I have travelled China for 22 years. First 5 years I worked representing Chinese companies in the feather and down business. I gave lectures for the United Nations "Star" program helping small and medium size companies understand western business. Having been to China 48 times I am now a Tour Operator in Seattle doing custom tours for clients all over the world to China from my web site: interlakechinatours.com I also teach a class at the University of Washington and two community colleges each quarter as a one day class titled, "Ins and Outs of Travel in China". My focus today is on Liesure travel in China. My long suit is knowing China very well and having been to most areas working in the tourist trade. Have made 50+ trips to China so know it very well.
June 13th 2007
I spent two trips developing the Ecological Tour itinerary to the remote areas of Sichuan province in China. This area just opened up with hard surface roads about three years ago. The Wolong Panda Preserve is actually the first stop seeing Panda close up and you can even go in and touch and play with some 1 year old Pandas as you can see in my photo. Going over mountains passes up to 15,000 feet across the mountians where many Tibetan people live. You can stay in their homes, see how they live or hike around the villages and stay in the small towns like Danba. There is a wonderful park on this itinerary called Hailougou where you can take a cable car up onto the mountain and across a glacier. About half way down ... read more