Apologies for the late reply as I was too preoccupied with the existing workload.
To sum up, my friends and I are very pleased and contented with the services provided by your good office. Ms. Lulu, the tour guide was very much of an assistance. Not only she rendered all the serviced required, she was also willing to help us out accommodating to our needs. For instance, she had accompanied us to the Fake Market at the Muslim Quarter vicinity and helped us out to bargain the goods at a very fair price. Ms. Lulu’s vast knowledge on Xi’an’s history and environment are very impressive. She has a good command of English as well. During our stay in Xi’an, we have developed a form of friendship with Ms. Lulu as she has taken care and concerned of us quite well.
As for our driver, we have no complaints nor qualms at all against him. As he is generally a quiet and reserved person, we still feel comfortable with his presence. Like Ms. Lulu, he has also catered to our needs even it was outside his job scope. This is evident by the trip to the Tang Dynasty show. Nevertheless, the massive traffic and “skillful” driving styles of the Xi’an people has a resemblance of Beijing’s. But I guess that is somehow normal in China.
As for Xi’an City Hotel, its strategic and convenient location has really eased our trip especially our never ending back and forth to the Muslim Quarter. The room is spacious and beds are comfy. However, the breakfast spread didn’t provide us with much choice as it was not entirely of halal meals. We just settled down with drinks and bread/mantou and fruits just to keep us going until lunch.
Lucky for us, during our entire tour, we were brought to an exclusive/high end Halal restaurants for lunches and dinners. The meals were ordered by Ms. Lulu and we really enjoyed them until every last bite with the exception of the Sichuan pepper meals. We feel that the package of USD288 per pax was worth and value for money.
As for you Mr. Johan, we would like to thank you for arranging this wonderful trip for us. We have gained plenty of knowledge and impressed by the ancient history and civilization. The whole experience is mesmerizing and valuable. We have recommended to our family and friends and looking forward to visiting Xi’an again. Insya Allah.
For and behalf of Nor Zabetha, Siti Sazila, Nor Shazlina, Suzana Fazreen and Norlirani,