Forums > Living in Kunming > Calling card from mobile phones
It was possible to have your mobile configured for international calls. That is done by your network.
It also was possible to use Skype to call the US. You need to deposit money with skype. I used it to call 800 numbers in the US as well as my Mom who was also elderly.
BTW Skype USA is quite different than Skype China. Good luck
Forums > Food & Drink > Yogurt
Back in Ol'Beijing I would buy yogurt on the street sold in ceramic bottles. I am lactose intolerant but had no problem with the Beijing yogurt (Never had a problem with Chinese ice cream either - make you wonder). Never found it in Kunming.
This style of yogurt is also sold in the Los Angeles Chinese markets sans the bottle.
If you are set on yogurt, do what Tiger is doing. Safer and worth the effort.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Clearing the table
@bucko I've noticed it as well. I think there is a 'face' issue involved.
There is a book I highly recommend which might help understand the Chinese.
面子 Miànzi Face
"面子第一miànzi dì yī
Mianzi Outweighs All Else
Mianzi" is an important and interesting word in Mandarin Chinese which has evolved into a synonym for "dignity" and even beyond that from its literal meaning. It embodies a significant concept deeply rooted in Chinese society. When with others, Chinese people always take to heart their dignity and superiority, which they hope will earn them due respect. Otherwise, they will 'lose face'."
"The Way We Think: Chinese View of Life Philosophy" By Li Gang 李钢Sinolingua
Forums > Study > One-to-one classes with VISA
There are many bus lines right there. Easy to get to and from that area.