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Forums > Living in Kunming > Skype/VOIP in Kunming

"excuse my pedantry but she does say where moving from - Australia."

Right you are. My mistake.

And thanks for the tip on jajah. Had not heard of it. Will check it out.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Skype/VOIP in Kunming

You don't say where you are moving from. Skype between Kunming and the US works fine. Sometimes the recipient of the call in the US complains of the call having sort of an echo, but it is still understandable on both ends.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Hotel within Kunming Airport

A final note that did not occur to me before: Please bear in mind that Kunming's airport is just on the south edge of the city. It isn't way far out like Hong Kong's or Seoul's. It only takes a few minutes to get from the airport to the heart of the city. Late at night, when you will arrive, you can literally be "downtown" in 15 minutes by taxi. So finding lodging right exactly at the airport is not as important as it might be otherwise.


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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.