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Forums > Living in Kunming > New code at subway station?

Well, it keeps the people off-balance, uncertain, doesn't it? Once the people begin to feel confident, there will be a campaign to re-name the streets, or something similar..
I prefer the bus: no phone, no codes, and an actual empty seat, which I never saw on the metro..

Forums > Living in Kunming > Gaoxing-remember me?

As an International Playboy, you are saying that Mongolia is where the babes are?

Which is better, in your view: a Yurt, or a Chinese cardboard apartment?

Forums > Living in Kunming > Are you having a problem with booze?

So who knew that there are perhaps half a billion alcoholics in a secret Chinese drinking society, making opium look like child's play?

Where- as I don't drink, seems as though most of China should seek therapy with the Original Poster..

Forums > Living in Kunming > Are you having a problem with booze?

My 1st year in KM was spent on walking tours of the city, where I never encountered a bar of local drinkers.. Maybe they are tucked away; hidden like an opium den?

By a civilized, sober society, I am comparing with Europe & the U.S, so the bar is fairly low..
Night & day..


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Off topic: I was fortunate to have visited the cemetery of Rachel's namesake; Ernest "Papa" Hemingway, at Ketchum Idaho. Far off the beaten track; a winter ski resort area, it was worth the detour, for those with a literary inclination..

He lies alongside wife Mary, with a slender evergreen at the head of both graves, which were simple slabs of dark granite; about 8 feet (2 & 1/2 M) long.. Visitors had left little trinkets, coins, etc, at the foot of the graves; otherwise, no magic-markings or signs of desecration in this quiet and desolate location.. Other Hemingway graves were not far away, but whose names I don't remember.

And when in doubt, recycle anyway. Even if the plastic is unfit for re-use, it is generally incinerated in environmentally approved facilities, with proper filtration.

Burnt unfiltered plastic releases toxic levels of p.c.b's.

It is regrettable that bio-degradable plastic has yet to gain traction on an industrial basis. It was developed around 5 years ago, in the US, as I recall.
Many people simply don't grasp the theory of recycling; never have and never will.

My experience indicates that southern Europe is as guilty of plastic pollution as the Asian nations; there are simply many more people in Asia.


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