“Xi'an Tour with Jasmine Bai”I recently had occasion to tour Xi'an with my 76 year-old mother and her 81 year-old friend so I hired Jasmine as our private guide. Prior to our visit, I communicated with Jasmine via e-mail to agree on an itinerary and logistics. Everything went precisely according to plan! Jasmine had her very capable driver (Mr. Lee) picked us up on arrival (by high speed train) and took care of us every step of the way. She had a very full two-day agenda worked out that struck a great balance between seeing as much as possible and accommodating the needs of to older travelers. Jasmine was particularly sensitive to the energy level of our group and made adjustments along the way. She also used her local knowledge to help us avoid the huge crowds at the major sites (e.g., Terra Cotta Warriors). Aside from the basics of getting us from place to place, Jasmine has a deep knowledge of history and pride in her home town that comes through at every stop. If you really want to learn about the culture and history of Xi'an, you won't do better than Jasmine. She also avoided the "shopping" tour element that many tour packages include. (We were there to see the sites, not buy a bunch of cheap souvernirs.) However, when we wanted to make a purchase, she provided good guidance to get a decent price. Lastly, if you go to Xi'an, make sure Jasmine takes you to the Mosque and the streets surrounding it. They are filled with shops, food stalls, and all sorts of interesting sites and sounds - quintessentially Chinese! All in all, we had a great trip thanks to the care and local knowledge that Jasmine provided. I would highly recommend her to anyone traveling to Xi'an.