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Godwyn, who speaks Mandarin, has lived in Shanxi province and has a master’s in anthropology with a focus on Chinese archaeology—which means he can deliver itineraries with a great sense of history, while also nimbly managing common hiccups such as unannounced flight changes and gridlocked traffic in Beijing. Regular visits are essential, he says, as the country is changing so rapidly.
Insider clout: On a trip along the Silk Road through Xinjiang in northwestern China, Godwyn’s clients were treated to a private banquet on a viewing platform overlooking the unesco-protected ruins of the ancient city of Jiaohe. The group feasted on sheep as the sun set over the Gobi desert.
Other specialties: China, Southeast Asia.