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Forums > Living in Kunming > Camera Shops in Kunming

What about a repair shop for Sony?

We got our old Sony DSC-F707 repaired at the Sony Repair Center across from Yunnan TV last year. They even gave us 90-day warranty. The same problem started again at 93 days, and they would not honor the warranty 3 days out. No complaint ... but don't want to put another 500 into this camera with that shop. Might consider another shop that's less expensive.

I do know from building and repairing computers 8 years in KM that there are small shops who repair laptops much better, and much cheaper, than the manufacturers shops in KM (HP, Toshiba, Acer, ect.)


Funny post Google maps link to US. :-)

Forums > Living in Kunming > Anyone had dental crown experience in Kunming?

Sorry for the late reply ... might help another one searching to have another option/opinion.

We have used Wei Mei on Xi Ba Lu between Xi Chang Lu and Huan Cheng Xi Lu. We used a couple of women dentist who are very kind, very gentle, and trained in America. Their phone number is 4109170 — woman who answers the phone (usually) speaks Kunminghua and no English. We don't use any other dentist in Kunming after finding them. They're professional, well-trained, reasonably priced, and gentle.

Forums > Living in Kunming > phonebook sim card for iPhone

Thanks for the reply bucko.

First, no file at that link.

Second, just want to keep it on the level and continue the path I've started with guys who do this daily.

Anyone know where to buy a PHONEBOOK SIM CARD?

Forums > Living in Kunming > phonebook sim card for iPhone

Perhaps we're of the same generation (born in the 50s), but "beg, borrow, or steal" means to obtain something by any means possible. Which is not what I'm doing ... there are plenty of Chinese guys who can "crack" the phone, and two of those are friends of mine who can't understand why I want to use legal methods when it can be cracked.

Downgrading the firmware to iOS 4.0 will not solve the need for activation. It's not a brick ... just needs activation. Since it's not an AT&T phone, the AT&T SIM card which came with the other phone that I gave to one of those friends will not work.

Nice to see you can clean up your grammar when you so desire. ;)

If you want to help, what I need is to know if a phonebook SIM card can be purchased in Kunming, and where.

Thanks, mate!


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Wish we'd known this a couple of weeks ago. We arrived in Kunming on August 10th and left on August 18th. We stayed in the Bai Huo Da Lou area, and we were refused plenty of times between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. — very unashamedly.

Wish I'd read this article before then ... maybe we could have gotten some better results. Of course, in a city where the vast majority of people disobey the law unless the police are standing in front of them (and some don't obey then), no one should expect it to change UNLESS it's enforced. Fat chance of that, eh?

Kunming is still just as backwards as when we arrived in 2002 ... only now there are twice the number of people! No more taxis; but more cars, and entirely too many 2-wheeled vehicles! The rudeness of drivers in Kunming, especially the electric bike and motorcycle drivers, is astounding — absolutely unbelievable!

We heard from Chinese people even before moving that "Kunming is a big village" — now we know first hand.

We must leave China to fulfill our Visa requirement by Aug. 18. We've driven to HeKou and walked across to Vietnam before. The Vietnam Visa cost 600 yuan iirc. (We'd pay for same day at the consulate in KM because we live in Dali, and that's cheaper than the cost of extra nights in KM to get a Visa not 'same day'.)

Does anyone know the cost of the Laos Visa for Americans at their border? Is this drive better/quicker than going to Vietnam? I've also heard that a new road has opened to Vietnam since our last trip (2006). Don't know whether that is true or not, either. It would be nice to see Xishuangbanna anyway.


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