Todd AlexanderUnited States
Sonia is a good guide and a very nice person. I enjoyed spending 3 days with her. The unspoiled Great Wall was a highlight. I saw many things that would have been very difficult to see on my own. My only criticism is that her English is not great and so I had difficulty asking questions that were detailed. We resorted to her smart phone as a translator on some occasions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: In order to answer your very detailed questions accurately, like the word “purslane”（the name of a plant which grows in the mountains）, I did use my smart phone on some occasions. You are the first client who criticized about my English. You are also my first client who traveled empty-handed, even traveled to the Great Wall. So I had to carry bottles of water for you in my backpack every day and gave them to you when you needed. Anyway your comment will encourage me to improve my English!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're surprised by Mr. Alexander's comment regarding Sonia's English skills as others have commented on how good it is. We've asked Sonia to post a movie on her profile so that travelers can assess fluency level.