User profile: tigertiger
- RegisteredJanuary 25, 2011
- RegisteredJanuary 25, 2011
@Janjal. I am not sure if the PSB office in Tuodong Lu is also an exit bureau. If it is, and you wife cannot get the documentation there, they should be able to give her the correct information. Q. Does your wife have a Kunming temp ID. This might also make a difference.
Fuxian lake is 3 different counties. It is possible that the swimming ban only took effect in the resorts on the west side (due to ignorant visitors using shampoo).
It is possible that swimming is still permitted in HaiKou (east side), as a large part of the income of the village stems from water activities (esp swimming). Not certain, but possible. Even if not permitted, often bans are not enforced, after the initial period.
I have just remembered that when Chinese New Year hits, a lot of couriers stop working. This means that if you buy online many suppliers won't ship until after the holiday.
If there are things you want to buy online for the holiday, or just things you are going to need in February, buy them now to avoid disappointment.
The Metro store in the North has a better selection than the south, possibly the easiest place to buy one really. Watch out for some special offers on end of the aisles, some may be more expensive but I have seen then come with a case of coffee.
GOME electrical appliance stores often have them, but they are often overpriced.
If you do buy from flagship stores online the after sales service is an added advantage, and you know you are not going to get a bad product (which you can get from small online shops).
NB If you are going to buy online, do it now. Once Chinese New Year is iminent, a lot of couriers stop working and so suppliers don't dispatch.
This has moved.
The cut flowers are about 700m east on Duonan Jie. The plants and trees are about 700 m west and follow Duocai Section.
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.
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.