I always take KLM and they give you normal food in economy. Low quality normal food, but it still classifies as food. The crap they give out on Chinese domestic flights does not classify as food for me, it is obviously the cheapest crap they can get their hands on. You neither have any nutrition nor taste. I'll take my own meal if I take China Eastern from Paris.
I'm contemplating booking my next visit to Kunming through Paris and flying with China Eastern because it seems time fast and cheap. Anybody any experience with their service? I don't really mind using China Eastern for domestic flights in China, but for such a long haul flight, I would be very disappointed to get "chicken rice" for breakfast and "pork rice" for dinner (I just can't get it how people seem to always be able to wolf that stuff down in such a greedy fashion), with in between some nice olive candy to polish off the rough edges. I'd hate to have to bring my own meals on such a long flight.
Hello there, does anyone know a quiet cafe (no loud pop music playing) with tables to work at and fast internet in the center of town or in the north (Beichen)? I know in Kunming "fast internet" is relative, but still... Thanks for any advice...
This place is without doubt my favorite restaurant in Kunming. It is truly Simao-style, but adds its own unique touch. The ingredients vary per week and the ingredients are all carefully sourced in specific markets or brought straight from the mountains. Their wild vegetables are always sweeter than other places in Kunming. There are plaques on the wall that say: "we don't feel the need to enhance the flavor with weijing or jijing, we do our best to source the best natural foods for you". You will not see any grease after finishing the plate, not even with the deep fried dishes. They are very flexible with ordering combinations and the super-friendly owner-chef will be happy to step out of the kitchen and give you some great advice. If he has time, because this place is crowded on most evenings. Service is friendly and attentive (but it is still Kunming). You get free home-made kimchi and apple vinegar with all meals. They have cold Fenghuaxueyue beer. Without doubt a safe Chinese eatery, really delicious food, friendly people who are passionate about their product. A true gem, in my opinion.
I heard Richland Hospital has proper testing material.
I think the medical staff is of the same level as other Kunming healthcare facilities. I needed to translate some specifics of a medical report I got in another specialized hospital. I wanted to do this by letting the Richland doctor have a phone call with the specialized doctor that had done the tests. I came in and there sat a young physician with a translating nurse. When the phone call to the other hospital wasn't successful he wanted to have look at the report himself. I asked if that would make sense if he wasn't a doctor that was specialized in that specific field. He told me he wanted to have a look anyway. To my horror, he promptly misdiagnosed me with a truly appalling disease. When I came home I was puzzled. I didn't have any symptoms, how could I have something that serious. I checked the internet and found out that the condition that he described DIDN'T EVEN EXIST. Well, I have to give him, he had me stressing out there for a minute. I wanted to confront him with his mistake but apparently all the doctors had taken the weekend off. Eventually, in combination with my visit to the other state run facility, I was in constant uncertainty and stress over the period of 4 days for something that turned to be NOTHING. I had NOTHING.
Please use the highest level of common sense in dealing with local healthcare. The situation is grim. Best to let them test (if the facilities are ok) and make conclusions and decisions by yourself, if serious ask a physician in another country. Never blindly trust anything they say.