John RossUnited States
It was a my dream to visit the Great Wall of China. Sonia made the history come alive for us and shared many of her personal experiences touring and hiking in the area. Sonia coordinated the travel and the tickets that made the entire experience problem free. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, John: Thank you very much for your high comment. It was a great pleaure for me showing you around my city. You were very lucky to have nice weather. I am very glad that you realized your dream. Welcome to Beijing again and I really hope to see you again! Best wishes to you, your friends and your family! Sonia
Jeanna MatthewsUnited States
My daughter and I loved our morning at the Great Wall. Sonia is a hiker and very knowledgable. We appreciated the photos she took and sent to us! In her profile she offered to help arrange tickets to a show and drop us off for it. We swapped the Olympic Park for the Drum and Bell Towers, but when we got to the towers, Sonia mentioned that we were running out of time - not before the show but in the allowed time for the tour. Knowing that ahead would have been helpful to plan something before the show
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Jeanna: Thanks for your high comment. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. When you booked the tour, you could see clearly how long the tour would last. Your tour was seven hours. But you enjoyed that you so much and it seemed that you forgot there was time limitation. So I just reminded you of the time limitation. But I still left one hour for you to visit the Drum Tower and it was completely enough. Acturally your tour had lasted more than eight hours after I helped you get the show tickets. Sonia
Deno BarrogaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi,Deno: Thanks for your high comments. Best wishes and good luck with everything! Sonia
Above average experience. Sometimes a bit difficult to understand the accent, but way above the average in Beijing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thierry: Thanks for your comment! Because you are French, English is not your native language. And it is not mine, either. Yet we did well together. Best wishes and good luck with everything! Sonia
Well organized and I got to do exactly what I wanted to do. No complaints whatsoever. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Wolf: Thank you very much for your high comment. You are so outgoing and friendly. Welcome to visit China again! Best wishes and good luck with everything! Sonia
Roger ElliottUnited States
Sonia was the best of all worlds: knowledgeable, easy to get to know, flexible, and always on time. She picked out some excellent restaurants for us to enjoy Chinese cuisine. Her knowledge of Chinese history helped us considerably when we toured Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Great Wall to name a few. Roger and Nancy Elliott U. S. A.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger and Nancy: Thanks for your high comment. It was my pleaure showing you around my city. You are so kind, open-minded and outgoing. I also had a wonderful time with you. I felt that three days were not enough for me to spend the time together. And thanks for your encouragement. China is an interesting country. I really hope that you will come to China again and hope to see you again. Best wishes to your family. Sonia
John MacchiUnited States
There was a tremendous amount of walking before we were able to get to the cable car that takes you to the entrance to the wall. Then there is more walking and some step climbing. Once on the wall, the view is incredible and you realize that it was worth the long walk. Going down was a lot easier but still required much stamina. Wear good sensible walking shoes...you will need them!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, John: I was glad that finally you made the walking to the cable car. Though it took us much longer time .I knew the walking was hard for you who are above 70. I already chose the shortest and the easiest way to the cable car. That walking to the cable car is necessary if you want to visit the Great Wall. And different people with different fitness have different feelings. That walk actually isn't that hard. It only takes a few minutes if you walk at a normal pace. Best Wishes! Sonia
Steven ShocketUnited States
Sonia is an excellent tour guide. She is well prepared, very knowledgeable and pleasant company. She does everything she can to please and accommodate. I recommend her to anyone researching a tour. I think you will be quite satisfied. And her English is perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Steven: Thank you very much for your high comment. It was my pleasure to show you, your wife and your friend the Great Wall. All of you are so nice. And your wife is pretty fit. She is a good example for me. Good luck with everything! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Sonia