Tag Archives: Kunming China

Review of Keats Language School, Kunming China

I spent three weeks at the Keats School starting mid August of 2011 with four hours per day of one-on-one instruction. Classes and Language Instruction. The school makes a real effort to give students what they want. Lessons were tailored … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Kunming – For Now

Written September 10, 2011 Finally, after three weeks here and with a flight back to Beijing in the morning, I’m starting to have a social life. First, I spent the afternoon with an older student from California, a retired mathematics … Continue reading

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Expo Gardens, Kunming China – Worth It?

Written September 9, 2011 It is difficult for me to pass up a potentially great garden, so when they claim that Kunming’s Expo Facility was the largest horticultural exhibition in China I was intrigued, albeit skeptical. It couldn’t possibly worth … Continue reading

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Third Week of Classes – Review, Review and More Review

Keats Language School, Kunming China Written September 8, 2011 I imagine my teacher, MW, will be thankful to have a new student after I leave just so she can do something different. I didn’t want any new material the last … Continue reading

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Bamboo Temple, Kunming China

Written September 8, 2011 Bamboo Temple (admission 6 yuan) is located in the Yu’an Mountains, about 12 kilometers northwest of Kunming. A relatively straight forward excursion considering the numerous discussions I had with MW concerning whether there was or was … Continue reading

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Do Duck Tongues Really Have Bones? and Other Food Discoveries from Kunming, China

Written September 8, 2011 Monday night I went back to my stir-fry bar to watch the cook. I had recently learned the characters for duck tongue ( 鸭舌, yā shé), saw it on the menu and decided to give it … Continue reading

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Jian Shui to Kunming, China

Written September 5, 2011 The final thing I wanted to see in Jian Shui before returning to Kunming was the Twin Dragon Bridge (Shuāng Lóng Qiáo, 双龙桥) about five kilometers outside of town. Supposedly you can take the #4 mini … Continue reading

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