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Forums > Living in Kunming > Are cheap Chinese bikes worth buying ?

I have a Chinese-made folding bike bought in Canada (Therefore, there's no point me discussing the cost). but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Chinese-made bike in future. Yes, sometimes, alloy tubing is used and, obviously, it affects the price.
Perhaps, ten years ago, one would have been much more cautious.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Bangladesh

China Eastern flight MU5708 ETD Kunming 12:55 am, ETA Dhaka 01:00 am.

A 30-day visa will be attached to your passport on arrival in Dhaka.

You ought to have immunization for measles.

OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, where there is a high risk of politically motivated violence, ethnic clashes and kidnappings. Bangladeshi authorities must be notified seven days before any travel to this region. Exercise extreme caution, maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times, monitor local developments, and avoid crowds and demonstrations.

Forums > Food & Drink > Where's the dank food at?

@Dinkus: There are many restaurants on this Website. Nevertheless, more would be welcome. Therefore, why don't you spend a moment going to the 'Restaurants' page and placing your "amazing" finds there.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Business card print shops

Today, having left Kunming, I am unable to provide an actual business name, but with decades of years in publishing, I was always impressed by the quality of many "run-of-the-mill places" in Kunming. Of course, for a high-end magazine, calibrated colour levels, etc., are important, but (standard size) business cards?


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I often wonder why wages are negotiated as a percentage. This is ridiculous; 22% = 1 yuan!

Now, without any fanfare, the boss will increase his wage by 22%, even though his purchase of rice and vegetables cost the same.

After all, isn't this the reason for wage increases.

Please stop the world, I want to get off.

It's not surprising that the Kunming Fair is just as unorganized as ever.
Having visited on previous years, there is little initiative to visit again.
I might point out that the reason for the absence of a ticket booth is due, in my opinion, to anybody who is anybody in Kunming being given neck tokens (tickets) by friends of friends (if you know what I mean?). My previous experience indicates that the booth staff recycle their passes many times back through the fence.
Only in Kunming!

Nice article, Dan.
As someone with a relationship with the medical profession in Kunming and knowing of the unfortunately high level of smoking by MDs, could I suggest replacing the cigarette butt photo with a photo of a cigarette-smoking doctor - It shouldn't be too dificult - perhaps even a collage of photos. ;-)

In my opinion, for what it's worth, to say that the drying up of the Mekong river is solely the result of the lack of rain is like saying that it's really due to natural evaporation. Of course, without a doubt, the dams are the main reason, and continuing to build these dams will have a catastrophic effect in the very near future.

China's nationalistic bullying tactics of raping the natural environment of other countries in order to develop its own power base is nothing less than criminal.



This restaurant is totally overwhelmed whenever the 4th floor is opened ... especially at weekends.

The kitchen is too small, and the kitchen staff too inexperienced. As others have said, it isn't difficult to learn that an 'appetizer' is a 'starter' and should be served before the main course.

To explain that the kitchen is "Too busy" should mean. 'CLOSE THE TOP FLOOR!'

The owner must recruit more staff from India, and spend more time at the restaurant (He hasn't been here here for three months).


'American' breakfast with Yunnan tea ... No thank you!
I yearn for fresh bread somewhere.


I am considering a visit to Kunming soon.
This information confuses me. There is another hotel on the opposite side of the street (opposite the university's West Gate) that is also called (as far as I remember) Yunnan University Hotel.
It is much less expensive.
Hotel reviews are much needed.