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Forums > Living in Kunming > Watch local fishermen

Addendum. Fishing season is only a few weeks. This year Stage 1 for large fish starts today and finishes on Sep 30. Stage 2 for small fish and shrimp is from Oct 3 to Nov 1.
I am not sure what they mean by big fish and small fish, or shrimp for that matter.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Watch local fishermen

May be interesting to photographers too.
It is fishing season on Dianchi. The boats are out with the nets opposite Haigeng DaBa (Guangjing Lu).

The light is good in the mornings, and there could be some good photos Some of the boats are less than 100m from shore on the section of the lake south of Hongta Xi Lu.

The boats were out when I went out at 8am, and some were still out at 10 am.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...

Separate point here. The word censorship is loaded and I believe that using it in this context clouds the issue.
A man walks into a bar, is antagonistic. He is told to either shut up or get out. He continues and is kicked out. Is that censorship? No.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...

'I think this is obtuse. Threads like "Beware neo-Nazi pornography laowei" are in effect hostile propaganda against the expatriate community here...' I happen to think that the poster is an expat, who was shut down for anti Chinese content. Not a Chinese national. If I am right then the purpose of posting was to continue antagonism on the site.

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It isn't the first time. but it is still of interest as I now know of another nice place to go for a change.of scenery. It is also nice that another type of cuisine has been added to the local scene.

I often turn up after 10 and the queues have gone by then. I turned up early a couple of times and have had to fight with large groups of Chinese getting their medical. One time a tourist group, another time I think was a gang of migrant workers.

Looking at the link in the last post. Really got me thinking about the carbon footprint of all the share bikes in China. Following on from that the footprint of all of the disposed of share bikes. If we remember these bikes are mostly steel, the production has a considerable environmental effect. These bikes seem to be disposable, which begs a question about the sustainability of the business model as well.

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A reasonable choice of lumber that has improved over time. Fancy hardwoods like walnut, and mahogany are in abundance. There are some plywood and rubber-wood boards available. There are also some kiln dried imported softwoods and merbao available. Some of the lumber is very green, so look for the kiln dried if you need stable timbers.

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Echo everything said by others.
Breakfast great and the serve from 8am. Most other places say 9am and they still are not ready.
Sandwiches are cheap 22-32, and really packed full of filling. We got some sandwiches for a day out, the only mistake I made was ordering two, as this was too much. These are seriously good sangars, and they are wrapped in alu foil.

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In fairness to Metro, they are a wholesalers, and not really a supermarket. Hence the need for a card, which can be got around.

They have improved in the year I have been away. They now carry a more consistent range of imported foodstuffs and they also seem to have sorted out the mported milk supply.

They have a wider range of electrical appliances now, there is a coice of more than one toast. There is also a better range of seasonal non foods, like clothes, shoes, garden furniture and camping gear.

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Quirky little store with all sorts of odditites in stock, which is a big plus for me. I see stuff I had forgotten I even liked.
A bit dearer than some other places, but any small independant trader will cost more than the nationals, even back home.
On the up side it will save you driving around the city, and that will save you money.
No shop is perfect, but this one is very good. A bit like those slightly odd little delis/specialty shops back in Blighty.