Forums > Travel Yunnan > Ruili Visa Run
Anyone know if you can get an exit and entry stamp for China at Ruili without crossing into Burma? This would be similar to what you can do at Mohan/Laos where you exit China and walk back into the same station without ever visiting the Laos checkpoint.
Or is it like Hekou/Vietnam where they won't even let you out if you don't have the correct permits/visa for Vietnam.
Forums > Travel Yunnan > Mandalay Hostel Guesthouse Suggestions
Any suggestions for places to stay in Mandalay? My main requirements are clean, no bedbugs, and under $20usd per night.
Any place that you can rent a bike would be great too.
Forums > Travel Yunnan > Kunming/Jinghong/Lao border.
The bus to Jinhong isn't that exciting view wise. I would rather spend the day in Jinhong rather than on the bus. However, I understand your thinking, since I sometimes just the same need to see the territory I am crossing.
If you can squeeze in a day, Jinhong is worth it. You could always stopover on the way back too. Of course, Laos and Vietnam are both great destinations, so if you skip Jinhong for more time in those countries, that's well worth it too.
Forums > Food & Drink > What do Chinese people think about coffee?
Recently came back from Vietnam, so I don't rate Yunnan coffee or the coffee drinking culture here highly. To be fair, it's no better elsewhere in China.
However, I did have a cup of great coffee grown in Yunnan by the Hani Coffee Co. The beans were good quality and roasted well and served great. www.hanicoffee.com/
I also met someone studying coffee growers in Yunnan, and it seems more coffee will be planted despite low water resources. Seems the cash crop more than pays for the water intensive nature of growing coffee. So there is a future for coffee in Yunnan, but like Chinese wine, it's a long ways off.
Forums > Living in Kunming > What does your forum username mean?
I travel a lot. KMG is the airport code for Kunming.