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  • RegisteredJanuary 26, 2014
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Forums > Food & Drink > Memories of Moondog

yeh as I said, you are talking about Fried (pronounced Freed) and Joost. They were Moondog co-owners for a while I believe. Later Fried co-opened The Park and The Turtle. As you correctly say, they have both long since returned to their home countries.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New MRT Line 4 Opening

thanks for sharing those Tiger, the line 5 map is interesting as it shows the intersections with other lines, present and future. It's a shame that the subway wasn't around when I lived in that area, would have made certain journeys much quicker and easier. Oh well!

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New MRT Line 4 Opening

Great, thanks for the info Wendy! Btw it's KeLe Village (yes, like Coke!) not KeKe. There is nothing really at KeLeCun yet.. just a station in the middle of farmland haha, no doubt it will get developed in the next 5 years or so. More subway lines are badly needed for Kunming to develop, we can't all drive everywhere all the time.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Bank and banking system recommendations

I've used CCB for about 8 years and as Chinese banks go they're not bad. We've also got accounts with BOC and ICBC but the experience in both is not as good as CCB. Mind you, these days in the cashless society it's very rare that I go to the bank. I subscribe to the text message service, for 30RMB a year, I always know exactly how much money is in my account and have a record of all the ins and outs, no wasting time logging in or out of an app, no forgetting your passwords etc, just an instant text message every time you pay or receive money, the convenience and peace of mind is well worth the 30rmb imo. I don't use the online banking app so can't comment on that, on the rare occasions I need to transfer large sums, I go to a machine.

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'Environmentalists say that the key to making the water of Erhai Lake cleaner is to stop releasing polluted wastewater directly into it, rather than resorting to engineering solutions for rivers and destroying their ecological diversity and natural beauty in the process.' well yes... I would think that was obvious! Cement won't help, in fact it'll make it worse as plants can't grow on cement so you lose some filtration effect.

nice shots, seems like drones can do a surprisingly good job, I would have thought that wind etc would make it hard to hold the camera steady

Not a twitcher myself but I've seen/heard some interesting birds in Ma Liao He Park 马料河公园, a usually quiet(ish) park following a slow flowing river with lots of reeds and ponds. There is a dam with a lake behind it at one end too.

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a very pleasant park with a tall pagoda you can climb and take photos of the city if you wish. Roses in summer, blossom in spring, nice lawn to sit on, bbq areas.

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Nice atmosphere, nice friendly service.

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Recently the food seems to be better. Decent steak at a decent price, decent pizza, some decent wine, and the music is more suitable these days (Rammenstein wasn't the right mood music for Cantina)!

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Ordered a meat pizza, it took ages to come, and when it came, had NO MEAT on it. I didn't bother to complain as I thought if I had to wait that long again I might die of hunger.

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Had lunch - grilled chicken on top of mashed cuttlefish and a salad. The chicken was tasty and well cooked, and there was plenty of meat/fish to fill up even a hungry person. The salad was overdressed and nothing special - I won't order one next time. The service is a decent imitation of what you might find in the west. A large menu of food and drink. A nice civilised place to go for food or drink, but some of the dishes (i.e. the steaks) are very pricey. You could easily spend 300rmb+ per person here. Equally, it is possible to have lunch for under 60rmb per person (as we did). Warning - the bottle of water on each table costs an eye watering 48rmb! Don't be a sucker by opening it!