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
 

Italy

Italy

Utracks - Self Guided and Small Group Adventures :  Italy

From the colourful meadows of Tuscany to the rocky and dramatic coastline of Italy's south, this is a country that offers diversity on a plate.

Mountains feature prominently in Italy's topography. Italy's backbone is formed by the Apennines, from Genoa right down to Sicily. The Po River Valley in the country's northeast forms the largest lowland area. Italy is home to three active volcanoes - Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands, Vesuvius near Naples and Etna on Sicily.

Beauty simply abounds in Italy...


Featured Adventures

Alpine Introduction Course and Gran Paradiso Climb

Alpine introduction course to gain a basic climbing foundation on snow, ice and rock in the Mont Blanc range before attemping Gran Paradiso (4061m)
7 days |

Amalfi Explorer

A walking trip to explore Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mt Vesuvius, the island of Capri and the stunning Amalfi Coast
 
7 days |
Moderate | Family Adventures | Inn to Inn Walking

Ancient Venetian Empire by Bike

Cycle the Adriatic coast from Venice through Slovenia to Croatia
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Backroads to Venice

Cycle the quiet paths and backroads to the canal city of Venice via Shakespeare's Verona
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Backroads to Venice - Guided Cycle

A guided cycle along the quiet paths and backroads to the canal city of Venice via Shakespeare's Verona
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Cinque Terre

Explore the stunning Cinque Terre along a series of 15th century footpaths
 
7 days |
Introductory | Family Adventures | Inn to Inn Walking

Cinque Terre Guided Walk

Experience the best views along the most spectacular walking trails in the Cinque Terre with your experienced local guide
 
7 days |
Introductory | Inn to Inn Walking

Classic Tuscany Guided Walk

A classic walk from Florence to Siena through the magnificent Tuscan countryside
 
7 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Cycle Bolzano to Verona

A short cycle along the backroads from Bolzano to the city made famous by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Verona
 
5 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Cycle Innsbruck to Verona

A stunning ride from high in the Austrian Alps down along historical trade routes towards Shakespeare's Verona in Italy
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling
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The Weather in Italy

Italy is at its best in spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November). During these seasons, the scenery is beautiful, the temperatures are pleasant and there are relatively few crowds.

 

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