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Forums > Living in Kunming > internet cafe

You should get yourself a smart phone and jump on free WiFi. Unless you’re gaming. Unless you have a laptop. Even public toilets have free WiFi and free phone charging now.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Car off-road accessories in KMG

Measuring the roof rack on the 4x4 could be because the vehicle was originally registered with a roof rack, and the inspector was checking to the the one fitted matches the one on the documents.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Car off-road accessories in KMG

There is a market area that has a lot of auto supply vendors on CaiYanBeiLu, just south of ChangHongLu. It is on the east side of the road. The nearest Metro station

is XiaoDong Village Line 1.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Car off-road accessories in KMG

If you pimp your ride, before first registration, that will be part of the vehicle documents, photo or otherwise.
If you do it aftermarket, that will have to be removed before each scheduled government vehicle inspection. They made me take my roof bars off.



All systems have their faults. The danger occurs when too much power is ceded to one individual or small group/faction. Or if it rests with one individual or faction for too long. Especially where there is a lack of accountability., or a refusal to be called to account.

The Alipay strategy is very clever. Free bike for a month gets people used to using your service and are more likely to stay with you. It also gets around the problem of people's resistance to downloading another APP offering the same service as one you already have. It also attracts new users who may not have bothered with public hire bikes before.

The economics of junking bikes is a short to medium term gamble..If you are early to the market and can kill competition (like Bluegogo died), you can dominate a market. If you can create a near monopoly and increase the total revenue to more than make up for the initial loss of assets.

The gamble works best when only one player adopts this strategy. Flies in the ointment include:

1. Regulations and fines for dumping.
2. Late entrants taking advantage of your attempts to clear the field, at no cost to themselves. This also negates the advantage you gained at a cost.
3. Late entrants in a strong financial position, when your cash has been depleted.
4. You run out of cash yourself (as happened to Bluegogo).
5. Public perceptions. If your bikes are seen a a pile of junk, they will get treated as such. Personally, I would be much more likely to carelessly discard an Ofo than I would a Mobike. For some users the perception of how cool a bike is, many lead some people away from services that are seen as less cool.



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.


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.


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.


Mae culpa

I was getting mixed up with the other international clinic that was open on XiYuan Lu, but the block is now under re-development.

I blame the confusion on pre-senile dementia, and the resurection of a 3 year old thread.