Travel Blogs from Kunming, China

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Battle for Kunming (and Stone Forest), Kunming, China travel blog

Battle for Kunming (and Stone Forest)

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... after settling in and I think we hit a little bit of a stumbling block in that all of a sudden we hit lazy-town, population 2. Kunming is a lovely place, but it just isn't as easy to do things as everywhere else as there just isn't as much to do here. We ...

Nerdy Videos and Clay's thoughts, Kunming, China travel blog

Nerdy Videos and Clay's thoughts

A travel blog entry by cleff

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Last night we slept in a bus that was so full of cockroaches that the floor not only moved when you looked down, but it also crawled up onto your face. They ate through part of Jeff's backpack. Eventually you just have to give in and go to sleep because ...

Questioned in Kunming, Kunming, China travel blog

Questioned in Kunming

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... we were invited to dinner by the owner and his friends (a really friendly bunch). The food in china has been fantastic, tasty and very cheap. Kunming was an excellent example...we found a streetside 'noodle cafe' packed with locals so we squeezed our ...

Kunming, the start of the journey, Kunming, China travel blog

Kunming, the start of the journey

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... . I saw miles and miles of the stone formations that are so famous in Yunnan. They looked like grey barnacles encrusting the land. Kunming has been a pleasant city, as far as big cities go. The weather feels like early spring. Still a chill in the air, ...

Facial Topiary, Kunming, China travel blog

Facial Topiary

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"You're gonna die now John!" -- Commando Kunming.... A city of four million people close to the southern border of China, that serves no real purpose other than to allow Tibet-Weary travellers to gorge on Big Macs before continuing south to ...

Kunming and Beyond...., Kunming, China travel blog

Kunming and Beyond....

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... Banff (anyone who has been to the Banff hostel knows what I am talking about - there were no bar crawl nights organized by the Kunming hostel). So after a 30 hour train ride, Sarah and I weren't exactly eager to move on again. We took a day to wander ...

The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind, Kunming, China travel blog

The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... and meeting with leaders from the Yunnan Forestry Bureau, Conservation International, Kunming Institute of Botany, Kunming Institute of Zoology, and the China Exploration and Research Society. With these groups, we are hoping to have lasting and ...

Day 56, Kunming, China travel blog

Day 56

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... really looking forward to Laos. I switched buses on to my sleeper bus. A fellow traveller Frank had his bag stolen on a sleeper bus to Kunming so I ensured that my main bag was with me in the main compartment of the bus - not in the bowels of the bus. ...

Day 55, Kunming, China travel blog

Day 55

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... get my bearings and have a look at the city. In size it's comparable with Chengdu but Chengdu seemed cleaner and more affluent, though Kunming is famous for it's laid-back pace. I didn't like the idea of arriving in new cities alone and taking time to ...

Landing on planet China, Kunming, China travel blog

Landing on planet China

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... we eat or buy things or basically do anything, a small group of locals will often gather around and laugh at us. Kunming is a large, modern city (well the centre is anyway) with a population similar to Sydney's. There are skyscrapers, massive hotels, ...

Cheerless Campers, Healing at The Hump, Kunming, China travel blog

Cheerless Campers, Healing at The Hump

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... look forward to carrying on being part of things next year. Moving onwards! A stroll through the pedestrian area of Kunming (which annoyingly seems to include mopeds, scooters, bikes and anything else that isnt pedestrian) showed a busy yet wholly ...

Drug catching cop, Kunming, China travel blog

Drug catching cop

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... story, about the same time that a foreigner got given death for trafficking drugs in Guangzhou. ON a rumbling train from Kunming, Yunnan Province, to Shanghai, a middle-aged railway policeman in a blue uniform walks through the narrow aisles of crowded ...

China Eastern back in Yunnan after pilot strikes, Kunming, China travel blog

China Eastern back in Yunnan after pilot strikes

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... China Eastern was also fined 1.5 million yuan (US$219,507). On March 31 and April 1, 21 China Eastern flights returned to departure points at Kunming after taking off as pilots protested pay and working conditions. It stranded about 1,500 passengers at ...

Pu'er tea tour - despite market crash for tea, Kunming, China travel blog

Pu'er tea tour - despite market crash for tea

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Institute and has sourced more than 100 teas from China. Hu Hao Ming, of Cha Ma Shi, is a successful producer of puer in China and helped set the provincial government's puer standards. The puer tea tour will run from July 6 to July 20 and costs ...

New train coming Lijiang, Kunming, China travel blog

New train coming Lijiang

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... . Another source says that the journey between Kunming and Lijiang will take 10 hours because of multiple stops and the current Xiaguan-Kunming line being slower. And someone else said the prices would be more like 75 yuan for a hard seat and just under ...

