We traveled to China in the fall of 2017. Our guided tour included many of the destinations I had expected based on the information that was provided. What I did not expect was the wonderful embrace of our guides and the Chinese people. We traveled to the must see highlights and the obscure inner city and rural areas. China is not the China of Mao. Our Chinese guides were extraordinary in their knowledge and presentation and the comradere of our fellow travelers was the iceing on the cake. We met new people and made new friends.