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Forums > Living in Kunming > Relaxing the requirements?

Got to agree with JanJal, as depressing as it is. Many of the current grandparent generation don't have a clue how to look after children. Apart from setting a bad example by smoking, spitting, and littering, some also often think it's fine to beat their grandchildren. One day my wife's father arrived home on his ebike minus his grandson. Said grandson had fallen off the back of the ebike somepoint on the way home. The grandson was found largely unharmed, but needless to say, Grandpa was relieved of childcare duties after that.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Relaxing the requirements?

Demand for qualified foreign teachers seems to be greatly outstripping supply, especially for teaching primary/kindergarten age children. Many schools will hire anyone if they are desperate enough, especially if the person is already here and ready to start immediately. Most schools either don't or can't plan far ahead because foreigners come and go frequently, either because they don't like the job, or the customers don't like them. I don't think there has been any relaxation of visa requirements, at least officially.

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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.

China is the only country in the world where all pavements ('sidewalks' for the Americans) have those annoying textured paths for blind people to follow. In 5 years in China, I have never seen a blind person using them. When you add in the trees every 5 metres, the high kerbs, and the public bikes parked everywhere, it's sometimes quite difficult to walk, especially with a pushchair. But these are mere nitpicks compared with the tragic destruction of the beautiful old style neighborhoods all around China. There are hardly any left.

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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.