* beautiful and varied scenery, from jungles to snow mountains
* really good weather
* not as polluted as the rest of China
I had a friend who lived in Kunming once, which was the best he could do and still get a job. Some foreigners open cafes in Dali/Lijiang/Zhongdian.
I should really do another weekend trip to Lijiang or Zhongdian.
Come to Fuxian Lake and I'll take you sailing. 40 min from Kunming airport.