Forums > Travel Yunnan > Kunming to Hanoi
I need to go back to Sweden (Copenhagen) this summer, and to my surprise, I found flying from Hanoi is cheaper than either Beijing or Bangkok, Hongkong or Guangzhou. As a swede, I don't need visa for Vietnam, which begs the question; how do I get from Kunming to Hanoi? is it easy even if I have lots of luggage? it is safe? Thankful for any advice you can give me.
Forums > Food & Drink > Save the celebration of shabbiness!
I'm leaving China soon, and being the last contributor present of the Heaven in Hell shabbiness blog, there's lots and lots and lots I'd still would like to do, but simply won't have time to (though I do have a few reviews still in the pipeline). It doesn't nearly feel like the blog's purpose, being a guide to cheap and shabby, off-the-beaten-track Kunming restaurants, is fullfilled. I actually think there's potential for growth; based on google analytics, off late the blog has had maybe 60-120 readers.
I'm not yet ready to completely hand over the blog, as I might go back to China in a year or two and wanna continue it, but I would be delighted if there's anybody in Kunming who'd feel up to the task of becoming a contributor, and post a new review every now and then. We can talk about the details later, if there is anyone interested, just know I cannot offer you anything else than the honor of a top spot on the contributors page, and an outlet for your witticism and cynicism.
If there's anyone who'd have more ambitious visions for the blog than mine, I'm definitely open to discuss it (for example, I hosted the blog on blog.se so it wouldn't be blocked by Big Brother, but since then blog.se did the extremely stupid move of joining wordpress, so now it's blocked...I would much prefer to host 'Heaven in Hell' on a site more easily accessible from China; it's after all a site meant for Kunmingren).
Here's the blog in all it's glory, please help me out and keep it going, as I feel a site like it is needed for the english-speaking community in Kunming. It'd be sad if I had to close it down:
Forums > Living in Kunming > Tattoos in Kunming? 好不好?
I see lots of chinese people with nice-looking tattoos, and I'm considering getting one myself, as it's almost (or completely, due to guanxi) free here, compared to the thousands of kuai it'd cost me in Sweden. I have a design prepared, and a tattooist that a friend has vouched for.
Do I dare? Are there any drawbacks to getting a tattoo here, as opposed to in Europe? I've heard somewhere that the inks has worse quality, would this be true?
Forums > Living in Kunming > Where can I sell stuffs ?
I know that a friend sometimes get rid of clothes at the clothes second hand market over by Zhangguangyin, but when I went to the general second hand market across the street people seemed remarkably unwilling to buy my stuff even for ridiculously low prices. One guy claimed all his (obviously second hand) stuff came from Korea, and I was like 'yeah, right, whatever'. I left rather perplexed, as I don't get how a second hand market could work if they never buy second hand stuff from people.
Forums > Food & Drink > Ethnic Minority Restaurant Suggestion Sought
Makye Ame, Makye Ame, Makye Ame; 'yak meat in nepali spices' is Kunming's best dish.