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
 

Arctic

Arctic

Take an adventure holiday in the high ARCTIC with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

The most northern parts of the world hold a special allure to the adventure traveller. The countries of Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Russia, Sweden, United States all own parts of the Arctic region and numerous indigenous groups have territorial claims as well.

The Arctic land area cover over 7 million square miles; mostly consisting of ice-covered ocean, with the highest point being Mount Gunnbjorn 12,139 ft (Greenland Ice Sheet). The landscape varies from rolling tundra, frozen seas, soaring peaks and sparkling glaciers.The Arctic has a total Population of about 15 million of which 4 million are native.

Rainfall averages 10 to 20 inches (mostly in the form of snow) amd the average temperatures fall between 0°F and 20°F. but can range from -90°F (in winter) to 100°F (in summer) depending on location, ice cover, latitude, and proximity to the ocean. In Summer, the abundance of wildflowers and lichens in this land of endless quiet adds yet another dimension, one that's full of contrast, color and delicacy. Wildlife abounds with diversity and a trip to the high Arctic may present a rare opportunity to see in the wild - polar bears, wolves, caribou, narwhal and beluga whales.


Featured Adventures

Across the Arctic Circle

A remote cruise through the Scottish Isles, along the Norwegian coastline, and finally the wildlife rich island of Spitsbergen
14 days |

Across the Top of the World

Voyage into the High Arctic across the Bering Strait near the top of the world to the wild and undeveloped Wrangel and Herald Islands
15 days |

Alaska's Inside Passage

Cruise Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage
17 days |

Around Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen's vast beauty and visit the outer islands of the Svalbard Archipelago
10 days |

East Greenland Aurora Borealis Adventure

Explore the inner realms of the magnificent Scoresby Sund
8 days |

High Arctic Explorer

A comprehensive voyage to the mysterious Canadian High Arctic
12 days |

Jewel of the Russian Far East

Explore the wonders of the undiscovered region of the Russian Far East
13 days |

Jewels of the Arctic

Voyage from Spitsbergen and cruise the magnificent east coast of Greenland
14 days |

Lofoten Orca Voyage

Search for Orca Whales on this wonderful introductory cruise to coastal Norway and the beautiful fjords, islands and wildlife in this region
8 days |

North Spitsbergen - Kvit°ya

Explore Spitsbergen's vast beauty and unique wildlife
11 days |
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