Yes, we are back home, and my body is still having a hard time adjusting to the time change. enjoyed the trip very much, and have already decided I wish to return to China some day to enjoy parts of the country we did not visit, such as a cruise down the Yangse River, and the Guilin area.
As for or trip: the hotels were all quite good,the van drivers epert, and some of the guides better than others. The best guides were the one in Beijing who called himself Gary, and the one who called himself David ( I think he was in Hangzhou). Several of the guides were too young to be of that much assistance, especially help in dealing with two disabled people who had a wheel chair and a travel scooter. I could have done without seeing the Fair in Shanghai as there were too many people, too much walking, and I had very hard time keeping up with the scooter and the wheelchair as they moved too rapidly from one location to another. The lines were too long at the exhibits, though we did get special attention because of the wheel chair, etc. but even then there were ramps and other problems. I did not feel that the exhibits were worth all the trouble we went through to see them. Beijing was very interesting, and, of course, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. At Xian the soldiers were amazing, though we had to walk a long distance in the rain to the first museum because the small buses were not available. I greatly enjoyed Shanghai, seeing the river at night, visiting the museum, the acrobatics and other sights.
My main criticism of the trip is that we tried to see too much in a time that was too short. Your country is very large and fascinating. It deserves a more leisurely trip. Some places were great, such as the silk factory. I'd have liked to have had more time to see the museums, such as the one one in Shanghai.
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