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Forums > Living in Kunming > Healthcode QR status change.

"make sure you first take out any money that's left in your WeChat account, or you'll lose it." The system doesn't let you delink your passport until you've withdrawn your entire balance to a bank account.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Owning a large dog in kunming

Dogs are not allowed inside of most parks. As far as I know, it's not a problem as long as your dog is on a leash and doesn't act aggressively toward anyone. Still, your best bet might be to find a big xiaoqu with nice landscaping and plenty of room for walking.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Healthcode QR status change.

For me, it is working on Alipay, but not on WeChat. On Alipay, I had to update to my new passport number and with my name written in the same order as they used for the vaccine (surname followed by family name in all caps with the same spacing as on my passport). Plus I logged out and back in of the green code mini-program within Alipay a few times. After taking these steps, the blue shield for the first dose just showed up eventually. I forget if it was in the end necessary to log out and back in to the mini program one more time. After I got my second dose yesterday afternoon, the green shield showed up in the evening.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > American Soldier Burials near Walnut Forest

There is a 村庄 (Cunzhuang, "hamlet") nearby your coordinates called 核桃林/Hetaolin. I am not sure if Cunzhuang is an official administrative division in China or not. In any case, it appears to be a part of Jietou Village, Tengchong County, Baoshan Prefecture 保山市腾冲市界头乡. Unfortunately, it's in a relatively remote part of Yunnan and there are additional travel restrictions in place these days in many areas near the Myanmar border (the coordinates you gave are about 30km from the border; I don't know if it's accessible by foreigners or not currently.)

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"The following items are currently being accepted for recycling:

• Lithium batteries"

All I could find about alkaline batteries was a local news article which reported that the local authorities had said alkaline batteries are not actually very bad for the environment and people should just throw them in the trash :-(

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Cantina is always a safe bet for top-notch food and great service. I think it has actually gotten better and better over the years, which is often not the case with restaurants. Most people who live in Kunming know Cantina. Perhaps not as many know how involved the owners, Libby and Diego, are in various social welfare and community service efforts. Highly recommended both for visitors and long-term residents!

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I went there twice for group boxing classes. I left the third time when I was attempting to book into a grappling class. This was part of an attempted process on my part to try the different classes offered there and see if I wanted to purchase one of their various membership cards.

The boxing classes were fun, a great workout, and the coaches and fellow students were all nice. A good atmosphere. Certainly room for improvement, especially in terms of explaining the class structure and fundamental concepts of the sports to beginners...but overall good.

However, on front desk staff member erased the positive aspects of the gym through his unprofessional and rude conduct. I was treated like some sort of con-man for wanting to try out the different classes offered before committing to multi-thousand RMB membership card, despite my willingness to pay per class to try them out. I wasted my time riding over to the gym on a very cold day on my scooter and then being refused service unless I committed on the spot to buying a membership card in direct contradiction to the gym's own policies and written price table. Also wasted was my friend's time and money, as she was in a cab on the way over to the gym in order to join me for the group class at the time I was refused service. My exchange with the staff (in which I was not terribly satisfied, but remained calm and reasonable throughout) was topped off with a remark from the one particular staff member with xenophobic undertones.

As one may see from my other reviews on this site, I typically try not to say anything unless I have something nice to say. In this case, I feel I must make an exception: I don't think it's a business that deserves your effort or money.

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One of the best western restaurants in Yunnan. Definitely worth visiting if you will be passing through Shangrila!

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I've been taking boxing classes with Kasey, who is an excellent teacher. The studio is no-frills, but they have a wide range of yoga, self defense and other classes. And some of the teachers even donate the class fees to charity. Glad to have Spring City Yoga Collective as part of the community in Kunming.