Forums > Living in Kunming > Electric bicycle ban..
The cars are annoying, but they are pulled over and fined with increasing frequency, especially in the city center. The electric bikes, which I think are pretty cool, do cause a lot of problems. Until now, there has been virtually no enforcement, and you often see the electric bikes going the wrong way down the street, driving in pedestrian zones, and causing all kinds of other havoc. It doesn't help much that they are completely silent and most drivers don't turn on their headlights at night. If they don't start policing them better, some official will get annoyed and ban them outright.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Swimming in Kunming
There is a nice outdoor pool at Chunyuan Xiaoqu (West side of town, near Wicker Basket). However, they've got a big construction project nearby, and I'm not sure how that affects the pool.
The other outdoor one is at Jinkang Yuan Xiaoqu in the north.
Forums > Food & Drink > **Green Kunming Organic Food Club to add organic sausages, cheeses and other treats
Something Colin left out: if the online payment methods don't suit you, you can drop by the shop (or track him down) and buy credits with cash. Then you can sign on to green kunming and enter the password he gives you
Forums > Food & Drink > Vanilla Beans
I saw dried beans at metro the other day, but bring plenty of $$$$
Forums > Travel Yunnan > Yuanyang and Luopin
Unfortunately, I think you've missed both. Both places are still worth checking out though.
The Nine Dragon Waterfall is the biggest attraction in Luoping after the rape flowers, but it shouldn't be crowded, and it's a really nice day trip on a bike.
They're probably planting the terraces in Yuanyang now. Unless you're a really hardcore biker, you might want to do this area by car. I recommend going further in to Ailaoshan and checking out the pristine cloud forests. There is one hostel in old Yuanyang, I believe it's called something like "Backpacker Guest House" or something. There's a Hong Konger there by the name of Tim who can tell you where all the market days and cool spots are, as well as help arrange cars.