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Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

I would like to recommend Brian Bay for local guide of Xian. He has a wonderful knowledge of local history, his english is excellent and he loves his job as a tour guide. To Brian Bay being a guide is a liftestyle. He is dedicated, enthusiastic and highly professional. But what makes Brian special is his kindness and helpfulness. He helped us send a parcel from the post office - I doubt we could have done it ourselves, sending a parcel from China to Europe is quite complicated. We had to fill in an address in Xian - and Brian Bay suggested that we used his private address. And so we did - because we knew that we could trust him if anything went wrong.

One more thing that shows Brians helpfullness: We wanted to see the Terracottas and the historic museum on day 1. Day 2 we only needed Brians help to get the tickets to the Tang Show. Or so we thought. Although it was Brians day off, he insisted on guiding us to the show to make sure we were allright. He had ordered the dumbling dinner (very delicious) and made a reservation for good tickets. He also insisted on showing us the muslim mosque and helped us bargain in the bazaar (good for us, not so good for the saleswoman - had we been on our own we would have paid double and believed we did a good bargain...)

At the Terracottas he brought us to a local noodlerestaurant - the meal was delicious. And cheap.

I also want to recommend Brians Bays driver. He is by far the best driver we came across in China. We felt safe every minute. The van/minibus is new and confortable.

We felt sad leaving Xian and Brian Bay - it felt as if we said goodbye to a friend. How many guides do you think of as a friend? Not many.

Vancouver, Canada
posts: 175
reviews: 5
21. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

Hi Elaine. What does he charge for his services?

Springfield...
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22. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

I would like to arrange for Brian Bay as a tour guide for my daughter. Please send me contact info and approximate cost. There will be 4 in her group. Thank you.

Brisbane, Australia
posts: 602
reviews: 27
23. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

We just arrived home after visiting Hong Kong and China.

We arranged for Bryan to be our guide before leaving Australia.

We were in xi'an only for 1.5 dats. Brian picked us up from the airport with his driver and van. We went to see Terracotta Warriors which was our main interest.

He is very knowledgable on the history which was great. He was also very kind and humorous with our two kids. Finding a 'happy' room for my son (toilet).

He catered the tour to our needs and was very willing to do anything we wanted to see/do. He is a very nice guy with a great sense of humour....kept us happy and entertained too.

We had a great time and would highly recommend his services. Get in early so you don't miss out.

Thanks Bryan it was great to meet you.

Mark,Charlene,Bailey (happy) and Madison Thompson

australia
posts: 527
reviews: 15
24. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

Hi

Did you get the contact details for Bryan Bai? If not his email is:

bryanbaichen@yahoo.com.cn

Charleston, SC
posts: 8
reviews: 24
25. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

Can someone let me know how to contact Brian?

Brisbane, Australia
posts: 602
reviews: 27
26. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

His email is:

Brianbaichen@yahoo.com.cn

Charleston, SC
posts: 8
reviews: 24
27. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

We are heading to xian in July and looking for tour guide. Brian sounds good. Can you send me Brian's contact information? Tonycastelli@hotmail.com

Charleston, SC
posts: 8
reviews: 24
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Brian, i am getting returned email with incorrect email can you please send me an email to contact you?

thanks

Tonycastelli@hotmail.com

Brisbane, Australia
posts: 602
reviews: 27
29. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

Sorry I typed the wrong spelling for Bryan

bryanbaichen@yahoo.com.cn

australia
posts: 527
reviews: 15
30. Re: Xian Tour Guide Brian Bay - recommended!

Hi

I have just returned to Perth after visiting China and in particular Xi'an mainly to see the very historic Terracotta Warriors - this was a long held dream of mine. We were extremely fortunate to have found a tour guide named Brian Bey (bryanbaichen@yahoo.com.cn). We spent a day with Bryan and it was simply wonderful, with a fantastic visit to the warriors and many other important sites. We asked him specifically to take us shopping, he took us to the Muslim Market which was amazing and had all the items that we wanted to buy at great prices. He does not normally take his clients shopping! Bryan has studied Chinese history and we loved to hear his information about the historic sites, particularly the warriors - he made the subject come alive and was extremely interesting.

We feel our whole Xi'an experience was totally enhanced by Bryan Bei, his knowledge, lovely personaiity and excellent English made our day simply superb.

I can highly recommend Bryan Bei for your time in Xi'an and know you will enjoy it as much as we did.