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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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It would be nice to edit this article such that Food prices, Per capita disposable income, and Rural net income were in consecutive order.

Then, it would be more obvious to the government that even with food prices increasing by 13.9 per cent, the per capita disposable income was still 12,083 yuan. And rural net income increased by only 7.1 per cent to an average of 4,003 yuan. Note; that's the average, and there are a few rich farmers out there.

Thinking about the GDP? Well, think about the dictionary meaning of gross: repulsively fat, indecent, and disgusting -- I have no argument with that.

Mmmm, the Forum article seems to have been cut -- I wonder what is wrong with describing the Heavenly Manna restaurant as, not, the best Chinese restaurant in Kunming? Good (so, it's said) but not the best.

Couldn't let this go without a comment. But, not wishing to repeat them, there are comments on this article in the Forum section.

Writing a good article until the ink sweat drips from your brow, and nobody comments, can be heartbreaking.
So, I'd just like to say banning fishing for six months is laughable. OK, it's better than nothing, but it should be the first six months of every year, and where are the government's pollution police when you want them!? And no jokes about Tim Horten's, thank you.



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.