Dwarf kingdom in Kunming, Kunming, China travel blog

Dwarf kingdom in Kunming

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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One of the new attractions just out of Kunming http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/world/2009/11/11/11713261.html ...

More dams faster built in Yunnan, Kunming, China travel blog

More dams faster built in Yunnan

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... of developing dams Jiang Gaoming January 22, 2009 The new economic stimulus is encouraging hydropower development in southwest China, raising fears about the ecological and social costs. Jiang Gaoming reports. "When faced with a choice between ...

Kunming hostage saga with an unhappy ending, Kunming, China travel blog

Kunming hostage saga with an unhappy ending

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... nurse taken hostage by a man wielding a knife. The man was killed by police after a five-hour standoff. According to Kunming media reports citing police sources Lu Zhiwen (陆志文), 39, had been having problems with his girlfriend. He ...

Tunnels completed, but not railway line, Kunming, China travel blog

Tunnels completed, but not railway line

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... hazards and disasters. The old towns of Dali and Lijiang in the two cities are state historic and cultural sites and receive millions of domestic and foreign visitors every year. Xinhua News Agency correspondents reporting from ...

Is pu'er tea the new wine?, Kunming, China travel blog

Is pu'er tea the new wine?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , etc; but the fact that they gain value through storing gives them all a certain proximity with the banking activity. China Construction Bank (中国建设银行) is one of China's big four banks. Its Yunnan branch has ...

New Chinese-Tibetan-English dictionary, lhasa, China travel blog

New Chinese-Tibetan-English dictionary

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... also provides users with information about Tibetan medicine, Tibetan Buddhism and folklore. As one of the oldest ethnic languages in China, The Tibetan language is more than 1,300 years old. The first Tibetan language dictionary came out in 1949, ...

Yunnan delights, Kunming, Yunnan province, China travel blog

Yunnan delights

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... the edge of the 'barbarian' mountainous areas it was a place of exile for political offenders during Mao's enlightened years. Kunming improved its image vastly with many deportees preferring its relaxed pace to their crowded east-coast cities, refusing to ...

Strange things in Yunnan, Kunming, China travel blog

Strange things in Yunnan

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... will be the reverse. 11 - girls weear flowers all year round. Due to the benign climate, places like Kunming grow flowers all year round (and supply a lot of China and Asia with fresh blooms) 12 - woman and girls carry tobacco bags. You'll find a lot of ...

Netizens new force in China?, Kunming, China travel blog

Netizens new force in China?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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In the news this week the story about a man who died in custody in a Yunnan jail. The interesting thing is not his crime, but more how he died in jail and how his death is now under investigation. Li Qiaoming was in jail because of illegally ...

Local languages evolve in Yunnan, Kunming, China travel blog

Local languages evolve in Yunnan

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... more than academic interest. A new global listing just published in the US includes a staggering 30 languages 'discovered' in China by La Trobe University graduate researcher Dr Jamin Pelkey and La Trobe linguist, Associate Professor David Bradley. ...

The digital divide, Kunming, China travel blog

The digital divide

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Bin BT invests half a million pounds to help improve access and quality of education in remote and rural areas in China. BT has today launched a joint initiative with UNICEF which will bring modern technology to schools in poor rural areas of China ...

Where's my cheap consumer goods, comrade?, Kunming, China travel blog

Where's my cheap consumer goods, comrade?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... subsidy include those new $US99 laptops from HK/China? Here's one piece about it, with comments from readers of China Journal: Subidized Appliance Program for Chinese Farmers: Will it Work? China's government this week expanded a pilot program ...

African teacher wanted in Yunnan, China, Kunming, China travel blog

African teacher wanted in Yunnan, China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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teacher from Africa or Cameroon is wanted in Yunnan Recruiter School Contact info catherinelanbin@msn.cn Job location Yunnan, China Job description teacher from Africa or Cameroon is wanted in Yunnan if you like this job send me your CV ...

Aviation near misses in China - just one of many, Kunming, China travel blog

Aviation near misses in China - just one of many

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... planes land and then are taken to a place off the runway where they discharge their passengers and reload. When you land at Kunming airport, more often than not, an airport car somehow meets your plane as it comes off the runway and speeds in front ...

Yunnan - in search of internet access...., Kunming, Yunnan (and Guilin and Yangshuo), China travel blog

Yunnan - in search of internet access....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... ' enjoying karst (limestone pinnacle) scenery and cycling around, left on Saturday 1 Nov on 'Hard Sleeper' train to Kunming (South West China), Staying at Camelia Hotel, applyed on Monday for Visa for Laos. Nitty Gritty: Graham writing- After ...

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