HFCAMPO, I actually agree with you that boredom is an absurd state of mind, despite mistakenly using the word in my first post. But now I have a list of new and interesting things to try in Kunming, which was what I was hoping for when making this topic.
I used to enjoy going to bars but the experience has become stale to me. A couple of my best friends left Kunming, leaving me bored and wanting to find new things to do. If anyone is interested in playing tennis/badminton or some games at Game Cafe, PM me. Also interested in other suggestions.
Dona Donuts on Jianshe Lu has mediocre donuts and coffee (by American standards), but it has a nice, relatively quiet area you can go to study. And although the coffee isn't great it's half the price of most cafes.
I like how the article begins, "Does a 600-year-old Chinese map prove that Christopher Columbus was not the first explorer to navigate the New World?" then proceeds to state the map is actually from the 18th century. If you just look at the map it's somehow got all of North/Central America shaped relatively correct and South America's general shape as well. What's more likely, that Zheng He explored and mapped the entire North/South American continents or that this single map from the 18th century is misattributed to him?
"But the Daily Mail says he "can no longer be called an amateur" after his most recent efforts."
So the Daily Mail, basically the Fox News of UK, says he can "no longer be called an amateur." It must be true!