Thanks Philou. Yes, I'm finding that to be true. It's a bit disconcerting but I understand how things work as I lived in China for several years. My local Chinese friends are trying to buy bus tickets for me and just wrote me today that they won't sell one more than a week in advance. Crazy but that's China. Still, at the holiday I expect it is even more difficult. Fortunately I am traveling alone so a single ticket may be a bit easier, at the least. Thanks
I am a former Kunming resident and will be visiting around the 26th Jan to Feb 1. I need to travel from Chuxiong to Dali on Jan 27th and from Dali to to Chuxiong on Jan 30th. Can anyone advise how difficult it is to buy tickets for those times now? I am asking some friends to buy these tickets but feedback is very slow.
My friends had a very blonde child and he became traumatized by the attention and touching in Kunming and Yunnan. They used to put a hat on him and simply would not allow strangers to touch him. He would became quite upset when people would touch him because of the fear that he had acquired when accosted by strangers.
I think you should protect your children so that they do not develop a similar fear of strangers brought on by their lack of courtesy and respect for the children.
Of course it is not meant to be malicious but they are not thinking of the child, only of there own fascination with the blonde hair.
Nevertheless, it can cause very bad consequences for the children.
Slice of Heaven has some nice food, its very clean and comfortable and the staff try very hard to please. I can understand Barbara is trying to run a business and it's her right to set the pricing. A large pizza for 20 quai was a bargain for sure. Obviously it was not a money maker without other sales. Anyone can be brisk from time to time but generally I think it's a good place.
I don't drink alcohol at all and was surprised that the place was 1/2 empty on a Friday night. The change in policy reflects a decent establishment trying to stay in business. We should support this nice little respite.