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
 

Ireland

Ireland

An island in the Atlantic Ocean 80km to the west of Britain across the Irish Sea, Ireland stretches 500km from its northern to southern tips.  Full of fascinating myths and legends, Ireland is a land of rich history and culture. With a population of 3.96 million this is a land famous for its welcoming pubs, music and oratory tradition.

The interior is largely made up of flat countryside, raised bogs and gentle rolling hills.  Surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains, Ireland is home to a wealth of opportunities for day walkers and serious hikers alike. 


Featured Adventures

A Taste of the Wicklow Way

Walk the best parts of the Wicklow Way to discover a patchwork of landscapes in the greenest part of the Emerald Isle on this superb short walking itinerary from County Dublin to the monastic settlement of Glendalough
 
5 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Best of Western Ireland

Experience the best of Ireland's north west coast on foot
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Cork Coast Cycle

Cycle the rolling hills of Cork and coast where meadows reach the sea and colourful villages brighten the landscape
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Dingle Peninsula Guided Walk

Guided walk through the mountain trails and coastal paths of Ireland's picturesque Dingle peninsula
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Dingle Peninsula Walk

Experience on foot the history and natural beauty of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Ring of Kerry Guided Walk

Guided walk on the Iveragh Peninsula with stunning views of the famous Kerry countryside and coastline
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Ring of Kerry Walk

A walk around the Iveragh Peninsula with stunning views of the famous Kerry countryside and coastline
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

The Wicklow Way - 7 Days

A week long walk through a patchwork of landscapes in the Emerald Isle
 
7 days |
Moderate

The Wicklow Way - 9 Days

Experience superb walking through the spectacular Irish countryside.
 
9 days |
Moderate
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The Weather in Ireland

The Atlantic Ocean is a dominant influence on Ireland's climate.  The average annual temperature is about 9 °C. Temperatures tend to be somewhat more extreme in the middle and east of the country than in other parts. 

July and August are very popular months to visit Ireland, with warm weather, longer days and lots of festivals going on!  Equally as delightful are spring and autumn.  In winter the temperature intermittently drops below freezing and snow is relatively scarce. However whatever the time of year it tends to rain alot in Ireland.  In places such as Kerry it rains on as many as 270 days of the year.

 

 


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