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User profile: Krismoonpie

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  • RegisteredAugust 27, 2007
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  • RegisteredAugust 27, 2007

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Why does Wenhua Xiang pong?

I was walking through YunDa in the last couple of days and smelled a very strong odor of chemical fertilizer. Smelled just like roundup or something like that. It got stronger and stronger until I finally caught up with a small vehicle that was moving along spraying the plants on campus. The smell was so strong it definitely leaked out into the area in question. You think that could be it?

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Forums > Food & Drink > Eating vegetarian on Fridays

There is a good vegetarian noodle shop that is right next door to and basically attached to the vegetarian restaurant that you are talking about on Yuan Tong Jie that has fully veggie noodles, mi xian and er si. I highly recommend the er si with the 'za jiang' soup rather than the 'san xian' There are chunks of tofu and veg etc in the soup but not really a fake meat feel and 100 percent vegetarian.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > where to fix a hard drive in kunming

There are a few good repair shops on Yi Er Yi around the yuan tong bei lu intersection. I've gone to the repair shop at Yi Er Yi Da Jie #86 5162282 and have had good results. It just depends on how serious your problem is.

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Can't use a debit card, for Zuche it had to be a credit card. Not sure if it is still possible for foreigners to get one as it seems like things have changed a little but I got mine from Bank of Communication a few years ago. Definitely worth a try.

In my experience the main problem I ran into besides having the driver's license for renting a car from someone like zuche was needing a Chinese credit card for the deposit. There didn't seem to be a way around it. Eventually I got a credit card and it was fine.

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We recently found this hotpot restaurant on accident and like it very much! The staff and boss are very friendly and the service is very good and the place is clean. The food is also delicious and the boss seems very knowledgeable about how to make great hotpot and he has spent a lot of time adjusting the recipes to make them pretty special. The pots are Chongqing style with a big one on the outside and a small one in the middle which makes it also convenient for vegetarians to eat here as they have a tomato soup and a mushroom soup that you can have in a separate part of the pot. Ask the boss for recommendations at the spice bar if you find the dipping sauce hard to get right. They also do delivery. This is our new favorite hotpot restaurant!

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I forgot about this little place for many years, but the other day I was in the mood for hotpot and decided to take a look at the menu. Being vegetarian I was under the impression that they wouldn't have much in the way of veggie options but to my delight they have a veggie set meal and many good options which you can order individually. I feel silly for not having checked earlier. Of course much of the menu has meat options and you can get the split hotpot bowl so everyone can have what they want. I'll definitely be adding this into the rotation. Nice little option right in Wen Hua Xiang.

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Love this place. One of the best hidden gems in Kunming. The food is all clean and locally sourced and made with creativity and care. The building is interesting and if weather is good sitting outside is awesome. The homemade tofu skin is to die for as well as most of the other dishes on the menu. They also have a lot of very interesting seasonal specials that keep things interesting. Word on the street is that they aren't doing super well these days though. I hope this old favorite gets a new wave of love!

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I love this place! I found it on Baidu maps last October and have been going quite regularly since then and have seen marked improvement in my archery skill. It's so nice to have a new cool thing like this to do in Kunming, and so conveniently located! (For me anyway) It is worth noting that in order to practice there you will need to take a class with the owner to get you familiar with the gear, technique and safety and that this instruction is only available in Chinese. Without this initial class he won't let you practice there unless you can somehow prove that you are already a skilled archer so you'll want to go with a friend that speaks good Chinese if you aren't fluent. 50 kuai an hour for non-members, 30 kuai for members. Membership requires putting some money in an account there, think it's around 200 kuai. The initial class is included in the hourly rate. There are an assortment of different difficulty levels of bows so beginners, kids, and people with lower strength levels can get in on the fun too. Great place for a date! Rule #1 Never, ever dry-fire a bow without an arrow in it!

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Nice place, a little hard to find the first time but just give a call and they'll help you find it. Really enjoy the quiet locale and the pizza is really good. Great job!