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

Seville, Sea and Sierra

A walking tour with a difference including all the best scenery, history, traditions and gastronomy of western Andalucia. The sparkling Atlantic Ocean washes the golden sands of the Costa de la Luz with its dunes, salt-pans, traditional craft fishing and sea birds. Cadiz city, protected from attack on its peninsula, has controlled for 3000 years the seaways and the entry to the Guadalquivir, Andalucia's biggest river. Nearby is Jerez, renown for its wines and its flamenco dance. The river is navigated by ships upstream to Seville: the capital of Andalucia, replete with the history of Iberians, Romans, Moors and Castilians, a producer of fine porcelain and the main home of Flamenco. A world away from the bustle of Seville is the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park, with cork-oak forests, chestnut groves, raptors, Iberian pigs and traditional white villages.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Seville for 2 nights, tapas evening
DAY 2 Explore Seville and flamenco evening
DAY 3 Visit Seville Royal Palace, transfer to Ronda and walk of the Riscos de Cartajima (2.5hrs) and to Jubrique for 3 nights
DAY 4 Tras el Pueblo walk (3.5-5hrs)
DAY 5 Genalguacil Walk (5hrs)
DAY 6 Visit Baelo Claudia, walk in salt pans and Bolonia dune (3-3.5hrs), transfer to Jerez for 3 nights
DAY 7 Coffee in the gardens of a ducal palace, visit a sherry bodega and Guadalquivir estuary walk (3hrs)
DAY 8 Cadiz city by boat and train
DAY 9 Transfer to Seville airport, trip concludes

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