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Forums > Food & Drink > Molasses or Waffle Maker

Molasses seems to be everywhere, easier to buy than brown sugar. Walmart has it as well as Carrefour. Also can probably find it where ever your local farmers market is.

Waffle maker is available from Taobao or I got a Philips brand from, came with waffle, grill, and sandwich plates (switchable). Very happy with it!

Forums > Living in Kunming > Aipu Internet service - your impressions

Anyone here actually tried the Aipu internet service? What do you think?

Have you tried the 4M service? Is it any faster than the 2M service when visiting overseas (esp USA based) websites?

Is it DSL (phone line into modem) or a straight broadband jack?

Thinking of switching in the next few weeks since its cheaper...


Forums > Travel Yunnan > shangri la

It's a long trip by land, made longer by the fact that they're doing road work on the way to Dali. I usually take the night bus which is about a 14 hour journey right now. Tickets are about ¥200 and you leave from the west long distance bus station near majie.

The fast way is to fly up there. Takes about 50 minutes.

The Compass Cafe serves up the best western breakfast I've ever had in China. And the Noah Inn has nice clean rooms if you need a place to stay.

Forums > Living in Kunming > ipod touch in Kunming

Better to buy in the States. It will be much cheaper.

If you can't wait though there are a few places where you can get the real thing for sure (There's even an Apple store near jingmafang)


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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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