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Travelers Emma Jacobs and her husband dining on the Great Wall of China during their WOW Moment.

Emma Jacobs and her husband dining on the Great Wall of China.

Our trip to China was excellent. We had an amazing dinner prepared and cooked in a private space by a chef and his team, curated by Mei’s office, as our WOW Moment in Beijing. Having a gourmet lunch prepared on the Great Wall was a very special moment. One of a kind!! Shanghai took us by surprise, what a great city with exceptional food. We had a wonderful foodie tour there too.

Mei’s team was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Mei listened to my specifications and crafted a China itinerary that gave us the variety of experiences that I needed to keep my family engaged. Mei’s team was always available and in touch throughout the trip. I personally met two of her team members while in China. The team quickly handled the issues that popped up in a professional and very understanding way. Mei’s main on-the-ground consultant Fann and I checked in almost daily while we were there. Mei suggested the Tibetan Plateau which I thought was fantastic and I never would have thought to include that area.

Mei and her team provided an unforgettable view into both ancient and modern China from the Ancient Terracotta Warriors of XiAn to the Olympic Green and 798 Art District in Beijing. Upon our request, Mei arranged for a very special Chinese cooking class in a traditional courtyard home inside one of Beijing’s surviving hutongs with a local chef and a very special local foodie and entrepreneur. Each of the experiences were truly tailored to our interests, but gave us an authentic view into the culture, traditions and history of a quickly evolving country. With Mei’s help, we traveled to the ancient city of XiAn, the Longmen Grottos of Louyong, and spent many days in Beijing. Highlights of the trip included lunch in the shadows of the Great Wall, a private taiji lesson on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven and tea at the Aman in the Summer Palace. My only advice would be to ensure you speak with your guide about local customs and restrictions (for example, on technology use, VPNs, etc.) prior to your trip.

Both our guides in Chengdu and Beijing were exceptional. The drivers were so respectful and courteous and very patient. I would highly recommend either of them.

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