i used to go to moondog all the time. Fried was wonderful, helped me out more the once. i always got in fights with Joost while drunk. some great memories there. i painted the moondog mural there before the place closed, and the dragon at the second location.
I lived in Kunming for 2 years 2013-2015 and found it to be very dog friendly. I am considering moving back with my older service dog who will be retiring soon (she's a white lab mix, 85 lbs) and my smaller german shepherd male who is training to take over for her (56 lbs). He will get a little bigger than that, but not more than about 65lbs. I know that german shepherds are technically banned in kunming, would he be safe there or would I seriously risk having him taken away or hurt? From what I can gather, I can't imagine the police would take a foreigner's dog who is wearing a service dog vest unless he bit someone (which would never happen, both are incredibly friendly and well trained dogs being as they are service animals). Does anyone have any information for me about this? My Chinese friend thinks I'll be totally fine, but every city in China is a little different.
I just got back from this hospital and I was very pleased. I showed up in the middle of the night throwing up uncontrollably and was helped immediately. They diagnosed me and brought me to a very nice room. Cozy, 120 channels and even a little attached bathroom. The place is super clean and I thought the staff was very helpful, although due to me showing up in the middle of the night there was no translators. I speak decent chinese so between that and the doctors using pleco on their phones we were able to communicate just fine. i was put on an IV. The following morning their translator was there and she was incredibly sweet and helpful as well. I would definitely recommend this place if you have anything you need. Its clean, friendly, modern, and in my opinion for all the crap I ended up deciding to do, very reasonably priced. Only thing is that I wish I couldve used my insurance as I am covered through it internationally, but the process was too complicated and i decided to just go the cash route.
Just got back from this place. We paid for a cab out there because it had such good reviews, and to be honest we were a bit disappointed. We are huge indian food fanatics and have had a huge range of authentic indian, and this stuff seemed more like a chinese attempt at indian and for the price wasnt worth it. The naan was dry and so thin and brittle that it was more like crackers. The main dishes were medium sized, but were extremely watered down. The meat was coarse and tough to chew, and the vegetables were not thoroughly cooked. It also took us almost 50 minutes to get our food. their redeeming factor was their veggie samosas; they were delicious and very flavorful. Crunchy outside, soft inside. The staff was also very friendly. Overall, if I were to recommend an indian restaurant, i would recommend Cacaja on wenlinjie instead. We have been there 6+ times and found the food to always be very high quality, and the prices are exactly the same as Saramati. I suppose theres a chance they were training in all new cooks or something at saramati and thats why the food wasnt that good, who knows. I just know I was disappointed for having gone out there when I couldve gone to Cacaja instead, especially since we paid such high prices for low quality food.