I love the Olympics,, watched as much as I could. Great games, great athletes, fantastic opening and closing ceremonies. I am really sad now it's over,, where to get my daily sports fix?! I even watched (yikes!!) synchronized swimming. Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt and Elena Isinbajeva gave us unforgettable moments. Apart from a few dark clouds hanging over the games (underage gymnasts, doping, ref-kicking cubans and more) I think I will take over now Samaranch is gone and say it was the best games ever. Kudos to Beijing and China.
I could have done without that awfull "You & Me" song though,, it would fit better into a mediocre Disney movie.
I have been looking around on the site and found several golf clubs in the area around Kunming but everytime I get to their websites it says nothing about prices or greenfee ( I can only read the English pages). Can anyone give me some info about the clubs in the area? Can you get a membership for a reasonable price? Can you recommend some courses? I appreciate any info :)
My name is Nick and I am planning to go to China after the summer to teach ESL. I have been looking over the different provinces and cities and I have narrowed it down to either Liaoning or Yunnan since I don't function too well in very hot areas :). Kunming sounds like a really great place to stay for a year or two but I have a small problem. Does anyone know any good links to jobsites for Kunming/Yunnan? I have found only 2 so far and they do not seem to be updated very often and only very few jobs are listed there.
I have a few offers to work in Beijing but I have been there for a couple of months before and tbh Beijing is a nice place to visit as a tourist but I wouldn't want to live there for real. If anyone could give me some good advice about Kunming it would be greatly appreciated.
A little about myself: I am 32 years old and a Danish national. I am a qualified teacher with English as specialty. I have taught 4 years in Denmark and lived 3 years in London. I recently split up with my girlfriend for 5 years and now I just feel like I need a change of scenary. Since I have been to China for all in all about 6 months before and really liked it I figure it could be interesting to go live there for a while.
King regards Nick
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The comment from Chris had deserved a wider audience. Beluga?
We walked past this place today and decided to have our dinner there. What a good decision that turned out to be. Nice decor, friendly staff and owners and a good selection of reading material. I also
appreciated that the tables had good space between them as opposed to so many other restaurants here where everything seems so cramped.
We went for a steak sub (good), Hawaii Burger (great), fries (perfectly fried) and the best milkshake I've had in Kunming. We finished the meal with a cup of good coffee and a really nice piece of chocolate cake. All in all 80 kuai for two people. Excellent value for money and we will definitely go back.
Went there yesterday and it totally made my week. Nice decor and friendly staff and a real salad bar. Sadly we both wanted mexican food so I can't really say much about their other courses. The food was great but just a tad spicier would have improved the dish. The best thing was that we almost had the place to ourselves and we could have a quiet conversation without shouting, spitting Chinese people in the background. I realised how much I had missed that since coming here.
We went to Chicago Coffee a couple of days ago and it was a nice experience. The place is cozy with soft comfy chairs (I realized how much I have missed one since coming here) and they have a nice little collection of English language books in the corner consisting mainly of classics and travel litterature. I was looking forward to trying their advertized tortilla bar but it wasn't up and running that evening.
Instead we went for 2 12 inch pizzas -roast chicken and pepperoni- but we quickly realized that 1 would have been enough. Those things are heavy. I am mainly into Italian style pizza but Chicago's double layered pizzas are well worth a try. Their coffee seems to be a bit on the expensive side but people say good things about it and they have got a nice selection. I wouldn't mind dropping by again some day,, hopefully when they've got the tortilla thing going. English speaking staff btw.
I went to Laowo Bar for the first time saturday for the Tribal Moons and others gig. It is a nice big place with a balcony surrounding the central area and the rather big stage has room to dance in front of it. The sound was great and at just the right volume that is so hard to find. You can actually have a conversation in the room if you want to,, nice.
Small Dalis were 5 kuai so that is very reasonable but they had little else to offer in the drinks department. I saw a bottle of vodka and half a bottle of whiskey on the shelf but it obviously wasn't something they prioritized. It's all good though.
I dont know if it was because of the bands but there seemed to be as many foreigners as locals at the place so I guess it is an expat hangout.
I'll definately return to Laowo. It is one of the better places to go here in Kunming imo.