"Highlights of our China holiday included the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army and the smaller Terracotta Army, our cycling trip around the limestone mountains of Yangshuo, the boat trip along the Li river from Guilin - Yangshuo, the sidecar motorbike ride in Shanghai and the trip to the water village in Shanghai. Li’An Lodge in Longsheng was excellent, given it is on top of a mountain and a real trek to get there. It has very individual rooms – some twin, some double – and the food is extremely good. The Peninsula Shanghai was outstanding, the stand-out hotel of the trip – the food, views, service and free international telephone calls were a highlight. There is even a nail drier in the room! Our guides were fantastic – Jerry was extremely friendly, well-read and interesting company, and Monica was very enthusiastic and driven to succeed, with an insatiable curiosity and good company."