Forums > Living in Kunming > Old Yunnan painting
I think the confusion may be that in French gravure is a generic term for engraving (and even etching) and doesn't refer to the specific process/technology as it does in English. In English, it is a shortened version of "rotogravure," thus the cylinder.
Anyway, it's weird. My interpretation from the photos and what I can make of the Google Translate of the description, it seems somebody took an engraved plate and then drew on top of it with ink.
Forums > Food & Drink > Chinese restaurants for the sensitive stomach?
There's a place called Tusheng Shiguan that seems to do a good job for folks with sensitive stomachs. You can look it up in the listings.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Open Water Swimming
It's technically not allowed, but quite a lot of people do it anyway, in the northwest corner of the Sanjiacun reservoir. It's located in the Qipanshan area, just west of Kunming, between Xishan and Bamboo Temple.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Chenggong Area?
I don't know about the ASEAN Forest, but have heard good things about access to hiking in the hills in Chenggong.
You could also consider the area in Kunming proper that is north-northwest of Xiao Tun and Huangtupo. Good access the roads that run west out of the city. Quite a bit of nice forest, trails, little villages, etc. out that way. They are building a subway line that should be open within the year and will terminate at somewhere around, I think the English name is Joy City, 吾悦广场. It's closer to the core parts of the city, like Green Lake, downtown, Dianchi Lu, Beishiqu etc.
Also, the northern part of Kunming, like out toward the end of Longquan Lu has some decent countryside access.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Applying for Visa from America w a Criminal Record
Have you looked into getting the record expunged? It may be a useful investment for later in life, too.