Well, it didn't "fail"... I paid, they got their money. I'm not "afraid" of small change, it was just a pain for them to give and for me to receive (esp when I had looked out the exact money to make it easy for all). I just think there must be a more efficient way. What does "toolish" mean??
[... thread cntd from Private Joker's "Psychological Help" thread!]
I'm interested in countries near Yunnan that I can fly to directly, esp if they require no visas, or visas can be obtained in Kunming. Can anyone confirm or update this information (for UK/US/OZ travellers) ...
Vietnam, Hanoi (visa? from where?)
S. Korea, Seoul (no visa req'd?)
Burma, Rangoon (visa from Kunming)
India (nearest visa issuing office in Chiang Mai, Thailand?)
Cambodia (visa avalaible in KM?)
Laos (visa available in KM?)
Thailand (free tourist visa on arrival?)
Malaysia (no visa req'd?)
Singapore (no visa req'd?)
Bangladesh (where's the nearest place I can get this visa from? Bangkok?)
HongKong (no visa req'd?)
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I've previously railed against this place's terrible customer service (despite having the best range of western food in Kunming). But things are definitely improving. You no longer have to show a card on arrival (a QR code will do as you check out), your bags are not taken off you in order to get in, there are trolley-cars for kids to ride in and a lot of the food items that had gone missing over recent months seem to have been restocked.
My son was born in this hospital and we have been back since with various adult/child illnesses and injuries because they always give a swift and sensible diagnosis.
The museum has expanded and now also has a nice section on China's High Speed Train System, including a mock-up of the inside of a HS train.
Took my son to the waterfall today. Nice grounds, well kept. There's a children's activity park towards the far end of the lake. As an alternative to the previously explained route, you can leave 司家营 station at Exit A and take a three-wheeled "taxi" to the Park for 10RMB. The Park itself is free and has a nice marked running track for those so inclined.
This is a great show which, although pricey (about 100RMB depending on seat, kids under 1metre for free) is pretty good value for a 1.5 hour show. Few animals (horses, dogs and a couple of camels only) and lots of impressive human feats, with an international flavour. I was pleasantly surprised and my son loved it.