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Forums > Food & Drink > Tibetan food in Kunming?

Would like to add my personal recommendation to Makye Ame (top of the list).

The food is excellent (though not cheap). The interior is beautiful and in the evening they provide a superb costumed performance with singing!

Best to go with a group of friends, it will be much more enjoyable.

Watch out for the Yak! ;-)

Forums > Living in Kunming > mountain bike rental in KM?

Where can I rent a halfway-decent (or maybe even good) mountain bike for the few weeks I'm in Kunming? Years ago Xiong Brothers used to rent some but I don't know if they still do...

I'll be arriving in KM on 8th February just before the New Year and would like to rent for about a month.

Used to live in KM but have been away for awhile, a bit out of touch. I am on a bit of a budget.



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Yunnan would be the richest province in China if Kunming actually enforced all these laws.

Jaywalking? Really? No Spitting?

Laws without consistent enforcement do not result in any lasting change. Same as with our rules for my 2 year old daughter. Yawn.

Yes, title is a bit misleading since Shangri-La itself just felt mild tremors. A few things fell off the dish drying-rack, that's about it.

The government has been passing out flyers asking all businesses here in Shangri-La to remain closed (big surprise, no ones closed). Schools also continue to be closed. They expect a larger quake within the next ten days, one that will apparently affect Shangri-La.

Can't help but comment...

I honestly love the chinglish, brings a smile to my face! And these days every bit of humor to offset the negative aspects has value (traffic, customer service, traffic, traffic, etc...)

Also could you imagine if all the chinglish was reported? Would need a good 50 government employee's to just to register all the instances...

..."He said he then tried to produce his identification card but accidentally pulled out his police-issued retractable baton, which only made the chengguan's blows more severe."

How do you accidentally pull out a retractable baton instead of an id card?

Granted being beat by the chengguan would be rather distracting, but still. My guess is that he intended to try and defend himself (and why not?) but it didn't really work out.

I did skim over that bit. Hope it happens but having lived in KM for several years I'm somewhat skeptical - have heard rumors that Starbucks would be opening up here every year.

Have written them before encouraging them to move in - I feel confident that our city can support several stores RIGHT NOW, never mind future growth and expansion into tourist destinations (Dali, Lijiang).

I don't want one on every corner, but it would be nice to have a couple here.


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