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Forums > Living in Kunming > Are you having a problem with booze?

'alcohol plays almost no role in society here'. Every convenience shop sells a variety of alcohol. Most restaurants too. Business dinners, weddings etc involve extreme binge drinking. In every city on every night of the week there are groups of people playing drinking games until they can barely stand, you will see people legless and vomiting at as early as 8pm. All this in the south of China which has a far smaller drinking culture. Go to a northern city and tell me alcohol plays no role in society.

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Motorcycling in Yunnan

Yeh, ship your bike if you have one in Beijing. Motorbikes are fine outside the second ring road in Kunming, at least that was the rule years ago and I haven't heard that it's changed. Lots of motorbikes ride past my place every day. I have to say I'm a bit jealous, cos I don't have a motorbike license!

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Blows to the head can cause concussion and head injuries are thought to raise the chances of dementia, parkinsons, alzeimers etc. Brain damage is permanent - I used to work with for a charity helping adults who had suffered brain injuries. Great cause and probably great entertainment, but I suggest that the money could be raised in a more ethical way.

'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

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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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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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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!

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Went for a spot of lunch. Best pizza I've had in Kunming by some distance. In fact, one of the best pizzas I've ever had - quality ingredients, thin base, cooked to perfection. Sashimi salmon tasted very fresh and was well presented. The drinks are expensive, and one of the waiters was letting the side down by being a bit scruffy and impolite (hence not 5 stars), but definitely go and try the pizza.

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Not bad. Pizza base was a little thick for my taste. Great selection of craft beers in the fridge, a few beers on tap, and well priced mixed drinks and cocktails. Staff were pleasant. A 14" pizza is the perfect size for two people, and very reasonably priced at 45-70RMB. Beware that the English menu, whilst written in perfect English, is not necessarily accurate. I ordered the 'local one' pizza expecting pepperoni and mango but got neither. The waitress explained that was a mistake on the menu. Would be nice if the menu corresponded with what you get on the plate! Hopefully this will get sorted.