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Forums > Food & Drink > Hotel buffet in Kunming

The Wyndham Hotel, on Dianchi Lu does a good buffet, or so I have been told.

I was also told that there is a Brazilian BBQ in/near the Aegean Mall, on Guangfu Lu, 68rmb.
Intercontinental is very expensive, I think 360 rmb, but stand to be corrected. Also, if you don't drive you may want a taxi as it is not too conveniently located.
There also used to be an American buffet restaurant in Nanya Shopping Mall, on floor 4 or 5. It was about 250 rmb, but that was 3 years ago.

Forums > Food & Drink > Food tips & ideas

In the markets now, Kumquats-金橘 (Jīn jú) (gold orange).
These are the tiny oranges about 2cm diameter. No need to peel, just wash and eat. Also good for making jam, for those who can do that.
A good source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. According to TCM, good for stimulating appetite and aiding digestion. Also good for the vascular system, cutting cholesterol and reducing blood pressure.
The season for fresh kumquats is quite short, but they are very cheap (10rmb/Kg). This is followed by a period of kumquats preserved in sugar, but these are much more expensive.

Forums > Study > Whither Zimbabwe?

Mugabe had been there too long, and some of his later policies had hurt the economy, and the people. Hopefully the transition to new leadership will remain peaceful, things will settle down quickly to the new status quo, and the economy will get back on track towards growth and prosperity for the people of Zimbabwe. Hopefully.

Forums > Living in Kunming > PRE International School

Pre-school at 6 years old? Did you mean primary school? I think the question has been asked before and there was no definitive answers about

any program that would suit young foreign children in Kunming.

As suggested, one option is IF you can find a local primary school that will take you child; it would be a private school. The other option would be home schooling.


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Seeing as said foreign country's company will probably pay for most of it, 55 years may not be so long, when you leverage risk factors. However, seeing as most tourism will be inbound from said country they should get a return.

The alternative is probably no airports, and no big (probably massive) increase in tourism revenues.
It would probably be a good idea to visit these places before they are consumed by the tourist industry.

Tier ones, in the downtown/CBD areas will always be a good bet, but not so good in the suburbs unless serviced by or soon to be serviced by, Metro/subway lines.

Lower tier cities also have potential. Henan, Zhengzhou has boomed. Due to the city being named as an expanding rail hub for the Belt and Road initiative. Also, anywhere not yet serviced by a metro line. There is still room in this latter category in Kunming, but there is a need to be fast as the metro line as planned should be completed by next August.

I would also avoid buying new. Some of the more upmarket villas in SW Kunming are very poorly built, many are apartments and villas are overpriced and people are fighting to buy the more affordable.
Buying second hand may be less of an investment opportunity, unless a new metro line is going through. However, you can see quality or other issues more clearly and find out the reputation of buildings and management, you can buy already decorated (ready to occupy), there will be fewer unknowns.



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.