User profile: AlPage48

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  • RegisteredMarch 6, 2011
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Forums > Living in Kunming > Q2 Visa Questions

I also have a Q2 (I had also hoped for a Q1), but since I got it in HK they only gave me the 90 day instead of 180.

On one occasion I went to Shenzhen, crossed over to HK to do some shopping, and returned a few hours later.

When I went to the local police station to register after my return the lady doing my paperwork was confused about the validity of exiting and re-entering same day, but she phoned downtown and was told it was ok.

Keep in mind that rules are subject to change and that was a few years ago.

Passport control is not checking your ticket, just your passport and visa.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Getting a full heart examination done in Kunming

My wife went to Yan'an hospital in 2011. Good service then and I believe they've built a new cardiac wing.

She had a blockage in the artery right at the heart wall and local doctors did not feel they were qualified to treat it, so they brought a top specialist here from Guangzhou and booked all the more advanced procedures for his visit.

She needed 3 stents inserted.

Not cheap, but the improvement was immediate.

Forums > Living in Kunming > New e-bike rules 2019

Routine but random (moving locations) checks would catch quite a few, but to really make it happen China needs to get serious about the penalties.

Too often the fines are just 10 RMB or some other ridiculously small amount, cheaper than the cost of insurance by far.


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Had my first ever visit to Slice of Heaven last night for a group party. Barbara recognized me as a newcomer and immediately came to welcome me and introduce herself.

While speaking with her at the counter, a server walked past with a pizza for one table. The aroma immediately caught my attention. It was awesome.

Our group shared 4 different pizzas. All were amazing. I think the sauce really makes the difference since it was very flavourful. I also put back to cups of cappuccino. I guess they must have fixed problems noted in other reviews because I found it to be quite good.

If I lived closer I would be a regular here.


After 14 months in Kunming I've finally found a restaurant that knows how to cook a steak! The last time I had a decent steak was a year ago in Chang Sha.

We found My Favor because of the ad here on Go Kunming. I was not disappointed. The restaurant if very much "upscale", sharing the 6th floor of the Brilliant Plaza with other restaurants that it's Chinese, Japanese and Korean equals, so we've found a great place to go for special occasions.

Being non-smokers we really appreciated the separate no smoking room. The decor is quite elegant and the entire place is spotlessly clean (even polished where it should be).

We were given separate menus for food, beverages and deserts. There was enough selection to satisfy anybody but not so overwhelming that you couldn't decide what to have. The price range was also varied, ranging from modest to a lot.

I chose my always favorite beef tenderloin. Although the menu didn't state it, the dish was served with a choice of the five soups that were offered. My wife stuck with the pasta (she's a noodle nut).

The only downside came in the timing. Our soups arrived together, but my wife had finished her main course before mine arrived.

The serving staff did not hover over us but were quickly available when we wanted something, however, we were the only customers so I can't comment on what service might be like at busy times.

Overall I was very satisfied and might make this a place for a once a month treat.