＊ Sonia is a keen hiker. She has spent the last six years exploring parts of the Great Wall around Beijing which few tourists get to visit. She has discovered many unique and interesting trails along the Wall which she has shown to many travellers from all over the world. ＊ She is enthusiastic about Chinese culture. She likes traditional Chinese food, the preventative powers of Chinese medicine and Chinese philosophy. Each year more and more people are travelling to China. When in Beijing most people go to the restored Great Wall at Badaling or Mutianyu where all of the tourists go and never get the opportunity to see what the real historical unrestored Great Wall is like. They rarely get to experience authentic Chinese culture such as eastern philosophy, Chinese traditional medicine and other traditional Chinese activities. ＊ She likes to meet people from different cultural backgrounds. She’s looking forward to sharing her abundant hiking experience with you---helping you experience the highlights of Beijing and the essence of Chinese culture as a local friend.