It was one year ago today that we left on our fabulous 16 day China trip. We have so many wonderful memories from that 2 weeks. We still talk about all the things we saw, the people we met, the kind, funny guides in each city, and all the food we ate! I wanted to extend another thank you to you and Lotus travel for making it truly a dream trip that we will always remember.
2011--Vietnam--here we come!!
Fondly, Lisa Bara
Galerie de photos Guilin
Thank you for arranging our travels to China. Our favorite part was Guilin! The Children's Art Palace was fun for our entire family; we used traditional Chinese ink brushes to create panda paintings. The children at the social welfare institute touched our hearts and we will treasure the time we have spent with them forever. Our five nights at Guilin Ming Garden were great as well! The apartment is remodeled, extremely clean and has a great view; having internet access is a nice touch and there is plenty of room for our entire family. After a long day of fun, it was relaxing to come home to delicious home cooked meals prepared by our nanny Mrs Huang. She made us feel right at home with her traditional Cantonese home cooked dinners: her normal dinner very much like the meals our Cantonese parents made for us when we were younger and the meals had brought back fond memories. Bing, our tour guide is exceptional. He was like our genie, every request was delivered! The Li river cruise was very scenic and Bing also brought us to tour his former primary school. With both the visits to the orphanage and Bing's primary school, we got a glimpse of what a child's life is like in Guilin. It was truly an unforgettable experience.
I really think the kids who were adopted from China should go back to visit, so they
could see what kind of life they might have in the orphanages if they never immigrated
to America and of course to see China. I will definitely recommend Lotus Travel to
others because Ms. Lea and her staff provided us with great service, interesting tours and
kept us safe the entire trip.
- Ana Caroline Huiwen Joros (age 12)