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Forums > Living in Kunming > Where is 'Happy Soccer'

hi, does anyone have the address of 'Happy Soccer'. it's an indoor football place near Beijing Lu. don't know if that's the name or if it's just a translation of a chinese name! the address in chinese and pinyin would be great. thanks in advance.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Anyone know of a gynecologist?

Richland hospital - north Beijing Lu. 1 buss stop past the Wallmart stop. you'll see it just before the bus stop on your left (as you head north). clean, private, friendly, honest. Y30 for the consultation...

Forums > Living in Kunming > bus routes

how's your chinese? try:
i found that from Googling the route number/destination/kunming.
if you tell people where you are and wher you'd like to go yo might get a better answer.
good luck!

Forums > Food & Drink > What's with the beef over fapiao?

Am I right in thinking that giving a fapiao obliges the business to pay tax on the sale and therefore a sale without one can easily be 'hidden'? As a legal requirement it shouldn't even be necessary to complain in the first place. I have a few Chinese friends who refuse to eat at any esablishment that refuses to give a fapiao as they feel that tax evasion is theft from their country and therefore the people. However, I was also wondering about the two almost identical postings. Some sort of scam? A stupid joke?

Finally, while leaving without paying may be a little extreme, refusing to leave or pay without first being given a fapiao might be the way to go about it.


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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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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!