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Forums > Living in Kunming > Kunming Taxi Service Is Very Good

Alexez
If you're going to pay double, use the uber-like taxi services. Cars are nicer, cleaner, and drivers more professional.

Better to pay the professional than the price gouger. You MIGHT consider reporting the government agency responsible for managing the taxis to the State Discipline committee for potential breach of fiduciary duty...just a thought...

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > 2.5 Weeks in Yunnan Alone With no Mandarin

@nap
Thanks for the link. Google services always been spotty for me.

FYI google.cn is actually a redirect out of HK, so sometimes it works, sometimes not.

baidu is china hosted, so if you can't get to it, it's usually just a heavy traffic issue.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > What's Next?

EXIT STRATEGIES
If you have the money...well, if you had the money, you probably wouldn't be living in Yunnan, but I digress..

If you have the money, there are tax havens such as St Kitts, etc where the purchase of a house also counts towards the purchase of that country's sovereign passport.

Probably not realistic for many...

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Public fighting.

@nap
I think those fans also brought their own trash bags to clean up their own mess. That's a significant deviation from the Japanese in Japan where they chuck their trash all over the place (because there's a professional cleaning crew at all sponsored events).

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The FTZ video was interesting, but most important is the new website - investinyunnan.com - as all of the economic development zones in yunnan are in chinese language only.

So let's see how well the investinyunnan.com site and the new emerging process for bringing in foreign direct investment, matching partners, government support etc works..

I'm sure there's be hiccups - but as long as everyone's committed to the success process - things should work out.

Ahh...city folk. Visit the countryside to see HUGE kitchens with giant woks (usually a side-by-side pair), albeit wood burning. Don't need to emigrate to the USA for a larger kitchen - just move to the countryside.

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I found Beijing Yingke through their ad on the gokunming website.

I recently used Beijing Yingke to take care of a rather complicated real estate transaction. After finally gathering all the required documents as specified - we actually managed to successfully complete the entire process in a single visit with no requirements for "additional documents" or "extra procedures".

Astonishing.

The attorneys were polite, tolerant of infinitely many questions, professional, courteous, and most of all - professional and competent.
The law firms fees were an acceptable increment above local fees, to account for the multi-lingual requirements.

Most importantly - the requested transaction was completed on the first pass with no additional documentation or procedures - which is a stunning accomplishment and nod towards Beijing Yingke's professional knowledge in this sector.

Five Star rating - highly recommend.

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Just stopped by Wicker Basket Beichen again to stock up on frozen pizzas, frozen pies (chicken, beef), cheese, and sliced ham (ask them to slice it for you). Love this place - simple decor, polite helpful nice staff - nothing fancy - but gets the job done.

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Finally got around to using Salvador's delivery service - tried it out on the chicken burrito and their bag of nacho chips. Delivery was flawless despite being a bit out of area (≥4km) and the food was still warm.

First experience - excellent (5 stars).

Excellent as always - even with long distance delivery. Now if only the online menu was expanded a little (like the chicken strips...hint hint hint...nudge nudge...wink wink).

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Just stopped into Prague Beichen for dinner a few nights ago - and I'm shocked at how good their food is - five star international hotel quality. Even the fruit-based drink was made from genuine fruit - as opposed to the usual domestic fare of fruit syrup with chunks of fruit added. The food was well-presented and "plated".

The restaurant itself has had a major overhaul and now occupies both the ground floor and the second floor - well illuminated without being blinding, wide open and airy space (2nd floor), nice attentive but non-intrusive service, and reasonable prices for excellent cuisine.

Will absolutely return several times more, to savor and experience other menu items.

A pleasant surprise and culinary delight - great place for a date or even a quiet business meeting. Excellent atmosphere.

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Excellent coffee, tea, and simple meals - to include waffles and various incarnations of sandwiches. Ground floor is NO SMOKING, second floor (where they hide the bathrooms), SMOKING.

Extraordinarily popular place - beautiful location, typical service for Kunming - which means when it's good, it's stellar, when it's bad - it's terrifying - so they have a quality consistency problem that's reflected in the various staff and shifts.

However - it's still a great place to meet, hang out, chill, relax, etc. Just remember to DIY (do it yourself) most of the time.