Beijing to Lhasa

My wife and I have recently returned from travelling which incorporated in late April the Beijing to Lhasa journey organised by World expeditions.

For the Beijing to Xian sector we were guided by Qui Ming who we called Milly.

I would like to record what a pleasure it was to have Milly as our guide.

We have travelled extensively in the past and had many guides. Milly stands out as the one we will remember for the exceptional way she looked after our group.

Milly's knowledge, and her ability to explain things, could not have been better. In fact she had so much she could tell us that there was never a moment when she wasn't being asked a question.

She chose where we dined, and ordered for us, after ascertaining what people liked or disliked and we were never disappointed. The restaurants were usually local, not tourist only places, and we appreciated that.

When we had time to ourselves she enquired if there were things we specially wanted to do and made sure we knew how to get there and back and what to expect. On one occasion when all in the group wanted to visit a Houtong she arranged it and came with us in what should have been her time away from us.

We were a group ranging in age from about 40 to 70. She appreciated that, at times, some were getting physically tired and she would vary what we doing to accommodate that.

Above all I will remember with pleasure her sense of humour, her always cheerful demeanour and the extra things she did for us beyond what is not normally expected.

Milly is an exceptional guide and I would recommend her to anyone going to China.



Michael & Kay Alexander | New Zealand
 
 

Catalonia by Bike for Families

Experience the subtle landscapes and interesting villages on a gentle cycle through Catalonia, specially designed for families. Ride across nearly flat or gently rolling terrain, from the green countryside near Girona to the azure Mediterranean Sea. Pedal back into history, as you ride through Roman archways and Medieval squares. Visit two museums dedicated to the fabulous art of DalÝ. Discover the ancient history of Iberians and Romans who inhabited the area. Marvel at sturdy town walls, while ancient watchtowers guide you through fields of sunflowers and wheat. Cycle the Ter River Delta and discover the rich fauna of protected wetlands at Aiguamolls. Once out at the coast, you'll enjoy sandy beaches, quiet coves and the beauty of typical fishing villages. During this three centred cycle holiday, stay in charming rural accommodations housed in historical stone buildings.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Baix EmpordÓ (closest train station Flaša), private transfer to nearby La Pera
DAY 2 Cycle through the medieval villages of Monells and Madremanya and visit castle at Pubol (17 or 31km)
DAY 3 Cycle through woods and rolling landscapes to Peratallada (25km)
DAY 4 Cycle to the Costa Brava beaches (30 or 47km)
DAY 5 Cycle through the Ter River delta and on to coastal beaches (30km)
DAY 6 Cycle north along a relatively flat route via Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries to San Pere Pescador (50km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Figueras and visit the Salvador DalÝ museum with option to shorten by train (20 or 54km), return to San Pere Pescador
DAY 8 Trip concludes with transfer to Figueras

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