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Kunming, China—Not Ready For Retire Overseas Prime Time Vicki and I are in Kunming, China, for two months. We walk around a lot, mainly on crowded sidewalks. But, unlike in much of the world, here in China, locals use the wide, airy sidewalks to park cars, park motorcycles, repair mufflers, load…
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Inside Life In Kunming, China Vicki and I are living in Kunming, China, for two months. We want to get a good feel for the city. Maybe Kunming will become a new base for us in Southeast Asia. With the new 10-year China visas, Americans can stay in China for up to two months each visit. We…
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"I'm back in China," writes intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst, "this time traveling with my friend Ross. We left Laos, one of the world's poorest countries, and entered China, just a few decades ago an even poorer country. But now China prospers. The border reflects the boom on the China side,…
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Foreign Retirement Benefits In Jinghong, Southern China Jinghong, China "I'm in Jinghong, southern China, staying at the College guesthouse," writes intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst. "My room with private bath and free wi-fi costs US$4 a night. "The College guesthouse is at the entrance…
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"Vicki and I stayed in old-town Dali in southwest China for 10 days," writes intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst. "It's such a comfortable, livable place. Some 50 or so Westerners have already retired here. If you're looking for an easy-going lifestyle in an exotic, scenic, and charming place,…
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Life In Ancient Lijiang "Vicki and I are in Lijiang's lovely ancient city," writes intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst, "in Yunnan province in southwest China. We're staying at a popular backpacker's guesthouse, Mama Naxi's, for US$11 a night, including free Internet. A sign on the wall says,…
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