I am interested in reading three of the 'four great classical novels' in English (I've already read - and loved - Journey to the West).
It is not hard to get a copy but there are a bewildering amount of different translations. In my experience the quality of translation can make or break the experience so I was wondering if anybody out there who has read a particularly good edition could recommend one to me.
Disclaimer: I am the captain of the Kunming rugby team
Thanks for the comments bad boy and debaser. For the record the Flying Tigers did approach Gokunming for a story before the match which they turned down on the grounds that it was repetitive.
It was down to us I guess, to report on the result of the match (26-7 to Kunming) afterward and I put my hand up in not doing so - probably because I spent the following week recovering.
Sean1 Blobbles only mentioned rugby as an example to start the thread but anyway, two stories from the last game in March (first ever match in the city and its result) are the sum total of rugby coverage on Gokunming. You're right in saying that I should have posted in the forums or classifieds even if it was picked up
If its sport, travel, environental news, food, politics or yes, even macrame I'm happy to hear about it. Like many others I found employment and entertainment and even started the rugby team on gokunming so all in all its a great service.
I went to The Box today to try the pizza. I've been several times before for beers and enjoy the ambience. Sitting upstairs I heard the alarm on my scooter outside which wasn't visible through the window and running to the stairs I nailed my head on the low ceiling. This is NOT a condemnation of said ceiling. Rather I was completely humbled by how out of the way the two ladies on duty went to help me. One of them even went to their own home to get me some medicine. I knew about the ceiling (and the name of the bar is a pretty good clue) so I blame no one but myself for smashing my head.
The pizza, incidentally, was fantastic with an authentic base. It was very light on the toppings however