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?
What advice do you have for future travelers in the program?
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.
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
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.