Hi, I'm Shane!

Beijing · Male

History & CultureCity Sightseeing
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About Me

I'm a native Beijinger. Growing up in a city packed full of politics, business, education, history, culture and technology, I have always been obsessed with Beijing, especially its rich culture and the ways that its long history still impact the way we live as Beijingers today. Join me and I'll show you everything I love about Beijing, from Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, and Zhoukoudian, to the local Hutongs where I was raised.

My Experiences

I’ll be honest, I’m probably not the best English-speaker out of the tour guides you have to choose from. However, I feel I bring a unique perspective that most guides who are more foreign-facing will definitely not give you. I get great feedback from the foreigners that I lead, and they say that they enjoy learning from my unique perspectives and stories that I tell them about about China and Beijing. I grew up in the Hutongs, and my strong personality gave me the local nickname: “The leader of the children.” This experience growing up laid the foundation for my confidence and desire to be a guide. Many of my clients like my sense of ownership and ability to take charge in challenging situations to make sure everything goes smoothly. I love my city, and I can’t wait for the opportunity to explore with you!
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Language(s)

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Chinese
Fluent
English
Conversational

My Impression

Knowledgable Resourceful Haggler Adventurous Entertaining

Tours Given

45

Booking Options

Booking here gives you access to any of this guide's tours. We will follow up to confirm which tour/s you are interested in. Please pay attention to whether the tour requires a car.

Language Competency Levels

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These descriptions should reflect the level of competency of the working language of a guide.

Basic

-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.

Conversational

-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.

Advanced

- 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.

Fluent

- 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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Hi, I'm Shane! Contact me if you want to know more about me or if you have anything you want to inquire from me. I'll reply you within one business day.

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