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Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming new features and functionality

But that's the whole problem @livingichina, GoKunming was the best game in town but there just seems to be no motivation to return to that now.

WeChat groups don't provide one central hub of information which this website and its various accounts used to provide.

It's also not just about information for events and such but also good English language news and updates as well as cultural/travel writing which was quite rich for many many years.

Forums > Living in Kunming > COVID 19 vaccine for foreigners

@ ja yi this goes with my thread a little while back about GoKunming rarely publishing any articles or news anymore.

Last year at the start of the pandemic they were great with updates and communicating everything going on, now there's almost nothing ever published or written about anything.

This aspect of the website has gone downhill considerably.

Forums > Living in Kunming > What happened to GoKunming articles?

@DanDare I knew about Patrick leaving but didn't know that Vera also left more recently.

I guess with borders still closed maybe it's harder finding anyone to take up the job?

Hope they do eventually find someone since as Ocean mentioned articles were always a major highlight of the website since way back when Chris and and Matthew were running things. GoKM admins, any updates on the status of things?

Forums > Living in Kunming > What happened to GoKunming articles?

GoKunming used to regularly publish several articles per week on happenings around the city, travel, life in Yunnan etc?

What happened?

Now's it's no more than a few per month?

Why no coverage for instance regarding the migrant elephant herd?

The recent earthquake in Dali?

This aspect of the website has really declined.


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Thanks Patrick for the update! Planning to revisit the site of the Moet winery and lodge in the next couple weeks, perhaps after I get back to Kunming a new blog style update for GoKunming on my work out here will be due...

Great article and write up Dan! Ever since first visiting Liming in 2007 I knew it would be great for climbing so it's wonderful Mike has put it on the map and spent so much time developing the area. Having gone on two multi-day hikes and another trip with several day hikes out of Liming, I can reiterate that indeed with some gear the possibilities for other hiking and trekking are endless and fantastic. The valley alone is worth the visit, but some of the high mountain areas with alpine lakes and some of the best rhododendron forests anywhere are also very much worth the trip.

Hi Matt,
Mandarin should be able to order it for you, the owner Liu Feng is a casual friend and has special ordered a lot stuff for me but the regular staff don't know how to do this. If you want let me know and I can send you his email offline.

I don't believe I ever actually used the terminology distill in this interview, but it was over a year ago so I may have forgotten. Indeed I recognize wine making is quite different from distillation, though in fact in Cizhong many households partake in both practices and in fact distill liquor both in the traditional method with barley but also with the discarded grape skins and seeds left over from wine making. This makes a pretty powerful baijiu indeed!

It looks like Thai has only reduced flights by one day a week; they're just not flying on Mondays anymore. China Eastern has also increased capacity to two flights per day to BKK instead of one on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. However I'm not necessarily a fan of China Eastern as I know many of us aren't, and what I would really like to see is Thai bring back their old twice weekly service to Chiang Mai, which I used to fly regularly up through 2008 until it was cancelled. China Eastern being the only non-stop option to Chiang Mai for several years now has not been fun, and considering the explosion of Chinese tourists there now I'm surprised Thai hasn't resumed the route, especially since it was the regular Bangkok flight that just made a stop off twice each week...


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