I'd do it the right way. First, it's just the decent thing to do. Second, if you ever want to work in China again in the future, having a work permit that was not properly cancelled, as well as not being able to get a reference from your former employer here, could both cause big problems.
User profile: DanTheMan
- RegisteredMay 12, 2008
- RegisteredMay 12, 2008
If you read Chinese or have someone to help you, you could also check out an App called 'Leisure Fish???' 闲鱼, it's a second-hand buying and selling service (owned by Alibaba).
But it might be hard to find a large enough frame locally; Yunnan people are on average relatively short.
Best bet might be to buy a new Giant or Merida touring bike from Xiong Brothers or another local bike shop. They could probably order you a Surly, but I think the markup would be very high compared to the price in US or Europe. Good luck.
Maybe you could try contacting the Shangri-la Handicraft Center to ask if they have any sort of online shop or mail order service. Their stuff seems pretty legit: I.e. made by local people here in Yunnan. My guess is all the stuff at bird and flower market is made in Guangdong, or wherever.
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A welcome addition to the Western choices in Kunming! Good bread, world-class pastry art, a small but solid food menu. Would suggest a little more flavor in the tomato pasta, and eggs benedict would be even better if on an English muffin instead of bread.
A nice day out. I missed the second exhibition. The third exhibition, currently ongoing, is contemporary photos of the Kunming-Haiphong railway, mostly the Chinese side. I thought it was quite good. It's not a huge space, but the 1903 commercial complex has some decent dining options (including the museum cafe itself which has some expensive but very good single origin coffees).
An odd, but overall nice dining experience. Wish they'd at least give those raccoons a bigger cage, though.
I have heard a few places have opened in the past few years in shopping malls that are selling decent Nanxiang-style xiaolongbao dumplings, like you find in Shanghai. But, outside of those, this is the only place I've found in Kunming serving decent xiaolongbao. They're not quite as good as my favorite spots in Shanghai, but quite passable. So every once in a while, I make the sojourn to Renmin Dong Lu to gorge myself. A dozen served in a steamer tray cost 15 kuai. The place also has fried dumplings and some other decent street food.
Just had an expensive and very underwhelming meal here. Flavor of food not good and full of low quality oil.