Renmin Lu and Dongfeng Dong Lu."

Those two streets don't intersect. But the areas near where those two streets cross Baita Lu 白塔路 and Huancheng Donglu 环城东路 are OK.

Question about the red arm bands.

In the last couple weeks I've seen lots of local citizens wearing red arm bands that have something to do with the Expo. I've been told that they are helping keep the streets near where they work clean so as to make a good impression on visiting officials.

Has anyone seen these red arm bands close up and actually been able to read the words? Just curious.

@Liliping — good tip about the baking soda. Do you know how to say it or write it in Chinese? My dictionary says 小苏打, but I'm not sure if that is local usage. I'd like to buy some.

Quote: "can i buy this in Kunming?"

花鸟市场 — Bird and Flower Market. Off 东风中路 Dongfeng Middle Street, north side, near 五一路 Five One Street. Many other places as well.

Posting photos of an event after the fact is nice, but Go Kunming could provide a truly useful service by listing events like this in advance so those of us who live here could know to attend.



The CNAC exhibit, which is on display now, February 2009, is extremely intersting and well done. Worth a trip. The museum charges no admission and the Number 1 Kunming bus goes there.