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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Visa Question- Fly 国内 without passport

I had my passport water damaged while living in Nanjing and had to to make a quick trip to Shanghai to my embassy, to get a new passport.

After arriving in Shanghai, I proceeded to get a hotel room, Motel 186 didn't just refuse my color copy of the damaged one, they called the police on me without telling me. I mean, This was a hotel that I had stayed more than 6 times before in the last 6 months.
The receptionist called this fat manager that then called the police, but didn't tell me that they did this.

My mandarin's not that bad, I realized their aggressivity and paranoia and went out to get a taxi and find a new Hotel, as I had an appointment with my embassy in the morning to retrieve the new passport.

As I looked out of the taxi I then saw 2 police cars arriving at the scene ...

I went to the outskirts of town and found a hotel that accepted me.
Don't play around here in China without your passport, you're gonna get screwed.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Where to buy shoes?

I'm 6'3 and wear 47 shoes. it's im-po-ssi-ble to find in regular stores, however when I was living in Nanjing I met a laoban that is specialized in tall men clothes and shoes.

Now, I just buy from him. He has great quality looooooooooong legged jeans that won't make you look like a crab fisher and show your socks... Black, blue, summer, winter, thicker, chinos, khakis, you name it.

My legs are 114 centimeters, so regular pants (110) are like hip-hop shorts to me, and to make things more difficult I have a small waist, 32 or 33, I'm glad that that guy has my fit.

He also has some great looking shoes, black classic dress shoes, oxfords, brown shoes, boots, driving... everything. All 45,46,46,47,48,49.

Most of his clients are either from Harbin and many are basketball Players, lol. Let me know what you need and I will ask him. He usually send tons of pictures of options of what you need.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Motorcycle A Plates

If I were a Kunming official I wouldn't be as concerned with bikes right now as with those Diesel black smoke puffing buses and trucks.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Motorcycle A Plates

I got my US drivers license, autos only.

1The thing is I want to buy a fking kawasaki ninja (150) or something, how much for the dl's, license plates and shit?

2 U got guanxi? Let me know bout that on PM.

3 Do u know stories of anybody getting caught w/o one?

Well, relying on public transportation for years while I've been here hasn't been very manly, or practical, tough it is sure safe and cost effective.


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"I will not try to defend it or explain it"

That's bad PR/
He could at least have shown some sympathy and assure they would take measures to combat this is the future. Hmmm, bad news for junk fooders.

This discussion and the impossibility argument is obsolete. I was in Nanjing at the Zheng He museum, the site where the star fleet was built. They did recently find the rudder of one of the main ships and it is gigantic, it does indeed confirm the reported dimensions of the ship, being several times bigger than chinese caravels of the time. Notice: the vietnamese and other islanders natives from what is today the Philippines were the true pioneers of shipbuilding, from which the chinese learned how to construct their ships.

BTW, I agree with Bobbles and Liumingke; people who have no self-identity (the norm today) and get hold of power (guns) will try to emulate fiction as a way of developing an identity, even if it's a fictional or false one. Just wait until those police officer start acting like movie actors.

Again, to yankee: I read my posts again and couldn't pinpoint anything I said that was racist. Was it because I said that those gym rats have napoleon complexes (compensating for being short)? If so, get real, this is a worldwide phenomena.



Call before you go, I went there on thursday and there was no one in there,

I called one of the owners, and they said that they weren't going to open.

I lost my trip, I love the concept of the restaurant, No MSG and etc, but ended up having to pay for a cab ride and getting a growling stomach.

If the same thing happens to you, just go down the road until the road ends and the last 2 story restaurant across the street is very also decent. Order the sweet and sour fish and it also won't have any MSG.


No Bus to Chenggong from the airport, had to go downtown and get a 150 RMB taxi.

I mean isn't this a district of Kunming? Then why not make transportation available?

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