Thank you, that was unbelievably helpful. I always had problems navigating in kunming, but since you posted this everything went much smoother. Thank you for your enormous contribution. Tomorrow I will be heading for dali, can you maybe translate some major street names for me.
I just checked ctrip. Flights from Shenzhen are ranging from 700-800 in the beginning of August and drop as low as 440 kuai in the end of August. So I don't understand where you got the 200 pounds plus flights from.
You can find a squashcourt next to Kunming stadium. The court however is terribly fast due to the weird floor, but it's ok if you are not too picky.. I will be there on Sundays, hope to meet you one day..