Hope all is well with you. I wanted to let you know how our trip went in Hong Kong and China. In Hong Kong we stayed in an apartment that was a few blocks from the times square area, the subway station was close by and an outdoor food market. The few days that we were in Hong Kong we did some shopping in the ladies market, went to the beach, walked to the harbour and through Victoria Park, had some great meals in the Soho district and of course my nephew’s wedding. The wedding was at a tennis/country club in the late afternoon with dinner and dancing into the late evening and night. It was a happy occasion.
China was amazing everything worked out so well with our guides and drivers. We saw all the sights that we had anticipated seeing, the guides were very informative, organized and attentive to our needs, the drivers were awesome getting through the crazy traffic in those big cities. The hotels we stayed in were very clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and the breakfasts were generous with an abundance of choices. The lunches and dinners in the tour package were good. We had some excellent and delicious meals at the restaurants the guides brought us to that seemed to cater to the local population. There were some average meals that seemed more for the bus tours with the exception of the dumpling dinner at the Tang dynasty show which was sublime. We certainly did not starve on our 9 day tour in fact I think we put on a few pounds. The flights between the cities we visited and the bullet train to Suzhou went off without a glitch, the guides were so helpful checking us in, seeing us off and welcoming us in the next city.
I was worried before we left for China thinking about the things that could go wrong on the tour. I should not have wasted my time worrying because everything went smoothly. It was a trip of a lifetime, it was great to share it with my family. Thank you Anne for all your time and effort organizing this wonderful trip.
Interested in this itinerary? Check out our 10 Day Essential China – 3 City Tour featuring stays in Beijing, Xian & Shanghai!