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  • RegisteredNovember 6, 2007
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Forums > Travel Yunnan > End of Hanoi flights

Bad news for anyone wanting to travel to Vietnam. Vietnam Airlines is replacing its Kunming flight to Hanoi with Chengdu. The last flight out of Kunming is on 25 March and the first from Chengdu on 26 June. No chinese airline covers the KMG-HAN sector. It's ironic that just as Kunming is getting a new airport we lose an international flight. But that may also be part of the reason. Did a dramatic rise in fees at the new airport compared to the current one have a part in Vietnam Airlines' decision? Anyway, I was lucky that I got back on one of the last flights!

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Dali to Myanmar

I was just there over Spring festival. Round trip flight to Yangon for 3200 with CA. Advised to book early as it's still high season and everywhere was quite busy, hard to find rooms. Probably a good idea to book ahead to avoid carrying too much cash as mentioned above. Alternatively, what I did, in Yangon go to a travel agent and get everything booked and paid. Let me know if you have other questions.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Vietnam consulate opening hours?

Has anyone applied for a Vietnam visa recently and knows the consulate's opening hours? In contrast with other countries' consulates, they actually have a website, but unfortunately this info is not given.
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Today the weather is completely fine, yet a friend who's flying was told first that her flight was fine, checked her luggage, now the flight is delayed, possibly cancelled, no real info, angry and confused masses, a general mess. How about spending 10% less on fancy infrastructure and putting that money towards improving staff training and management systems?

A great shame! The Box will be deeply missed and leave a big gap. Kunming will be a lot poorer as a result. Thanks for all the good times!

Good article, but where is the new clothing market in KM, along the lines of Beijing's Silk or Yashou markets, where you can buy 'branded' goods in western sizes?

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Sadly another place 'gone'. It's still there but under new management. There is a completely new menu, all chinese, mainly drinks, with just a few snack items. Gone are all the great sandwiches and salads they used to make. Pity, this place provided a good sometime alternative on Wenlin Jie.

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Best Sunday brunch experience in Kunming! A great selection of just the right type of food which goes down very well the morning after a heavy night. Jeroen is making dishes that not only taste great but are also very easy on the eyes. Add to that David's awesome Bloody Marys and the lovely rooftop terrace and you can't go wrong. True, things can be a bit hectic in the kitchen if it's busy, but be patient and you'll be well rewarded.

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Good food and very nice atmosphere (if a bit cold at this time of year). Just stay away from the mixed starters: cold, soggy mushrooms, aubergine, etc. Everything else is great and there's a good wine selection, including per glass.

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A slog to get to but worth it. Great authentic Thai food in an elegant and cozy atmosphere with friendly service and fantastic city view. A bit pricey but good value for money.

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Nice quiet conversation place with plushy sofas, big windows and good selection of coffees and milk teas, if a bit pricey. Food is also good.