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Forums > Living in Kunming > New Coronavirus

That's good news about the buses returning.

We can see the north city bus station from the kitchen window.

There's been quite a bit of activity over there for the past few days.

Buses have been started up to make sure they're working properly and I've seen a few taken back to the maintenance building.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Spring City Paradise

I have space heaters that I've been using since 2010. Still working fine. I usually keep them on a thermostat.

How many you need depends on how much space you want to heat.

I've taken to comparing weather here to spring back in Canada.

Winter here is like Canada's "early spring", while summer is more like "late spring".

Forums > Living in Kunming > New Coronavirus

I got registered and used the new scan mini program yesterday.

It was no problem other than the fact I needed my wife's assistance since I can't read Chinese.

Anyway, we needed to go to the hospital since my wife needed to renew her heart medication.

Before getting near the entrance there was a team of nurses checking temperatures.

Anyone showing signs of fever would be taken to a tent setup before the entrance for further testing and presumably to be taken to the quarantine section of the hospital.

One thing I noticed was that the hospital did not have a place to scan the qr code to indicate you had been there, while the wet market we visited on the way home did.

Forums > Living in Kunming > New Coronavirus

My wife told me they would be scanning ids.

She may have misunderstood (not unusual), or that may be an alternative for people who don't have a smart phone.

I guess we'll find out later if there are options.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Visa Exit Question

For those of us that are going to exit soon, is there still a requirement to arrive at the airport 4 hours before departure?
I understand this was to allow additional time for screening, but with so few passengers it shouldn't take so long.


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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.