Thanks Mr. Rupert. I continue to be impressed with the service I've received from both the Shanghai and Chengdu consulates.
Just an update: get those ballots in soon. Contrary to what is indicated on the Overseas Vote Foundation website, my ballot is going to take much longer than one day to arrive in Maine. I mailed it yesterday and the FedEx tracking information says it will arrive on the 27th.
Ok, after a bit of a runaround on the phone, the answer I got is that you have to print out your airbill and bring it to the Kunming FedEx branch, which is down by the airport. I'm planning on taking bus lines 1 and 118 to get there. Here's the address:
FedEx Kunming Station:
NO.448 RIXIN VILLAGE, Kunming City China
Tel: 0871-6322188 / 6322178 / 6322180
Business hrs: Monday-Saturday: 10:00-17:30
Has anybody done this yet? I've filled out my ballot and printed my FedEx airbill from the site, but I don't know where to bring it to send it. I tried calling FedEx's China customer service and they were extremely unhelpful. In fact, they claimed that it was impossible for me to send this package due to the fact that it is being billed to a third party. They also wouldn't give me the phone number for the kunming branch...
Richland is a sham. I had a bad experience there and, despite having no medical expertise, it was pretty clear to me that my doctors had no idea what they were doing, and just wanted to pad my bill with tests and diagnostics.
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.
Stopped in today while out on a motorbike ride. Nice place to chill out away from the hustle and bustle of town. Can swim in the reservoir nearby (although technically prohibited, nobody seems to care). Great pizza. Good coffee. Reasonable price. As previous reviewer mentioned, if you're going there particularly, it might be worth calling and double checking they're open and arranging for food. Owners speak English.
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).