I am a Canadian who just came back from a trip to China, where my very good friend and I spent three days touring Beijing with a local guide named Ye Qing.
We saw all the usual highlights and even some sights that were off the beaten track. I had hired her based on some enthusiastic recommendations that I had read here on Trip Advisor.
I can not rave ENOUGH about how EXCEPTIONAL her guiding skills were.
Qing (pronounced Ching) had an amazingly extensive knowledge of China and it’s many aspects, along with a delightful personality and a rare graciousness and warmth that made us feel like we were old friends. Her English was excellent. She was completely spontaneous and responsive to our interests, and left us with the most positive happy feelings about the whole experience. We were treated like royalty as we were chauffeured around in her comfortable vehicle.
I’d be amazed if any other guide could match her knowledge, her honesty and her savvy. We found her to be totally ethical and completely reasonable.
If you want a truly memorable experience and an authentic portrait of China, Qing is THE GUIDE for you!!!
This is a completely unsolicited, free-will commendation!