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Pottering in the Park
Irene Lu is a manager of foreign teachers at an International School in Beijing. She is originally from Suzhou, a Chinese city nicknamed ‘the Venice of the East’, known for its traditional Chinese garden architecture, silk and Kunqu opera. Irene lived in Chongqing, Tibet, Shenzhen and Hong Kong before spending ten years overseas in Singapore, Malaysia, Denmark, India and the US while working for a global shipping company. Irene enjoys the charms of traveling- widening horizons, experiencing local food and culture, relaxing, and becoming more tolerant of different ideas and cultures. Her experiences abroad motivated her to become a docent. During her tours, which include Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Hutong and Daily Life in Beijing, she not only introduces the scene or architecture, but also shares stories and explains traditional cultural elements and concepts. She is a great photographer and is currently working on a book about her experience as a docent in Beijing, inspired by her clients from around the world.
Jason graduated from Xi'an Fanyi University in China with a degree in international tourism. While living in various parts of China, Jason developed a passion for sharing the local culture and heritage with visitors from all around the world. As a licensed English guide in Beijing, his main goal is to create a cross-cultural bridge between China and other countries. Jason's expertise is taking research trips to the Great Wall and Forbidden City which are very significant parts of the Chinese history. He enjoys introducing the visitors to the unique parts of Chinese culture and society.
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