Charles Lidstone on Sonntag, 01 Juni 2008 at 15:36
Had a great 2 days with you John. Thanks for your help in getting us around and showing something of your great city.
Kerstin / Tristan / Mirko on Freitag, 16 Mai 2008 at 21:12
Hi John, nice to see you in the Internet, we remember a great time with you in and around Beijing with you, you defenetly know the best places in your town, not only tourist places !
See you next time in Beijing!
Sali & Arman on Mittwoch, 14 Mai 2008 at 21:38
My husband and I returned from Beijing few weeks ago, and we had a wonderful 8 days. After a great deal of research and reading many posts on Tripadvisor, we decided to go to Mutianyu area of the Great Wall. On several tripadvisor forums, a great number of people had suggested John so we visited his website and took everyone’s advice and contacted John. John replied to our email very promptly, actually within less than 24 hours and gave us a quotation. After exchanging few emails, we agreed on a time/date and price, and on the day of the visit, at the exact promised time, John called our hotel room from the Hotel Lobby saying he was downstairs. His car was brand new, air-conditioned and he even has English guide books and magazines in the car to keep the tourist busy during the ride, but if I were you, I would just enjoy the scenery because passing by small villages is a wonderful site. John himself is a gentleman, he is friendly and kind and best of all he loves what he does and is great at it. I learned more about the Chinese culture from him and our conversation than I did in an entire week in Beijing. Although he is very humble about his English skills, I think he was one of the few people we met in Beijing who spoke English so fluently. When we got to the Great Wall he parked the car and came all the way with us until we had our tickets, he gave us great advice on which routs to go if we want a great view and good photo opportunity. When we came down from the Great Wall, he was waiting for us downstairs and even told us how to bargain with the vendors, which was a great tip. We returned to our hotel relaxed and happy. I must also add that I get very nervous when I am on road while traveling, but John was a a good and captious driver and I really felt safe in his car, besides the roads are brand new and in great shape.
We were so glad we went to the Great Wall with John because I have heard so many people complain about taking tour busses and not having enough time, so we thank everyone for recommending him and want to recommend him to anyone who is planning to go to the Great Wall or any other sites around Beijing….you’ll love it!!!
Thank you John, it was wonderful being in your country and meeting you. All the best to you, your wife, your daughter and your parents!
Julie Hon on Montag, 05 Mai 2008 at 14:55
I just got back from China couple weeks ago. During our time in Beijing, me, my husband and my father hired John to take us to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and Summer Palace. He picked us up at our hotel, very punctual. John speaks wonderful english, very outgoing, fun and great to talk to. He is very considerate and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. After a long hike at the Great Wall, he took us to a local restuarant nearby for lunch where you can pick your own fresh fish to cook however you like. Then we drove by the Olympic stadium, unfortunately didn't get to pull over but I did get a few decent pictures. Afterwards we went to Summer Palace and had more fun. I just want to say thank you so much John for everything! I look forward to visiting the Great Wall again in the future and doing the longer remote hike when I don't have my father in tow. We highly recommend John for a guide in Beijing. You won't regret it!
Cheers! Julie from NYC
Marilou Tan on Mittwoch, 16 April 2008 at 02:56
We were lucky to have booked one day with John on April 13, 2008 who drove us to the Great Wall Mutianyu section and Hongluo temple. John is an experienced English-speaking Beijing driver with very warm and pleasing personality. He makes sure his guests are safe and happy during the trip. He is also very accomodating to your requests and flexible to tailor your trip according to what you want. He accompanied us for lunch to a very tasty and sumptuous meal with "donkey meat" which I must say, was GOOD! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a private driver in Beijing.
Rick Philbrick on Samstag, 22 März 2008 at 00:28
My Daughter, Wife, Son and I,
We were fortunate to find and reserve John for one day to take us to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the Hutang, The Birds Nest and to lunch. John is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. We give John our highest recommendation! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with him. John was fun and interesting to talk to, we really learned a lot about the city from him and he even arranged a Peking Duck Dinner at an out of the way and very good restaurant. We definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great driver in Beijing. His car is very nice and big enough for John and our family of four adult people.
He has a wealth of knowledge about Beijng, China, its culture and history.
I would book early with the Olympics coming this summer he is bound to be busy.
If you are looking for a driver in Beijing-you can not go wrong with John!
Thank you again John and sorry it took so long to post. Every time we look at the photos, we thank you.
Rick, Sue, Jackie and Brendon
PS: anyone needing more of a recommendation or picture please feel free to email me
Erroll Anne on Dienstag, 11 März 2008 at 03:19
My family (husband and two children) were just in Beijing in March 2008. We were fortunate to be able to book John for one day to take us to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace. John is GREAT! I've already posted several favorable recommendations for John on www.tripadvisor.com in the Beijing forum, but just wanted to add my favorable recommendation here too. We give John our VERY highest recommendation! He is a very careful and safe driver, very knowledgeable, speaks English extremely well, knows the city very well, and is just a delightful person! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with him. He really was fun and interesting to talk to- we felt like we really learned a lot about the city from him and he added so much to our enjoyment of our trip. We will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great driver in Beijing. His car is very nice and roomy- it was plenty big enough for John and our family of four people, including my husband who is 6'5" tall, my 6 foot tall son, and my other son who is about 5'10", and myself (5'2")
If you are looking for a driver in Beijing- hire John! You will be very happy that you did- we certainly were and we will recommend him to everyone!
Pechino 2008 on Dienstag, 12 Februar 2008 at 11:33
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