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Forums > Living in Kunming > Bedding Shop

decent quality stuff without the crazy prices and a fair selection plus you can see from one side to the other! i expect that there are numerous others but i found them helpful and that's where i'll be going the next time i need bedding/textiles.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Bedding Shop

there's a shop on renmin zhong lu. it's on the opposite side to the Provincial Human Resources building. around there somewhere on a corner. can't remember the crossroad name...

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Replacement Mobile Phone Battery

Samsung are apparently branded as Anycall here. there are a fair few shops at Baihui Commercial Plaza (1 stop on from Xiao Xi Men on DongFeng Xi Lu). No idea how to be sure of the quality but i'm pretty sure that it will be cheaper if you get a local chinese person to buy it for you!

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Living in Kunming vs Lijiang

as long as you don't live in the old town, I think Lijiang would be a great place to live. consider Shuhe or one of the numerous villages within Lijiang. of course, if you want convenience, import foods and night life or to live near a lot of other foreigners then Kunming would best suit.

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One thing I did notice is an apparent correlation between the 'winners' and those who pay to advertise on here. coincidence?

Oh, and I love the Aussie place. It deserved to get something.

@Yereth - KAT place the original post on the top of every page of the forum post and the latest posts below (even if there have been a number of pages and/or a long time between them). anyway... just an idea. i'll send you a screenshot via the contact form as i can't see how i can add it here.

i like most of the new site. good job!

a few issues:
the search function is harder to find but the tags are more user friendly. i look forward to the new search priority function (sort by date/relevance).

search terms need to be re-entered if you change the section to be searched (via the All/News/Features/Travel tabs).

could you add a function where the small images in the article can be expanded maybe by clicking on them (like Facebook)? is the gallery still here? i haven't checked.

i like the way that the forums on Kickass Torrents puts the OP's post first and the newest posts appear below it. strikes the balance i think.

Getting Away: Sapa

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just to note that the bus between Hekou and Kunming is now much faster due to the fact that buses can now travel the entire length of the highway. sleeper buses arrive in around 7 hours when you can choose to sleep on the bus until morning or opt for one of the 'fixed price' taxis that lie in wait at either end of the trip. don't know about the daytime buses. also, I was told by the border police/army that all foreigners crossing from Laocai to Hekou must now undergo extra security checks. my bags were checked at the bus station in Hekou and at the highway entrance I was taken off the bus and questioned with my hand luggage searched again.

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The only place worth going for a beer in Lijiang. Small place with a super friendly vibe. Great relaxed hangout for locals and travellers alike.

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a lovely place to stay with great views of Yulong xueshan (JadeDragon snow mountain) from the roof! Beautifully decorated and hosts that make you feel like family. A million miles better than most other places locally. I can't recommend this place enough.

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i thought i'd give this place another try as my usual place was closed today. even though there is now more choice, i was not impressed by the menu. they do have an apparently good range of coffees for up to 80 kuai but even a basic latte is Y26 now. the drinks were OK but nothing special and certainly not worth the money. the place looked somehow cleaner too and was certainly busier! why have so many of the cafes in this area decided that it's fine to raise their prices by so much (in some cases almost double)? i doubt i'll be going back. the 2 stars are because it was just OK and they've obviously made some effort.

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not a bad selection of stuff and some of the staff obviously know their way around a bike. however, the 'special' prices for foreigners and the fact that some of the staff will use a big hammer to fix anything keeps me from going back. you could do better.

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I won't go there again. The yoghurt is tasty and the curries are usually ok (they seem to vary in quality depending on the day and time). What really annoys me is the fact that they can't comprehend that I order dishes to eat TOGETHER... if my curry arrives 30 minutes after all the other dishes it's not really acceptable. Then again, neither is the 1 hour wait for the rest of the food or the incorrect dishes being sent. By the way, why can't I sit on the 3rd floor until both of the other floors are packed full? Has it never occurred to them that I might want a quiet meal and, after all, I am paying for it!