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
 

Greenland

Greenland

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

Greenland has the second largest ice sheet in the world (after Antarctica) and the northernmost land area in the world at Cape Morris Jesup – just 730kms from the North Pole. Greenland has an area of 2.17 million square kilometres of which just 410,000 square kilometres is not covered by ice. The population is around 56,000, and 13,650 live in the capital of Nuuk, on the west coast. There are six large towns in addition to the capital, and 120 settlements, trading posts and sheep stations. Danish sovereignty was established in 1721 and to this day the country, whilst largely self-governing through a system of Home Rule, is in national union with Denmark. The currency is Danish Krone, and Denmark controls foreign policy, the police service, the judicial system and the surveillance of Greenland’s waters and jointly controls the exploitation of mineral resources. Hunting and fishing are the country’s main industry’s and they are the worlds largest exporters of cold-water prawns.


Featured Adventures

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
11 days |

Jewels of the Arctic

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

North Spitsbergen - Kvit°ya

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

North Spitsbergen Basecamp

Experience the abundant wildlife and majestic landscapes of Spitsbergen
10 days |

Northeast Greenland on Ortelius

A journey of discovery encompassing north west Spitsbergen and the stunning eastern coastline of Greenland
13 days |

Northwest Passage East to West

A voyage of exploration, history, culture and wildlife along the famed Northwest Passage
17 days |

Northwest Passage West to East

Cruise the magnificent Northwest Passage in search of history, culture and wildlife
15 days |

Scoresby Sund Basecamp Adventure

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

Spitsbergen & Northeast Greenland Aurora Borealis

A journey of discovery encompassing north west Spitsbergen and the stunning eastern coastline of Greenland chasing the elusive Aurora Borealis
13 days |
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The Weather in Greenland

The climate in Greenland is predominantly Arctic. Due to the vast size of the island there are considerable variations, with the South experiencing mild conditions in summer whilst the inland and northern regions have temperatures, which rarely rise above freezing.

Our trip takes place in June to September when the temperatures are mild ranging from 2-10 degrees. However, wind conditions can add chill factors (especially on the boats) and you should be prepared for this.

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