I have just received this email update:
We're in Kunming!!!! I am writing this at 12:28 am Friday. Our hotel is quite nice. The flights were (dare I say this) not as bad as I thought they would be.
The last 90 minutes of our final flight was the hardest. Our bodies are exhausted. We've been awake since 4:15 am Wednesday morning.
Xuilan (our agency guide) and her husband picked us up at the airport and brought us back to the hotel. She's a corker. I think we're going to do just fine together. She will be here at 10:00 tomorrow morning to show us around, so am going to sign off.
Still on course for meeting Ella on Sunday! This doesn't feel real, by the way. Just in case you think I'm sounding all calm, cool and collected.