May 17, 2005 Joey J. from US
Thank you for planning the tour for us. We really enjoyed getting to see so many places in China. The guides and drivers that we had were excellent, especially our guide and driver in Beijing, Rui and Mr. Liu.
The hotels that we liked were the Haihua Ramada Plaza in Hangzhou and the Crown Plaza in Chengdu. The other hotels were nice, but a little warm for Westerners.
The only problem that we had was with the flight that we took from Chengdu to Guangzhou. The airline broke the bottle of alcohol that we had in the luggage and refused to do anything about it.
The tour was very well planned and we appreciate the time that you spent making our trip so wonderful. The shows we went to were great. The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the terracotta soldiers, and all of the other places we went to were memories we will always cherish. The Wolong Panda Preserve was unforgettable. I would highly recommend that other tourists go there. The road is rough, but it is well worth it to see the beautiful views and the pandas.
It was also a great pleasure to meet you in Xian. It was enjoyable to talk to the person who had helped to make our trip possible.
Itinerary: 13-day China tour of Shanghai / Hangzhou / Yiwu / Ningbo / Shanghai / Beijing / Xian / Chengdu / Guangzhou
May 15, 2005 Mabel & Walley from NY
Michael, just a note with a Big and heartfelt thank you for all that you are and all that you did especially taking such good care of Walley.
After Walley arrived in New York on Fri night (it was the first I heard of his problem) I immediately took him to our local hospital and on Sunday his Dr had emergency visit in the office. Walley is doing much better and will have further test this week to try to locate the root of the problem.
Thank you for such a wonderful trip that we will never forget. It was everything and more than we expected. Everyone had such a grand time. You are truly a wonderful person and perfect host. I will be recommending your tour company to anyone who will be visiting China.
My sister Helen advise me that you will be visiting N.Y. sometime in September, please be sure to let us know so we can plan for your arrival.
Michael, thank you for everything and we send you our warmest regards
Itinerary: 18-day China tour of Beijing / Xian / Luoyang / Zhengzhou / Kaifeng / Nanjing / Wuxi / Suzhou / Hangzhou / Huangshan / Shanghai / Guilin / Guangzhou / Hong Kong
May 4, 2005 Judy & Liz from Australia
Liz and I had fantastic experiences on our Tai Shan and Qufu trip. Our guide John was wonderful. He was very informative and climbed with us part of the way. In the evening we enjoyed a lovely meal in the hotel on the mountain. We especially want you to pass on our thanks to John. We found Qufu very interesting and it has superb examples of Chinese traditional architecture. Our guide Susan was very comprehensive in explaining the history attached to each site we visited.
It was a great few days and we were impressed with the guiding services and hotels. Thank you Michael for organizing this trip for us.
Itinerary: 3 - Days Qufu-Tai Shan tour From April 29 to March 01 April 10, 2005 Judy T. from Australia
I was very happy with my Hainan holiday. Hotels were fantastic, guide and driver good. Service was very good and professional. I enjoyed myself and it was a relaxing time. Your service was excellent.
Itinerary: 7 - Days Hainan Island tour From March 10 to March 17
March 24, 2005 Robert B. from Cincinnati, OH-USA
We had a very nice time on the China trip. We expect to go back next January for a short time - perhaps to Kunming. We would like to redo the trip we just went on when the weather is warmer and we can see the same spots with the flowers and trees in bloom.
Itinerary: 21-day China tour of Shanghai / Yangtze River Cruise / Xian / Luoyang / Beijing from February 11 to March 4 (two tour participants)