Chinese Name: Shi Wenji
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Being one of the senior staff of TravelChinaGuide (TCG as we usually call it) who has worked here for years since 1996, my life has close ties with TCG, its numerous customers, and with the field of traveling.
I come from a western province of China – Gansu Province. For decades, when mentioning Gansu, the first impression that emerges in people’s mind would be the poor villagers and the drought-prone farmlands. Whilst the province is not developed, and barely has anything well-known by the outside world, it houses many cultural and historical relics as it was a key path along the ancient Silk Road.
The Mogao Caves, famous for its precious Buddhist murals; the Jiayuguan Pass, the western end of the Great Wall of China; the Labrang Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist resort, are all the attractions worth visiting. The locals are bold and unconstrained by nature and mainly edified by the nomadic groups in the western region of the country.
I came to Xi'an in the mid 1990s for further study in university, and thereupon settled down in the city. My love for traveling also started from here. The city firstly attracted me with its profound historical atmosphere, through the aged Ming City Wall, the 2,200-year Terra Cotta Army, the simple morning bell and afternoon drum sound. Later, I found myself addicted to the various local foods which seemed to have the same charm as those historical sites. I admit that beautiful scenery and food are unforgettable for a traveler.
During the past years, I’ve traveled extensively in and out of China, mostly to experience the tour itineraries in person, so that I can better serve our clients with more accurate and suitable information. You can see from my personal album that my footprint has reached nearly all the major tourist destinations in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guilin, Guangzhou, Sanya, Chongqing, Wuhan, Yichang, Datong, Pingyao, Qingdao, Qufu, and many cities in Gansu, Qinghai, Hebei, Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Xinjiang and Tibet. I’ve also been to Vietnam and Thailand for a field trip. These travels have greatly broadened my vision, and thus helped a lot on designing new itineraries for our clients.
Travel has now become an important part of my life. I enjoy traveling and working within this field. Every time my clients thank me for a professional tour or send me a holiday greeting several years after their tours just like old friends, each time my heart softens. I know that all my efforts are worthwhile, because there will be some one who needs my help to fulfill a lifetime trip to my country and who will acknowledge all my hard work.
I’m eager to be of any help for all the travelers! Welcome to visit TravelChinaGuide and welcome to my beloved homeland of China!