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Forums > Living in Kunming > yahoo dammit


No, this is definitely Yahoo Mail too. This, from Yahoo... "After February 28, 2022 you will no longer be able to send or receive new emails from mainland China or download data."

Forums > Living in Kunming > yahoo dammit

I heart that Yahoo services will stop working in China (without a VeePN) from the end of this month. Another one bites the dust! Can anyone recommend a free, English-language e-mail services that still works in China (Without a VeepN)?

Forums > Living in Kunming > Healthcode QR status change.

My health code also did not update despite double vaccination. But the clinic were able to print me off a "certificate" showing all the vaccination details, which should help in the future if necessary,


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I've lived in half a dozen cities/towns in China and Kunming is the one where I have chosen to stay. The weather, the "relaxed" attitude of the locals, easy access to the countryside and the lack of bad pollution are all factors that make this a decent place to settle.

What exactly does a "ban on illegal activities" really mean? Surely illegal activities are already banned by definition. I hope this move helps, but I suspect it will soon be business as usual.



Price is now 100RMB for adults, 70RMB for children.
Some of the animal areas are as far as 10+km from the entrance - you can buy a hop on/off bus ticket for 60RMB per person, but there are also clearly marked walkways for those who are full of energy.

Everything inside is pretty expensive - consider bringing a picnic.

Many of the animals are in large outdoor enclosures. Some are caged. The park calls itself a safari, but this is not a "drive your car amongst the animals" thing. It's more like a decent western zoo.
There are places to handle/be photographed with animals, for a fee. Also, some kids amusements.
The animal show is free, but a waste of time (unless you love watching goats, sheep, pigs, horses etc!!).
Good labelling i English thorughout.


Still worth a visit, especially for the arhat statues. The 11am vegetarian lunch is basic, but still only 10RMB. Free entry.


Prague cafe used to be my favourite cafe in Wenlin area but I went for lunch there today after a few months away and it's really gone downhill (new owners?). The menu was a photocopy, the food was lacklustre and much more expensive than before, the decor was dull and the service so-so. I won't be back there anytime soon.


It's open! And it's free. And its terrific for kids.

The museum is surprisingly interactive (although only 2/3 of the attractions are working) and modern (VR, simulators, touchscreens, etc). Sadly, no English on any of the displays but the fun is in trying to work out how the exhibits work and what they are supposed to be showing. Well worth a visit.