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Forums > Living in Kunming > Slow Lorises

@Colin: kudos to the loris, I wouldn't think of battleling with your dog
@Mike: If you don't mind me asking, where do you live in Kunming (in a more city like or more rural area)?
Do people here really keep lorises as pets?
And also Kodos to you for sending them back into nature, let's hope they will enjoy...

Forums > Living in Kunming > My mac needs reviving...

Hi, Macs are not my specialty, but as everybody knows, they do not have any flaws or need any repairing on the software-side ever... (sorry, couldn't resist too)
I don't know any English friendly repair shops here in Kunming, sorry. There are some shops already mentioned here on GoKunming, you can search for the threads.

Then, I know that Macs sometimes act up because of the virtual printers printing-cue. Another reason are problems with your file access permissions, try repairing those first. You could also try a hard-reset, there's a short-cut combo for this one (and it's not just taking out the battery and rebooting, this one does more).

If you give us more specific information on how you G4 is acting up, we maybe can give you more specific answers.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Did you ever see me?

@Jimmo, yes and no. If someone will cross my way with a "I am Gaoxing" t-shirt, I will probably die on the spot in a traffic accident. So, it's more like "I like big apple"...

Forums > Living in Kunming > Night watch

This does not sound right.
First, you shouldn't be asked to pay 3rmb per entrance/per night. The guards get paid by the Building-Management (WuGuan). Then, as you still say they're friendly (even though you have to bribe them when you come late), I do not supposed you want to get them fired right away, which makes complaining at the management office quite a bit harder.

My advice would be to go to the management office and ask friendly if it is their policy to write down ID-card numbers of visitors and inform the police (which I don't think so) and then complain (maybe not complain but more or less inform them) about the one guard which has problems letting in people by night. Hopefully this will lead to an inspection of the guards policies and the bribing might stop.

Otherwise you could also ask your neighbors if they have to pay too, or, let it slip that you're really annoyed by paying 3rmb when you come home late. Hopefully they will have a chat with the guards and this might solve the situation.

Keep us updated.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > A mess in the kunming zoo

If I can remember correctly, this story is even sadder than it sounds in the first place.

When the Safari-Park was opened in northern Kunming, animals from the central zoo were to be send over because the living conditions for them would have been much better.
Guess what... central Zoo officials protested against it, as they found out that this would mean that they would loose customers, eg. business. They argued, that the central zoo's main objective was/is, to present animals to the interested public. They knew also knew that space was very confined downtown but shipping the animals out to north Kunming would have removed them too far from "public".

I'm sorry, I can't find the article anymore, but if you want to read more about the Kunming Zoo, check out this article: www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-06/29/content_343575.htm
Some of what I mention is in there, and some can be deduced off it.


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I can second tigertiger, you can use Google Earth to preplan your route. I even find the resolution good enough to find my way without a GPS. Learn your route by heart on the screen or print out a map with several predefined routes.
If you're planning on descending on one of this farmers tracks let me give you a word of warning. These tracks tend to become very steep and narrow (especially near the top) with quickly changing surfaces (sharp rocks followed by a slippery clay-like surface for example). I hike them quite often and I am not sure you can completely negotiate them with a bike, unless your last name is Atherton though. I guess you'll have to carry your bike at some points.
If you want to try it, never ride alone and tell people where you will be riding, and then, please don't divert from your route(s).

I am more astonished that a pack of five dogs would actually attack deers... On the photos the dogs do not look that big, the typical Kunming city mix. Yes, the deers lived in a zoo, when they saw the pack (no matter how it got in), they definitely panicked, as they never had an encounter with another predator before and of course the dogs chased them. But it's beyond me why a well fed, or at least not starving dog (see pictures) would bite to kill.

Except they were well trained. I mean five dogs and six dead deer?! Very well trained.

Sad sad sad.

I hope that this will have no repercussions on domestic local dogs (as I own one), and I hope that the police will realize that this was a well planned and well executed attack (don't get me wrong, no positive vibrations here).

Hey, short question:

Who of you managed to climb the first steep (concrete) ramp directly behind the cigarette factory??

I'm a beginner, just started riding mtb. But man this is so steep. I made it all the way to the park entrance without putting a foot on the ground except the first ramp.

Just now it seems that the roads in the "park" are being paved so I couldn't ride in. The construction starts directly after the first small parking lot. As I live very close by, I'll try to go up the mountain regularly and keep you updated.


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