Dear Folks: I sent this email to Leo Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 18 November (1 week ago) and did not receive a reply. Thanks for attending to it. L. Walker
Dear Leo Huang: Thank you for your second itinerary. We greatly appreciate your
kind assistance. Here are some comments:
1. I forgot to tell you that we have to arrive back in Beijing on 13 July (I am
attending a meeting that starts on 14 July). So, please add the extra day to
the beginning of the trip, not the end. In other words, please start the 13
day (12 night) itinerary on 1 July and end it with our arrival on 13 July back
in Beijing. I hope this will not present any problems.
2. Xian: your added night and extra things to see in Xian sound fine. We also
hope there is time to visit the Muslim market and perhaps the Great Mosque? We
wondered what the elevation (above sea level) is for Xian? And the climate?
3. Lhasa: Yes! We like the idea of going to Yamdrok Lake instead of the
geothermal area. Thank you.
4. The train: you say we will get soft seats. We need to know what that means.
We hope that means soft sleeper or soft berth, with private cabin. Our Lonely
Planet guide does not have the details as is was published before the train was
open. But the Guide talks about hard and soft seats and hard and soft sleepers.
>From that general description we would like a soft sleeper. The web site for
the train mentions soft berth , hard berth and hard seat, so we wanted to be
sure what we were getting. Basically, that we have a bed, that we have some
privacy at night (do we share or do we have it to ourselves?). I also read
that the train is kept at oxygen levels equivalent to lower elevation, like an
We look forward to your reply and to proceeding with the next necessary steps.