Guest #17 Jimmy

Name:  Jimmy Hee
Lives in:  Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
Occupation:  Chinese Tour Guide

Jimmy met the team in Kashgar, China and served as our guide through the Xinjiang province of China.  Jimmy taught the team a lot about the area and schooled us about the fineries of Jade. He led us the through the Takla Makan desert, which loosely translated means those who go in do not come out (thank god we were in Land Rovers and not on camels).  Jimmy is a jazz and blues enthusiast as well as a guitar player.  It will be fun the exchange music with him with over the Internet.

Would you be up for 9 months of travel like this?

It would be fantastic to be a part of an adventure like this, however I can not imagine how I could get the time off work are save enough money to go. 
What is your most memorable moment during your portion of the journey?

It was great traveling in the vehicles on the road from Taskurgan to Kashgar. The scenery was beautiful, the sun was shinning and the vehicles were extremely comfortable, despite the condition of  the road.
What advice do you have for future travelers in the program?
I think everyone should go out and experience as much as possible.
What surprised you the most?
It surprised me that people would organize an event like this to benefit a cause like Parkinsonís Disease. I think it is a very generous thing to do.
What was the best thing you ate?
The best thing I ate was the beef in Turpan.
What was the most difficult part of the traveling experience?
The most difficult part of the experience was getting up early and going to bed late. There was always so much to do during the day, it was hard to get it all done. I will have to catch up on my sleep when I return home.