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Name: Kristina & Party 27pax  Destinations: Beijing              
Itinerary: Tailor-made Beijing Tour 4 Days
Time of Traveling: Apr 04 to Apr 09, 2014

Hi John,
 
Here is the customer feedback:
The communication with GCT sales persons were very nice. They were quick to reply on my questions. 
There was no problem with the driver and the vehicle was clean. 
Overall the trip was a nice experience and I can recommend travelling with GCT.
 
Regards
 
Kristina
 

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Name: Susan Sadlier  & Party 26pax  Destinations: Beijing & Shanghai              
Itinerary: Beijing and Shanghai Tour
Time of Traveling: Mar 26 to Apr 04, 2014

Dear John,
 
Thank you for your message.  Your service during our recent trip to China was outstanding, and I felt you made a great effort to ensure our travel with your company was smooth and efficient by coming to the airport to meet us in Beijing and by having a colleague meet us at PuDong.  The drivers in Beijing and in Shanghai were reasonably good.  We did have a problem with our bus in Shanghai one day, when a window at the back of the bus broke, but we were able to take public transport back to our hotel.  I would certainly use your company again - primarily because of your personal responsiveness to my e-mails. 
 
Susan
 

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Name: Mr. Choy Weng Choon  & Party 20pax Destinations: Nanning                
Itinerary: Bus Rental in Nanning
Time of Traveling: Mar 19 to Mar 23, 2014

Hi John
 
Just to say we are very satisfied with the bus arrangement. The drivers are very cooperative too. 
 
Thanks
 
Choy Weng Choon
 

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Name: Dr. Ewald Krainz  & Party 7pax
Destinations: Beijing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Xian, Xining, Tongren, Xiahe, Dunhuang, Shanghai                 
Itinerary: The Shaman Festival Tour 2013
Time of Traveling: July 24 to Aug 07, 2013

The Shaman Festival Tour 2013 brought us to Tongren, a remote place in the Amdo-Tibetan area in the province of Qinghai. Tongren is not on the list of the classical must-see places of China, but the festival is a juwel for everyone intersted in ethnology and archaic religious practices. The Shaman Festival is a kind of a thanksgiving festivity and also a collective prayer for the next season from sowing to harvesting, typical for a population living on farming and agricultural products.
 
Bands of drummers, mostly young men dressed up in colorful costumes were marching/dancing around a fire in the center of a village square, complemented by sacrifications where agricultural products were thrown into the fire. The culmination of the festival took place when a local shaman concentrated on entering into a state of trance with all the observable signs and symptoms coming along with this specific state of mind, thus connecting to a specific mountain god of the village. What for? When the shaman falls into trance the mountain god is present amongst the community of the villagers. This is taken as a good sign, a signal that the the offerings are accepted and that supernatural, spiritual powers are protecting the village in the next season. As an addition some young men underwent ritualistic mutilation, they had their scalp sliced until blood was flowing, thus showing their devotion to the mountain god. Such events are hard to immediately understand for non-Chinese-speaking westerners, the understanding lives from expalanations and interpretations.
 
And exactly this was the overall title of the project: Trying to understand China. We were travelling as a group. Under John’s organization, guidance and protection we felt not only very well taken care of, but also so well informed about China, from early history to current circumstances. And apart from the informational value it was fun. My personal curiosity grew to such an extent that I decided to make a second trip to China, again organized and supervised by John, and I am already looking forward to it.
 
Dr. Ewald Krainz
Professor for Group Dynamics and Organization Development,
University of Klagenfurt, Austria
 

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Name: Sven Sandberg and Kiki Thorsell   Destinations: Shanghai                  

Itinerary: Car rental in Shanghai & train tickets booking

Time of Traveling: Nov 17 & Nov 12, 2013

Hi Mandy
 
Your help was perfect for us. You are so quick to respond when I send you e-mail.
 
The driver was a very nice person, he had no problem to understand my Chinese. (Many persons have)
 
The driver came on time, the train tickets was delivered to our hotel.
 
No problem at all, and we had a very nice time in Shanghai and Beijing
 
Your website is OK, easy to understand.
 
Thank you for everything
 
 
Sven S.
 

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