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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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Well, it's notorious that here in China there are many police officers that dislike westerners.

Just try joining a gym near xiaoximen, you will see some police roided dwarf gangs at your local gym with napoleon complexes giving you an evil eye for being stronger/taller than them.

Those idiots (when in a group) are famous for giving foreign fellas the evil eye.
Rejoice, next time you are having fun at wenling jie or kundu and an unrelated violence thing breaks out, you will be a moving target for those dumb police officers who will fire first, no questions asked ( specially if you have a hot gf).

Nobody cares about the happiness of children, people only want to say: Chinese students are the top MATH students in the world !

Too bad general culture has been declining and seems to have adhered to what Ernest Gombrich used to call "idola quantitatis", the worship of quantities and numbers.

Great, now the guns will arrive in numbers, will be sold by policemen or stolen by criminals and then you and your family will be shot on the crossfire between policemen and criminals.
I can only imagine how happy those young (and old) policemen are to finally have guns as a macho way to compensate for their small winnies.

Just what this city needed. Now we have to walk with a bullet proof vest and pray before we leave our houses.

Mandrake, there is such a card, it can be used for the subway and bus. It is light yellow, and it as a subway and a bus drawing on it. It cost me around 30 RMB and it's rechargeable but if you can even recharge it in stores or markets. I always keep a 200 kuai balance on it.



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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