I am a 26 year old Chinese girl who has been able to travel to 40 countries because as a student I realised how important learning English was. English was my passsport to the world. I have been fortunate to be employed by a number of well known international companies as a translator and interpreter and have met some fantastic people including an Australian author who convinced me that complaining about Chinese tour groups did not accomplish much and that I should write for a wider audience.
It has always been my dream to complete an MBA and I am presently doing this at Assumption University in Bangkok.
I love adventure and from a non-swimmer afraid of heights I have managed to learn to swim and scuba dive.
I have overcome my fear of heights and have completed a parachute jump, been paragliding, taken a flight in a Tiger Moth vintage plane, a glider , an acrobatic aircraft and flown a small helicopter. My dream is to take a flight in a fighter jet.
I don't know where my life will take me but I know I will never stop learning and that hopefully China will one day be a place I am proud of.
on June 23, 2013 :
The author has described the behaviour and has provided a great understanding as to why it occurs and what the Chinese Government and tour group organisers need to do.
The sheer numbers of these tourists is going to impact on tourism around the world and the impact is going to be negative.
This book should be read by every travel comapny in China and every chinese tourists who travel with these groups.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)