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
 

Spain

Spain

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Spain is the largest of the three sovereign nations that make up the Iberian peninsula—the others are Portugal and Andorra—located in Southern Europe. To the west and to the south of Galicia, Spain borders Portugal. To the south, it borders Gibraltar and, through its cities in North Africa (Ceuta and Melilla), Morocco. To the northeast, along the Pyrenees mountain range, it borders France and the tiny principality of Andorra.

Mainland Spain is dominated by high plateaus and mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees or the Sierra Nevada. Running from these heights are several major rivers such as the Tajo, the Ebro, the Duero, the Guadiana and the Guadalquivir. Spain has a population of 42,700,000 which is predominantly made up of Roman Catholic (85%) followed by just 2% Jewish and 2% Muslim.


Featured Adventures

Camino - Pamplona to Logrono

Walk the Camino from the bustling laneways of Pamplona to the Rioja region
6 days |

GBR - Barcelona to Sommieres

A cycling expedition through some of the most beautiful areas of Northern Spain and Southern France following the historical trail of Hannibal
8 days |

GBR - The Great Barcelona to Rome Ride

A cycling expedition through some of the most beautiful areas of Spain, France and Italy following the historical trail of Hannibal
29 days |

The Full Camino Norte

Follow one of the original pilgrimage routes to Santiago between San Sebastian and Santiago
41 days |

Basque Country Cycle

Cycle from the seaside at Biarritz to the heart of the Basque Country
 
7 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Best of the Camino

A guided walk along the best sections of the Camino across northern Spain
 
13 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Caliphs and Knights: Cordoba & Segura

Explore eastern Andalucia's most inspiring national parks and towns on foot
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Camino - Burgos to Leon

An inspirational walk along the mid section of the Camino across the vast Meseta to Leon.
 
11 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Camino - Leon to Santiago

An exhilarating hike through northern Spain to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela
 
17 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Camino - Logroņo to Burgos

Follow the Compostela Trail from the famous Rioja wine region to the majestic Gothic cathedral of Burgos.
 
7 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in Spain

Spain's climate can be divided in four areas:

  • The Mediterranean: mostly temperate in the eastern and southern part of the country; rainy seasons are spring and autumn. Mild summers with pleasant temperatures.
  • The interior: Very cold winters (frequent snow in the north) and hot summers.
  • Northern Atlantic coast: precipitations mostly in winter, with mild summers (slightly cold).
  • The Canary Islands: subtropical weather, with mild temperatures (18 °C to 24 °C; 64 °F to 75 °F) throughout the year.
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