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User profile: Haali

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  • RegisteredJanuary 26, 2014
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Forums > Travel Yunnan > exit flights from china

thanks joming, though with 1 flight a week, prices will surely be astronomical (and foreigners won't be allowed back until perhaps October), But good for people who really need to go abroad.

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Haba Mountain

don't understand why some places have re-closed to foreigners, no foreigners have been allowed in for months...

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Moving to Yunnan

yes, good luck kp6562. Debaser is right, it must be one of the coldest places to not have heating in the world, due to the high altitude (about 3400 feet higher than Salt Lake City) to put it into an American perspective), if you are down for the cold winters, high UV, and total lack of any big city amenities, you may like it, the mountains are stunning.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Moving to Yunnan

This may be the worst time (in history?) to buy an apartment, in China, or any country dependent on the world economy. Having said that, there will be people panic selling to free up some cash, so you might get a place slightly under the going rate, it's unlikely though. OP, how well do you know Lijiang? I would strongly advise not buying until you are sure that you like living in the area. It's got beautiful mountain scenery, but it is quite remote (Kunming is pretty remote as a city and Lijiang is about 10-20x smaller and even more remote). Prices may go up in future, or they may stabilize or even fall. Hard to say.

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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!