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To all readers! I have hired John to drive me around Beijing and the Great Wall. John was very helpful and his English is very good! Also, he made excellent suggestions for shopping,lunch, and where to go for sightseeing to avoid other tourists.
I had a wonderful time, and even gave him a video recommendation (that I cannot post here). I highly recommend John, he is trustworthy, knows how to drive in Beijing, and is honest and hardworking, and his English is above average!
Thank you John!
:b_smile: Hi John!
We would like to thank You for all Your help in Beijing and want to recommend you and your services to others.
My wife and I were in Beijing from Sunday to Thursday in February 2011 and used John as our driver on arrival and departure but also around and outside the city two of the days we were there. He picked us up at the hotel in the morning and drove us around to the sights we had agreed in advance and he gave as a lot of extra info about the sights while we were driving. He is a steady driver and speaks good english, but what makes us extra happy to recommend John to others is that he gives that little extra. He tells a lot about Chinese daily life and answered all our more or less stupid questions without ever becoming impatient. He is genuinely proud of his city and his country and give much of him selve.
We really recommend John as a driver.
We had a lovely day with John. He picked us up at 8:30am from our hotel as arranged, drove us by the Olympic sites, then to Mutianyu where we had a good two hours to walk on our own (on stretches relatively free of crowds), then on to the Temple of Heaven for an hour and a half. Instead of dropping us off at the hotel we asked John to drop us off at a restaurant that we had planned on going to which was not too far from the Silk Market (where we planned on stopping next) and which happened to be on his way to his home. It worked out perfectly for us. After John dropped us off we had a great meal then went shopping in the Silk Market and took a cab home. Excellent service, both punctual and organized, but also flexible to the needs of the clients. John has an outgoing personality, is more modest about his English than he has any reason to be, and is an overall excellent hire.
hi john! were back home now. we just wanted to say thank you very much for a great experience by taking us to the Great Wall in Mutianyu. your enthusiasm and helpfulness made our first day in Beijing very enjoyable and set the tone for the rest of our trip.
id recommend you to anyone who plans to visit Beijing.
:b_smile: hi John. Thanks for 2 days good service. Hej danskere. Denne mand john er dybt professionel og taler perfekt engelsk. Han planlægger din udflugt perfekt og hjælper dig ved de forskellige seværdigheder med at købe billetter osv. Du får al den tid på stedet du ønsker. Det er så behageligt at køre med ham og han siger selv safety first . Og så gør det bestemt heller ikke noget at hans bil er lækker.:b_smile: Han får dig også guidet uden om de mest irreterende folk der vil sælge dig alt muligt skrammel. John kan varmt anbefales.
John handled my visit to Beijing in the most professional manner possible. He was a very carefule and courteous driver and was very flexible in terms of my schedule. We were greeted at the airport right on time and John was one step ahead of us, ready and willing to help all along the way. I would strongly recommend John and would not heistate to use his service in the future - Craig & Mary Stoffel - USA
as everybody else writing here, we were very happy to meet you and to be driven by such an excelent driver. Everything was perfect since the first email with you, and our day at the great wall will forever be in our minds.
Two days later we met an other tourist in Beijing, who wants to go to the great wall an we gave him your v-card. I hope he has called you. Anyway, thanks very much for this great experience.
Best wishes from Germany, Katrin
:smile:Thanks so much John for a wonderful day today! Your excellent driving and knowledge of English made our day so enjoyable. I feel that I learned so much about China, and it s people just by spending the day with yoou. You were so generous with you answers to my many questions ! And, the Great Wall was teriffic too !! You really made it special however ! I will recommend you services to anyone who I know is coming to Beijing and on Trip Advisor as well. Best of luck to you in the future !:smile::smile:
We hired John for 1 day -- trip to the Great Wall, Ding Tombs, and Summer Palace. He was very accommodating and very kind. It was a good thing that we were able to book him first for that trip because we never had any problems in communicating with him. He claims to speak very little english, but for a local he is very good! Thanks again for showing us the country-side on our way to the great wall, we had a really great time! All the best for you and your lovely family! 🙂
Hi John, you were our tour guide in Bejing Sept. 2010. It was a mixed group of people. There were Philipino, Vietmanese, and Afro-American couples and a single Chinese man named Terry. Terry became very sick on the rest of our journey. Do you know whatever happened to him? We never seen him again after the first day in Shanghai. Thanks for showing us your country. :twinky:
My dad and I + 2 friends hired John November7&8 after I found a recommendation for him on an expat website. He took the 4 of us to the wall and then my dad and I hired him for an extra day just the 2 of us. John is an outstanding person, driver and guide. He called a day ahead at the hostel to ask if he could pick us up earlier the next morning b c he felt the wall would be busier than usual and he was right! He s thoughtful and knowledgeable and we had an amazing 2 days with him. John was an excellent resource for Beijing and China in general and takes great pride in what he does. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend John for at least 1 day while in the city.
Thanks for an amazing few days it was such an amazing experience for both my dad and myself. Cheers from Canada!
We hired John, December 2nd, 2010 on a recommendation from a friend who had great service from him.
Our experience was similarly excellent. John is a capable driver, knowledgeable and a lot of fun ! Our tours took us to the Great Wall and then the Temple of Heaven and we had a wonderful time.
We would have no reservation at all in recommending John to you.:smile:
John, my friends Matt & Betsy and I were in Beijing in September of 2009 and you took us on a day of sightseeing in Beijing. You were a fabulous guide and I m finally getting around to posting a video of the Great Wall part of our day. Here is the YouTube link:
http: www.youtube.com watch?v=YY_gPzCtTzE
I also mention you in TripAdvisor. I wish only the best for you and your family!
Hey john just got back to canada wanted to thank you for a great day and for the great service
Thank you John for the fantastic trip (Monday, 6th September) to the great wall and the summer palace....we had a lot of fun, you are a very good driver and you did a great job!!!:b_smile:
A lot of greetings from Austria!
Please add my name to the list of people recommending John as an excellent driver guide for the city of Beijing. Our request was slightly more off the beaten track visiting some small theme parks around the city but John was able to meet our requirement perfectly.
Polite, punctual, knowledgeable and friendly. If only all taxi drivers were as good.
John did a great job for my dad, my wife and I. You will be well served through his excellent driving and knowledge of the city.
Thanks to John we really enjoyed Beijing.
We hired John for a day long private tour of Beijing in August, 2010. He is an excellent English speaker. He knows Beijing very well thanks to his years of cab driving experience. He is very gracious and has a great sense of humor. He met us at our hotel exactly on time and provided a safe and comfortable travel experience in his smoke free car to our numerous destinations around the city. I give John my personal five star rating for total customer satisfaction.
I sent John a last minute email to take my family of 4 to Mutianyu. He was already booked but made arrangements with his friend ( also John ). As promised he was waiting in our hotel lobby (1o minutes early). His English was good and he answered all our questions. His car was clean and in great mechanical condition.
Would recommend John (s) anytime!!!