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User profile: Caeruleus

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  • RegisteredJanuary 8, 2009
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  • RegisteredJanuary 8, 2009

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Forums > Living in Kunming > moving to kunming

If you have the choice, don't deliver here. Medical treatment here is pretty basic and doctors seem to have little to no idea what they are talking about (even basic stuff). So aside from a factory style hospital environment that would get the job done if nothing goes wrong, you are kinda stuck if something does go wrong and you / baby need serious medical attention.

Would thoroughly recommend staying in Australia or zipping down to Thailand for a couple of months and giving birth there instead. I've seen so many misdiagnosis here that have later caused bigger issues it is ridiculous.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New visa/immigration regulations July 1, 2013

Not wanting to get in the middle of a flame war, but noticed (couldn't help noticing) all the US police clearance issues. Seems that these two links have a pretty good overview of how to go about applying by mail.

beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/fingerprinting.html
www.fbi.gov/[...]

The Beijing site lists some local Beijing fingerprinting companies, but I'm sure there are places in Kunming that would provide a similar service. From looking over the FBI site, it seems that they are more concerned that the fingerprints are clear than the authority of who helps you do them. In one section they mention that they can be done at a printing shop as an alternative to the police station.

Some people were concerned that the check is only for 18 and over. Australia is the same and was no issue. I think most countries lock juvenile records when you turn 18.

Also, for any Australians reading, application online was dead easy and took about 3 weeks to arrive in Kunming by mail.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New visa/immigration regulations July 1, 2013

@Alien. Not sure what the situation is with the new visa system, but in the past I have been able to go to the border of Myanmar or Vietnam, get an exit stamp, then come straight back in and get an entry stamp without even entering the other country (I didn't even have paperwork to get into Myanmar!). Another 60 days in country without issue.

I think as a rule of thumb for most countries (for immigration purposes), when you get the exit stamp you have left the country and when you get the entry stamp you have come back in. I doubt that they would be cooperative about it, but theoretically you may be able to go into KM airport, get your stamps and be golden for however long they let you stay on a visit. Just look at how long Snowden was in the Russian airport without paperwork, visas, etc.

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Forums > Study > Yunnan Daxue, Yunnan Shifan Daxue

Not sure how much you care about this, but Yunnan University is the top ranking university in the province and a 211 university. I have no idea about quality of education you will get from Yunnan Normal University, but the Alumni connection you get from spending time at YNDX will be way better than what you would get from YSFDX.

Though if you are interested in studying in China and have the money, The best universities for Alumni are the ones in Beijing and Shanghai.

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While I am on the topic of calendars, a schedule of minority festivals around the province would be awesome too.

All looks good.. Have always thought that the calendar would be well served by an "add this event" or "subscribe" button that would allow users to add events to their personal calendars with a click or subscribe to events at their favourite venues.

Awesome article. Thanks Matthew and GoKunming for getting this out early so that people can plan to get down to experience this.

Has GoKunming ever looked at creating a festivals Wiki page or something with a list of all these random things that happen around the province. It seems impossible to stay informed of these until it is too late. Might be easier to accomplish it it was community driven.

Also, those maps are fantastic. What program was used to make them??

Motor boats aren't allowed on the lake, with the exception of safety craft operated by the local government. All the fishing vessels you see are powered the old fashioned way.

As for the road, at the moment you can take the Kunyu highway about half the way and then have to turn off onto smaller roads. Wouldn't be so difficult driving if their weren't so many trucks on the road which struggle with the hills and some of the bumpier sections. Once you get to the lake however, it is pretty smooth driving, and a really easy connection from Yuxi City (still involves a few painful sections though). Normally takes about 45 mins to reach the lake from downtown Kunming.

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Awesome little bakery. Lots of interesting food. For every Australian out there, the meat pies smelled great, though they weren't ready for eating when I went in. Will definitely be back for those soon.

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Word. Sandra's rocks. Y'all have amazing food. The table out the front is the best!!!