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Hi, I'm Huiyun Zhao!

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About Me

I graduated with an English travel major from Shanghai Normal University and have spent the last 8 years doing my dream job as a tour guide. In my spare time, I love to listen to Kunqu opera and take long walks around the parks and gardens of Shanghai and Suzhou. I also love art and am very well-versed in Shanghai’s burgeoning art scene. Out of all my hobbies, calligraphy is what I am most passionate about, and I spend time every day practicing. Over the course of my career I have led groups of all sizes and budgets, so can accommodate almost any kind of tour. If what you seek is a highly professional and experienced tour guide, I guarantee you that there are none better.

My Experiences

In my 8 years of experience, I organized several large tours including the “100M Yale Students and Teachers China visit,” creating all itinerary and leading all the guides. I have a long history of developing fantastic rapport with my clients and catering my tours to their specific interests and needs. I have also led tours for a number of high-profile foreigners including Marissa Mayer, the former YAHOO CEO, Metallica, the Rock band, and many more high-level executives from fortune-500 companies. I am an expert in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou, and can lead tours to many other destinations in the Eastern Yangtze region of China.

I love to challenge myself so that I can continuously improve myself as a guide. I’m currently working on a journalism masters degree from Fudan, one of the top universities in China, so that I can begin to write and share my intimate knowledge of these amazing Chinese cities with the world. I’m also particularly fascinated by Jewish culture and history, and can lead those interested in an in-depth tour of Shanghai’s Jewish ghetto.

Oh, by the way, I’m also a foodie! If you want help putting together a walking food tour for Shanghai, just let me know. I can accompany you to explore with my secret specialty.
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-You understand simple phrases and can communicate only basic ideas. These basic ideas include: Greetings, yes, no, simple directions, telling the time. You can express yourself but only to a certain point. You are able to readand write with limited comprehension, and repeat yourself more than once.


-You are able to better express yourself and give clearer explanations and directions. You can read and understand most information and are able to read it back to the Traveler in a way that he or she can understand. You may have to repeat yourself more than once.


- You can write, read, and speak with very few errors. Communication is clear and you have excellent control over the language. You can translate fromyour language to the other quickly and you very rarely repeat yourself. You can express yourself and can talk about more abstract things; science, politics, philoophy, history, without any problems.


- You have native* control of the language. You articulate clearly and effectively, and you do not have to translate between your language and the other. You make few, if any, grammatical mistakes. Linguistic expression comes naturally and you have no problems working in that language.

* Native control means you speak as if you were a native speaker of that language; you have grown up with, been educated in, and spoken that language your entire life


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