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Forums > Travel Yunnan > exit flights from china

I have read in Thai news that they are considering the idea of "tourist bubbles", which is opening up to select nearby countries.

Right at this moment the talk is between Thailand and Vietnam, but both are still shut down to all but their own citizens.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Water pressure/ Hot water problems (plumber?)

We've just moved into a new apartment (a month ago now).

All of the kitchen and bathroom faucets had low water pressure.

A maintenance worker came up from the community and took off the filters from each of the faucets and found they all had coarse sand in them.

Cleaning that improved the pressure greatly.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > exit flights from china

It's not exactly a 30 day extension.

What they're doing is cancelling any existing visas (mine still had 5 years left) and replacing it with a new 30 day S2 visa.

That's going to fill up my passport with a lot of visas before I can actually get out.

When I was at the PSB on Monday I mentioned the restriction on international flights till October.

They were not aware of it.

The police officer on duty said we'll talk more on my next visit in 4 weeks to see if we can get something longer than 30 days.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > exit flights from china

If you go talk to the PSB right now you may be able to avoid any penalty because you couldn't go out if you wanted to.

I actually have no desire to go out, and Vietnam is not on my list of places to go, but their policy of not allowing something equivalent to landed immigrant status does force many of us to go out, then in, then out....

Forums > Travel Yunnan > exit flights from china

Thailand has extended their "state of emergency" till at least the end of June. They review it frequently.

They are only accepting a few repatriation flights at the moment.

The hotel sites I've checked in Thailand are also not taking reservations.

Vietnam appears to be opening up on the inside, but no way to get there.

If the China rule holds we'll be here for a while.

My biggest concern right now since they forced me to cancel my long term visa (with the 90 day exit) and take a 30 day S2 is that they will somehow start to permit me to exit but not re-enter.


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The hospital is partially open, but they don't have all of the equipment needed for some procedures. My wife had to go downtown because they could not do an angioplasty at this location.

I noticed the link above shows the hospital name as Kunming Ganmei International Medical Center, but that doesn't match what's actually shown on the sign at the top of the building.

If you don't know the location, you can find it right across the road from the North Walmart. There are numerous buses or you can take Metro line 2 to LinYuQiao station (1 north of Beichen) and go to exit B.



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.