Linda GriffeySan Marino, CA, United States
Mandy is a native and really knows Hong Kong. She speaks excellent English. She very personable and is anxious to please. She is flexible in changing the itinerary as the day goes on to satisfy her clients' interests. We had a fantastic day with her. Our tour included peeks at some of the daily lives of ordinary Hong Kong citizens that few tourists probably get to see. I can't imagine a better guide with which to see Hong Kong.
Sonja BrownleeUnited States
Mandy is a great tour guide; very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We also had a car and driver as we were doing a layover tour between our cruise ship and evening flight. We had great views of Hong Kong from the top of Victoria Peak, then a drive to Stanley Bay for a brief waterfront walk and terrific Dim Sum lunch. Then we rode up the "world's longest escalator" and walked through part of downtown Hong Kong for antique shopping and Hong Kong Milk Tea. Then we were driven to the airport.
Alan DawsonUnited Kingdom
As a more senior solo traveler I wanted a tour guide who responded to my requirements. Mandy couldn't have been more considerate . She has a superb command of the English language and it was so easy to converse with her....on any subject. She has great knowledge about Hong Kong and it's politics, history,food,chopsticks ! Great company with an open mind and a marvellous sense of humour .You will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was two really fun days showing you my city and I enjoyed a lot our conversations. It is also nice to see travelers like you who are interested to know more of Hong Kong than just its skyscrapers. Hong Kong has so much to offer and I am glad that we were able to cover quite a bit while you were in Hong Kong. Thanks again and look me up when you are back! Cheers, Mandy
Joe ComeauUnited States
Mandy was an outstanding guide! She was very easy to understand and the fact that she is a Hong Kong native added a lot to the tour. She showed us beautiful views from Victoria Peak and took us to a wonderful local indoor/outdoor market. Mandy knew many of the vendors and they were so gracious with our many questions. We went to a lovely dim sum restaurant and Mandy's suggestions for what to order were perfect. All in all we had one of our best ever guide experiences with Mandy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katie and Joe, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I really appreciate it! I am glad you guys are enjoying China! Please keep in touch and do contact me directly via my email at "Hong Kong Getaway". If you google it you will be able to find more info. All the best, Mandy
Phyllis SilverSilver Spring, MD, United States
My niece and I had a wonderful day with Mandy. Combining sightseeing and food was an ideal way to introduce us to a new city. We explored the city by train, cable car and taxi. We rode the Star Ferry and viewed the amazing cityscape from Victoria Peak. Visiting the local market vendors selling fresh meats, fish and produce and sampling their food was a highlight. Mandy was so easy to talk to. We discussed history, culture, and shared personal stories as well. It was like spending the day with a friend.
Justin BrookUnited States
Mandy was amazing! She was knowledgeable, adaptive, funny, and made out first day in HKG better than we could have ever imagined. She took us to the "toursity" locations and then to the local markets and local hangouts. She knows the history, culture, people, and everything in between. She's well-read, articulate, and "born-and-raised." She certainly made our first day on our honeymoon extremely memorable!; thanks, Mandy!
Mandy was excellent, she has a passion for the city she grew up in. Would highly recommend Mandy.
Shirley S.United Kingdom
Great day with Mandy! Get out of the tourist centre and see how normal people live. Mandy grew up here so can answer any question, whether on history, economic or local politics. She is great company, easy going and can help choose dishes from the vast food market for lunch, where a little local knowledge is a huge asset for visitors. I would heartily recommend Mandy as a guide and companion. You will see local life and not just what everyone else sees. A real 5 star guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Shirley! I am glad you trusted me and let me design the tour for you. This is such an ordinary day of seeing people's way of life yet tourists don't usually get to see this side of Hong Kong. Thanks again and all the best to you :)
Henry ChuUnited States
One word, perfect. Mandy is a very knowledgable and enthusiastic person who loves Hong Kong. We covered all of the major attractions and some sights only locals would know about. By the end of the tour I felt I really understood life in HK. Mandy is just a lovely person who genuinely wanted to exceed my expectations. In many ways it felt less like a tour and more like a good friend showing me her home town.
Henry ChuUnited States
This was a great tour to take at the beginning of my stay in Hong Kong. I saw many of the sites and became familiar with the transportation options. Mandy is a great person who is fun and enthusiastic. Her knowledge of the city and history is extensive. I booked a second tour that showed me sights only locals would know about. My only regret was that I was not able to book a third tour! If you want someone who really cares about your experience, I would recommend Mandy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind words Henry! I am really glad you enjoyed my tours. It was good that we got to cover quite a lot in Hong Kong Island in just a few hours. Thanks again and all the best to you :)
Sangeetha G.United States
My father and I very much enjoyed our Tai Po tour with Mandy. It was unique and showed us a completely different side of Hong Kong. Mandy is friendly and an experienced tour guide. We were never bored! I specifically remember our lunch with an amazing view. I highly recommend Mandy's tour to anyone visiting Hong Kong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sangeetha!! It was a great day with you both and I really look forward to seeing you guys again in Hong Kong. All the best :)
Erik EksteinUnited States
Mandy provided a great tour experience. After a few hours she will have you feeling like a local. I can't recommend her enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Erik! It was a really great time with you too. I hope to see you again in your next visit :)
This tour was very adventurous and remarkable. If you are not satisfied with any tours travel agencies give you, I suggest you take her tours. Because you could get many experiences you have never done before. Besides her explanation is excellent and easy to understand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much for your kind words Masakazu! I apologize that we didn't have the best tour because of the weather. I am really grateful that you enjoyed the day and I certainly had a great day with you as well! Enjoy your time back home and I look forward to your next visit.
Mark TeearsUnited States
Mandy was a fantastic tour guide. I enjoyed a very personal tour where she shared a bit of her life and showed me parts of Hong Kong that I never would have seen on my own or with a group tour. She was extremely personable and friendly as well as knowledgeable about the area and language. She gave me a taste of what it is like to live in Hong Kong both literally and physically. She also helped shop for gifts for relatives. I am very hopeful that I will enjoy another tour with her when I return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thanks so much Mark! I am so glad that you enjoyed seeing the neighborhood I grew up in. This place is nothing touristy but it shows you the real Hong Kong behind all those skyscrapers. I look forward to your next visit. All the best :) Mandy