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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Any Recent Passport Renewal Experience?

I went yesterday and processing was easy, but apparently the office of printing passports is closed because of covid now and they are not sure when I can get my new passport. There is a good chance I will need to use an emergency passport that is only good for one year while I wait for my new passport to arrive. My advice would be to either call (8628) 85583992 to contact the general consulate or email them at amcitchengdu@state.gov for the most reliable information available. Furthermore, if you are looking for a place to stay the night when you go, expect most foreigner friendly hotels to turn you down. Even if you go to the local police station, get a document saying it is OK to stay there, and going back with the stamped document, having the police call and talk to them, they will still say no with a bunch of inaccurate excuses that conflict each other, leading to an immeasurable amount of frustration. However, Sandals Guesthouse, 拖板鞋客栈,about 3.5 KM from the consulate and quite cozy will be cool and reasonable, so go ahead and book there.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Visa Extentions

Any word on people who have gotten a second extention on a tourist Visa in the last 6 months? If so or not please let me know...URGENT!

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Is there a scheduled bus service from Gongshan to Deqin?

There's no road. Your best bet would be to find Aluo in Dimaluo(迪马洛) or Bingzhongluo(丙中洛),right beside Gongshan and make the hike, it should be reasonably priced. Otherwise you are looking at one hell of a bus ride down the nujiang up through lijiang and shangrila......probably about 700-800 KM, just to cover about 80 KM of distance.

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@Leo27, good suggestion brotha man, I'll do that. So after what had already surpassed what would be considered the healthy serving portion of laolao, I think I finally said that I wanted to get us some Beer Laos! So we came back with a box of large bottles and in an effort to be cool, I thought it would be a wise idea to open the first bottle of beer laos with my phone, cracking the screen internally rendering it unusable. Way to go me.

I would agree with Mr. Woodswoods and also argue that water reductions and outages should be city wide and not restricted to what seems to be the largest common people(老百姓) neighborhoods in the city.

@scally,

I'd be careful of how much information you provide to this Matt character. Lots of hunters from Georgia and I wouldn't be surprised if he was planning on using this as an opportunity to get in the ivory trade. Shame on you Georgia Matt!

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สวัสดี ครับ! Went there for the first time today and had the Red Curry and a Thai milk tea. Twas awesome and definitely worth a visit for those who are craving authentic Thai flavor.

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Lost Garden's kitchen has became a Saratrical masterpiece! Great tea just the way it should be made, combined with tangy and titilating specialties from the south of the US, South of the border, and beyond! Rooftop is Kunmings top place to catch some rays and chill out with a book or some buddies and booze. Look forward to menu expansion and much love to the mastermind chef in the Kitchen!

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Sir Chibbles is right! Sal's keeps on rockin year in and year out. Pumpkin soup with a jalapeño is king for killin those winter blues!

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Revolutionary in the grand scheme of food options for health nuts and herbivores in Kunming. From some spicy fresh spring rolls to rockin' lentil curries, a great option for anyone who likes healthy and unique!

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After somewhat of an 'As You Like' hiatus, caused by work and life in general, I was lucky enough to find some time for a latte and a mushroom and cream calzone at lunch today. The place has continued to improve in both the categories of taste and general quality. Those who haven't been, I would say it is in your best interest to make an effort to find the place and if you are in the Wenlinjie/wenhuaxiang area, you'll discover its right under your nose. Great place to chill, relax, and get away from the traffic, noise, and distractions that Kunming brings your way.