Hi again JJ
I was wondering from where you download paid content. As I read, the partner of Sony is Waterstones, do you use them? Amazon apparently uses its own software for downloads, meaning you could read them only on the Kindle. By the way, is your model the PRS-505 and why did you not go for the touchscreen? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to make a good choice.
On a slightly more serious note than most other posts here, an interesting article about the recent accident at the site of the new KM airport: english.caing.com/2010-01-15/100108402.html
Illustrates the problems construction sites here (and elsewhere) often face: tight schedules, unsafe practices and dodgy contractual deals.
By the way, this is the site of the new magazine of the ex-editor of Caijing magazine. Good for some 'real' local news and hard-hitting investigative journalism.
Thanks for the comments, but how about usability? Those who have e-readers already, what do you think of them? I'm leaning to the Sony as it seems to allow more formats than Kindle and as Amazon is anyway not available from here it cuts out Kindle's main advantage. Anyway, lots of free books to be found on sites like Google and ebookee (need to access via proxy or VPN) and I guess one could buy Amamzon e-books from PC.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the nicest places to enjoy a meal in Kunming, both inside and out, that is, if the meal were actually enjoyable. The food is sort of haute Yunnan cuisine with strange combinations and few simple, normal dishes. Quality is OK but not really worth the price. Better just have tea, wine or a beer and eat elsewhere.