This is really interesting news - I'd have to assume something like this would be under heavy security simply due to the value of the fossils alone.
That being said, these types of digs usually take years, don't they? A shame they couldn't put up some kind of viewing area or a small museum - the picture at the top of the article alone is incredibly fascinating.
Living in Anning? 20 minutes to go where? It takes me nearly twenty minutes on the bus to get from Green Lake to Nanping Rd. by bus. Anning would be a disastrous choice.
Su Jia Tang isn't too far away from the so-called "foreigner scene" but it's close enough. If you really want to get out of that area I suggest going somewhere further north in the city or somewhere out in Xi Shan District. I can't say it will be incredibly convenient or even comfortable, but it will definitely be cheaper. You could also check out Huang Tu Po - it used to be a rather rough area years ago but from what I've heard it's cleaned up a bit.
Ubuntu is nice, it's too bad linux always lacks in the hardware support area.
That being said, it's definitely the most "approachable" distribution of linux around and relatively painless. It makes me slam my head in the wall when I think about using Red Hat in the 90s and dealing with terminal inputs.
Went there for the second time with a few friends the other day. Despite being in really tight quarters, the beers were cold and priced well at 8 yuan for a Qingdao, I believe. We went late afternoon and played with the chess board. Very cool.
The only thing I was surprised about was a 36 kuai game fee we had to pay the next evening? We weren't told that when we were offered the chess board... and weren't charged the first time we went. Needless to say, if that's the case we won't be going back.
I visited this fine establishment with my wife on Valentine's Day and we had a wonderful experience.
The first thing we noticed was the ambiance - it was fantastic. A nice, quiet place playing relaxing music.
The second thing we noticed was that it was CLEAN. Spotless. I felt like I was back home in the states, and it felt good to be in such a well-maintained restaurant.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and we were a bit taken aback, to be honest. We hadn't received such wonderful service since being back home - - - we've been accustomed to rude waitresses and horrible service for a long time!
A bit on the pricy side, but not outrageously so. I'd certainly recommend some of their desserts, and their sandwich selection looked amazing.
The only downside I can see to this place is the location. Too. Damned. Far. Unless you live in the area it's quite a pain to get out there in a reasonable amount of time due to Kunming's less-than-adequate transportation systems. On that note, however, I think it's relative remoteness from the center of town allows it to have the great atmosphere it does.
The first time I've been in a restaurant where I forgot I was in China. I really felt at home.