Spent another full day on the bus. Left Jinghong at 08:30 and arrived in Kunming at 17:30. The bus was pretty comfortable and I had an empty seat next to me. The guy at the apartment where I stayed, Doudou Meilan Fengqing Inn, gave me a ride to the bus station which was about 10 minutes away.
The scenery was pretty nice as we went through the mountains. There were some rice paddies, tea plantations, and a lot of vegetable farms.
There were a couple of police checks along the way. The police were very stern and serious but never seemed very interested in me. I didn't see any other tourists all day except for one backpacker who was sleeping at the bus station in Jinghong.
In Kunming the bus stopped at the Southern Bus Station (Map Location: 24.931776, 102.774787 ) which is a long way from the center where my hotel was. I took a long taxi ride and traffic was backed up. There is a subway next to the bus station which would have been better.