i2 International Institute of Education

User profile: Xiefei

User info
  • RegisteredMay 27, 2008
  • RegionChina
  • VerifiedYes
  • RegisteredMay 27, 2008

Forum posts

0
Forums > Living in Kunming > kundu stabbing?

I'd like to echo Danmairen in that there's really no point in turning this into some "us v them" thing. That gets us nowhere. The line I draw between "us" and "them" has nothing do do with being foreign or Chinese, as there are plenty of Chinese people I identify more with than some of the foreign morons I see running around Kunming.

The incident at Kundu is a shame. My condolences to family and friends.

0
Forums > Living in Kunming > Electric bicycle ban..

I'm all for better enforcement for cars, but let's face it, the electric bike craziness is out of control. It's not a ban, it's cops at the intersection fining people for taking their whole families on a tiny bike, riding at a young age, running traffic lights and plowing through pedestrian zones. I'm not sure why people are so against that.

0
Forums > Living in Kunming > Electric bicycle ban..

I hear you there. I think that the whole idea of a "crackdown" is ridiculous in the first place. Instead of concentrating enforcement, say on certain central districts or certain time frames, they should be thinking about how to enforce the traffic laws they already have in place.
On the other hand, I see the traffic chaos as an endearing feature of living here, almost cute, like the Chinglish signs everywhere. Of course, I'm still nostalgic about the bicycle jams from back in the day...

0
Forums > Living in Kunming > Recycling batteries

I'm not sure where they eventually end up, but the local tax bureau on Xichang Lu has a battery receptacle. I think they might be at various other government office buildings as well.

Classifieds

No results found.

Comments

Great stuff. Keep it coming.
Here are a few suggestions/requests for future cooking posts:
- su hongdou (crispy red beans n kale)
- kao qiezi (roast eggplant, shaokao style)
- erkuai ji (chicken w/ erkuai)

It's great to see, after all these years of talk, that environmental policy might be starting to grow some teeth.
I've also read that a lot of Beijingers and city govt leaders are looking at how they can keep up the environmental improvements they made during the Olympics. Some good came out of those games after all.

There is actually one last segment of the wall still intact. It stretches along the back of the restaurants in wenhua xiang that abut the Yunda foreign students dorm. The wall can be seen from some of those dorm rooms, and was visible from the street a few years ago when many of those restaurants were rebuilt.

Good stuff. Too many people keep trying to tell me that this building is the old French legation. I've even seen it written in the guide books

Reviews


By

Excellent Thai food served in a beautiful art deco setting. The bar is also top notch, with great cocktails, whiskys and cigars.

When the weather is good, try to get a table on the rooftop garden, which offers views of the Bird and Flower market.

May be a little pricier than some of the other Thai restaurants in town.


By

An exciting new gallery space built from an old factory warehouse in the Paoluda Creative Industry Park. Looking forward to seeing what they'll do with it.


By

A great little place in the middle of a beautiful valley chock full of great climbing spots.

The beds and rooms are very comfortable, though the bathrooms are shared, and of the "eco" variety (a plus as far as I'm concerned).

The owners are very helpful about everything from info on climbing spots to trip planning and getting around the area.

Also, the place is dirt cheap. I wholeheartedly recommend it.


By

I heard they revamped the burgers so I went there for one last night. Had the blue cheese burger. Total mess, cheese and carmelized onions dripping all over the place. It was awesome.