- Booking Code: VOC-20100718-S
- Client’s Information: Jenny Pope, Australia
- Tour Starting Date: Sunday, 18 July 2010
- Tour Destination: Beijing, Lhasa, Xi'an, Chengdu, Lijiang, Kunming, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Hong Kong
Please forgive me for taking so long to write back to you but work has been very busy since we’ve been back from our holidays. We have just had some much needed rain after one of the driest winters on record. All the paddocks on our farm are lovely and green but the streams aren’t running this year, the first time since we’ve lived here in 11 years.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and your company ‘Visit Our China’ for giving us the most amazing holiday.
Laura, our guide in Beijing was so lovely, she was very kind helping us to sort out Richard’s luggage that got lost by the airline. Laura was well informed, great fun and gave us a positive initial impression of China. The train trip to Lhasa, Tibet was spectacular and we enjoyed the experience of train travel in China. We thought Laura was an exceptional guide until we met Danny in Tibet who was also great! We learnt so much about the wonderful Tibetan people and their culture, we will definitely come back one day. The terracotta warriors were more impressive than we imagined, in fact that is probably true of our entire trip! We enjoyed getting ‘up close and personal’ with the giant pandas in Chengdu. Sissy, our guide there was also excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing the pensioners in the park, watching them dancing, singing, flying kites and playing badminton...wish our culture embraced activity in this way!
Lijiang was such a special place and David, our guide seemed to enjoy showing us his home town. Although we didn’t get to see Jade Dragon Snow mountain in all its splendour as it was very cloudy the day we went up, we all fell in love with the old town of Lijiang, what a beautiful place!
Our favourite places were Guilin and Yangshuo, the scenery there is breathtakingly beautiful. We especially enjoyed the day we cycled with Jasmine in the countryside on the outskirts of Yangshuo. Please thank Jasmine for organising for us to go and see the ‘Impression Liu Sanjie’ show in Yangshuo, that was one of the most memorable parts of our trip, truly a spectacular sight with the mountains lit up as the backdrop to an amazing performance. We appreciated your kind gift which I use to drink our Guilin Luohanguo tea! Thank you also for treating us to an amazing dinner when we were in Guilin, we ate our way around China, eating like kings and queens! We prefer Chinese food in China more than in Australia!
Through your careful planning of our trip, we were able to enjoy everything that China has to offer. Your country is a very special place and we can’t stop talking about it! It is so different to our country but is rich in history and diverse in culture. Our senses were bombarded in every way and our memories will last forever! Your tour guides were exceptionally helpful, knowledgeable and often went over and above what their job required. We would not hesitate to recommend ‘Visit Our China’ to our friends. It is a holiday that we will never forget...we all have such wonderful memories. Thank you once again from us all. You will see us again, I’m sure!
With kindest regards, Jenny, Ian, Josh and Richard.