Forums > Living in Kunming > Kunming Tap Water
Boiling at least removes most organic nasties, which are the ones that usually would cause short term sickness. I'm fine with boiled water for tea or whatever when visiting other people - at home we use bottled water for drinking.
Never had issues with this in Kunming.
What I do worry though is building unhealthy concentrations of toxic heavy metals and antibiotic residues circulating in the environment here, over the years.
In tiny amounts those would not necessarily bring any quick effects, but can contribute to cancer or other long term issues. For example arsenic increases risk for skin cancer, for which us blonde Nordics have increased risk here in Yunnan sun to begin with.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Windows help?
I recently had to install Windows on a new hard-drive after old broke down.
I was able to use the OS on broken HD enough to download Windows 10, burn it to CD, and then install from CD to new HD.
But that was Win10, I don't know if it would be possible for Win7. Also, I had a registration key available.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Foreigner dies in Kunming traffic accident?
My wife is trying to find the news article again - she read it in her phone earlier today.
From what she mentioned to me, the foreigner was driving a scooter and got overrun by garbage truck last night or early in the morning.
She remembers that the foreigner's Chinese name "杨怀" was mentioned.