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Forums > Living in Kunming > things to do with kids in kunming

We've had some good times at the Natural History Museum and the Yunnan Train Museum with our three year-old, but now that we have him with us 24-7, i was wondering if anyone else had some secret spots that kids enjoy and won't drive parents crazy.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Wearing Masks

my apologies to anyone who may have misinterpreted my meaning. we are all on the same side in this. my only motivation was to convince those who are not wearing masks that they should.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Wearing Masks

please don't take "false sense of control" out of context. there is an "even if" that precedes that. and even if it was proven that face masks make beer taste like water, wearing masks right now is very important.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Wearing Masks

I guess consider this a public service announcement to foreigners living in Kunming. Please wear a mask when you are outside!

Yes, I know there is little scientific evidence that masks are that useful, at least when used how most of us are using them, and they might even help spread contagions more.

But there is something else going on right now. Fear is an irrational emotion and can force irrational decisions, and now the fear has flipped. After finally feeling like we all managed to get through this catastrophe together, the pandemic has reached the rest of the world in the worst possible way. This could easily lead to a backlash against foreigners here. And when people see a foreigner out on the street without a mask it reflects poorly upon the rest of us.

Right now we all need to do our best to walk softly and help with the healing of this country. Making a statement by not wearing a mask does nothing more than increase the level of fear towards foreigners living here, especially those of us running businesses. And with the spread of fake news, this could make things very difficult for all of us.

If nothing else, masks have provided a sense of control for people over something that no one really has much control over. And even if this is only a false sense of control, it doesn't make it any less important.

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For those who don't already know, as of yesterday restaurants in Kunming are opening up. Salvador's Coffee House and Mosaic Bistro are both currently open from 10 am to 9 pm. As staff return to Kunming, we might soon be able to get back to full operating hours. There are some rules that we must currently follow including...

1. must scan in QR code
2. must scan temperature
3. must wear mask when not eating or drinking
4. must limit seating at tables and tables must be at least 1 meter apart

Hopefully the slow recovery towards normalcy will be seen again next month in the rest of the world.

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I'm leaving this review for one of my staff. She just return from Dali and fell in love with this little restaurant in Dali. Very nice owners cooking up delicious and healthy Chinese cuisine with an open kitchen and local "organic" ingredients. I'll have to try it out myself next time.

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If you're looking for a slightly higher end place serving local foods in a nice outdoor atmosphere, you'll dig this place

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I'm disappointed in myself for even considering giving this place another chance. I wanted to give my 4-month old a chance to see some live animals and I was sure that there was no way that the Kunming Zoo was as bad as it was 15 years ago. Somehow it was worse. It's disgraceful that with all of the changes that this city has undergone in the last two decades that this zoo still lacks any sense of decency or morality.

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At nailer and tallamerican, I'm sorry to hear about your recent experiences. We wash everything with purified water and make all of our food fresh daily from whole ingredients in order to avoid any problems. We will review our procedures to assure that we continue to provide the safest and healthiest menu options possible. I hope you'll give us another try and I'd be happy to buy you a coffee if you are around any morning.

@GoKunming, it would be nice if there was a zero star option for reviews so that business owners can contribute without having to rate ourselves. I kind of feel like a d-bag giving myself stars 1-5. For some reason I settled on 4 as the least douchey ;).