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Forums > Living in Kunming > Help please.

I'm pretty sure you'll have to go to the hospital to get this kind of medication. I think RU-486 is called 米非司酮. So asking about that should get you in the right direction if you're crazy enough to go without someone to translate for you. You should probably visit 计生办 or the 妇幼保健站. I'm not really sure on the Chinese terms as everyone is sleeping now :P

Forums > Living in Kunming > Part time work?

I want to move to Kunming for personal and business reasons. I lived in China for 3.5 years before, one summer in Tianjin, one year in Chuxiong, and about two years in Lijiang. My long term plans are to run a business with a friend from Lijiang, but for the short term I need to stay in Kunming for personal reasons.

My Chinese isn't fluent, but I have no problems living in an area where nobody speaks English. I was looking for a job with a work visa, but nothing over 4 hours per day.

My guess is I'll end up working at a private language school, but I guess it doesn't hurt to look for other jobs. Only problem is I don't like smoking so I think this excludes most work environments in China. That's one of the reasons I plan to start a business with my friend in Lijiang... smoke-free work environment...heh.

The salary doesn't really matter. I more or less just need the work visa. I would say anything that could pay for a 2 bedroom apartment with a small kitchen and bathroom would be plenty, or a 1 bedroom apartment with a living room that could fit a bed in it.



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Huh? How is Yunnan distinctive from rural areas in any other country with a centrally controlled economic system(which is pretty much any "modern and developed" country today)? How is The Brother's Jiang expanding everywhere in Yunnan different from Starbucks trying to expand in Yunnan?

Do you think Iowa has lost its distinctness because of all the Mexican and Chinese restaurants that have opened up? Oh wait, even though they almost all serve the same food, and their suppliers are almost all the same... it's so much better because they all have a different name... cripes, it's just marketing.

You can go to any city in Yunnan and you will see the same products being sold in all of them. What does it matter if the name of the store is in Chinese or in English? Does this somehow prevent you from speaking to the people who work there? Does it stop you from taking your time? It's just a marketing symbol, get over it.



Cheese tasted great. Much better than other pizza joints.


Excellent salad bar. Hamburgers are usually ok. The fancier dishes were a little lacking.

Giving it a 4 stars for the salad bar. If you were going there for "fine dining" then probably best to go somewhere else.

The store also has some nice imported food(though obviously Metro is cheaper for some things). The freshly baked goods are nice too.


Seems to be pretty hit or miss. First time I went there the pizza and hamburgers were great. 2nd time the pizza was terrible, and the hamburger was ok. 3rd time the pizza was ok, but people were smoking inside by the time we left. Guess the no smoking policy is not enforced.


Not bad. Pretty much what you would expect, but expensive for China.


Expensive, but decent bread. Other places are better, but not bad if you're in a hurry.