We've returned to Kunming, largely to escape the racket made by a team of tree fellers chopping down a dozen trees around our Shenzhen flat, and the neighbours drilling walls, presumably as part of a redecoration. The lumberjacks were frighteningly casual about the tree-climbing, chain-sawing and bough-dropping. The main climber has a harness and safety rope, but never bothered to attach it to anything.
We arrived back in Kunming a few days after the new airport experienced chaos when heavy fog descended, with hundreds of flights cancelled (Locals who were interviewed said there is often fog in that area and they told the construction company many times when they were deciding where to build the airport). Kunming is a lot chillier than Shenzhen and, frustratingly, our flat is only getting 20 minutes of running water a day now (and no hot water at all). Ava and I went to see the local neighbourhood leaders today but were told "It's not our fault", "Here's another number to ring", "What can we do?" etc. Naff!
14/1/2013 10:08:40 am
"Here's another number to ring", it always happen in government deparment in China .I came across so many times . this is the reason why so many crimes happened ,because people can't solve the problem in the right way ,so they choose to against the law .they had no chioce
Paul (the one)
14/1/2013 10:58:23 am
So true, Nita
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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