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So I heard last year that there was a cable car or lift of some sort being built almost all the way to the top of the range. Can anyone confirm or deny? Has it been completed?
I'm also curious if anybody knows anything about temperature and snow conditions this time of year on the highest peak. Any equipment recommendations for knocking down the high peak in a one-day hike from the old town?
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And just as a note, we'd prefer if people who want to do language exchange face-to-face would please use the classifieds: www.gokunming.com/en/classifieds/form_classified/12/
Forums > Living in Kunming > Buying shoes in Kunming
This place has a range of shoes for outdoor stuff and it is all genuine: www.gokunming.com/[...]
Expect to pay even higher than the Western suggested retail price, but they've got all kinds of outdoor gear and it's all real (as far as I can tell after careful inspection): Arc Teryx, Patagonia, Black Diamond, etc.
It's owned by the brother of local adventurer and frequent subject of GoKunming blog posts Jin Feibao and has been in business since 1995.
A journey to Mengku, the heartland of teasPosted by
Great piece! I hope to be rolling through this area on a touring bike this spring and this provides some useful eye candy and route planning inspiration. Out of curiosity, what are some of the primary texts you've been consulting? Who are the people telling the story? Bureaucrats, traders or something else?
The Box says goodbyePosted by
@Geogramatt, actually I'm noticing people selling out of cars more and more in Beijing lately (though usually one or two cars and not an entire night market's worth). Maybe Kunming is for once at the leading edge of a trend! :-(
Dining Out: Wa minority cuisinePosted by
Thanks for the report. I have since had home-cooked food made by some of my Wa friends in Kunming and I'm not convinced that restaurant was very authentic anyway.
This place seems to have a few Wa-style dishes: www.gokunming.com/en/listings/item/sim_32693/simao_yecai_guan
Cycling the Nujiang: Bingzhongluo and the Tibet borderPosted by
Thanks for the comments. Winter does seem to be a preferable for weather, although the vegetation, wildflowers etc this time of year are quite nice.
It's maybe another 10km or so to the signs if we're thinking of the same wooden house with the store inside. From Bingzhongluo it's about 16km on pavement and another 16km on dirt – 32km total. But it's worth noting that one of the multiple signs at the "border" says in Chinese that you've already crossed into Tibet, so maybe you crossed the border anyway and it just wasn't marked.
We didn't take a direct bus to Bingzhongluo, we went to Fugong. I didn't want to overburden the text with too many logistical details, so I've appended them to the final post in the series, which should come out this week.
New Kunming airport's first phase nearing completionPosted by
@yuantongsi Hopefully there will at least be a decent shuttle bus service but it does seem like the new airport will be a less convenient location for most people. Reminds my of the new bus stations.