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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,

Forums > Living in Kunming > Euros 2012

I'm looking into ways of watching European Championship (soccer) games live, ideally with an English commentary. Any advice/websites?

Also, what's the difference between CCTV5 and CCTV5+? My TV has the latter but not the former. Does anyone know on which channel the matches might be shown?


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I've been told there's a Starbucks coffee shop near Metro in the North (anyone confirm?. Plus one of my Chinese students is having an interview for a management post at a new Kunming Starbucks, so they must be here, or imminent. Hang in there rbusch!

I like the "Getting Away" section of GoKunming, but I'd much prefer to read about lesser known Yunnan places a long-distance bus journey away than large cities which I'd need to fly to. Most of us have job/study commitments, you know!



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.