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
 

England

England

England is only distanced 29km from France across the narrowest part of the English Channel. Much of England is flat or low-lying.

Bound by Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, it is the largest of the three political divisions within the island of Great Britain.

A brilliant destination for city lovers and countrysiders alike, England has a diverse range of attractions and activities to offer travellers.  Day walks, multi-day treks and mountaineering opportunities abound, as do ideal cycling routes through pretty English countryside.


Featured Adventures

Channel Islands Cycle

Explore the dramatic coastlines and historical sites of the Channel Islands by bike
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate

Cornish Coastal Path: Padstow to Penzance

Enjoy a stunning 106 miles walk along the Cornish Coastal Path. Dip in and out of coves and harbours, ascend beside dramatic cliffs to panoramic viewpoints, idle along promontories and explore the expansive beaches which out of the high season can be all but deserted.
 
13 days |
Moderate

Cornish Coastal Path: St Ives to Mevagissey

This section of the South West Coastal Path, encompasses a vast array of coastal landscapes from the dramatic cliffs of Lands End, the impressive coves of Mullion and Kynance, famous resort towns such as St.Ives and Penzance, and smaller fishing villages of Sennan Cove, St Just, Portloe and Mevagissey.
 
14 days |
Moderate

Paris to London by Bike

Pedal from the Seine to the Thames following the Avenue Verte cycle route
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Paris to London by Bike Guided

A guided cycle from the Seine to the Thames following the Avenue Verte cycle route
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Coast to Coast Guided Walk

A quintessential guided hike across the breadth of northern England
 
15 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Coast to Coast Guided Walk - 18 Days

Guided classic extended walk across England from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
 
18 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Coast to Coast Walk

A classic walk across England from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay on Wainwright’s Walk
 
18 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Coast to Coast Walk - 15 Days

A self guided walk along the famous Coast to Coast trail across England
 
15 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Coast to Coast Walk - 16 Days

A self guided walk along the famous Coast to Coast trail across England
 
16 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in England

With a relatively mild climate, the coldest and wettest months are November to February.  Also - perhaps more importantly the days are much shorter. In March and October there's more daylight but temperatures are still cool.

April to September are the warmer, drier months.

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