Rush Yu-English-speaking Tour Guide in XishuangBanna

Hello, my name is Rush Yu, and I am an English-speaking tour guide based in the captivating region of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. With a diverse background and a deep love for nature and history, I am dedicated to providing enriching and memorable experiences for visitors from around the world.

Background and Expertise:

  • Education: I am an undergraduate from Hubei University.
  • Early Career: After graduation, I spent two years teaching English in a senior school in my hometown. I then moved to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where I worked as a tour guide for four years.
  • Beekeeping Experience: In 1993, I relocated to Xishuangbanna and became a beekeeper for six years. This role took me across China, following the blooming seasons to produce honey, flower pollen, and royal jelly. The experience deepened my appreciation for nature and the intricate society of bees.

Transition to Tour Guiding:

  • Environmental Changes: The increasing use of pesticides in modern agriculture made beekeeping challenging, leading me to shift my career in 1999.
  • Current Role: For over a decade, I have been a trekking guide in Xishuangbanna, combining my love for nature with my extensive knowledge of the region.

Passion for Nature and Culture:

  • Local Expertise: Xishuangbanna is home to 12 ethnic minorities and lush tropical rainforests. I am well-versed in the customs and traditions of these local communities and have an intimate knowledge of the region’s natural landscapes.
  • Guided Tours: I have led numerous treks through the rainforests and visits to minority villages, offering travelers an authentic and immersive experience.

Historical Knowledge:

  • Modern History Enthusiast: I possess a deep understanding of Chinese history, particularly modern history. I am often referred to as the “history professor” by my guests due to my ability to provide detailed and engaging explanations.

Commitment to Excellence:

  • Language Proficiency: My spoken English is excellent, ensuring clear and effective communication with international visitors.
  • Customer Satisfaction: I am dedicated to answering any questions you may have about the history and culture of China, ensuring a satisfying and informative experience.

Guiding Philosophy:

  • Personal Connection: I value the opportunity to share my love for nature and history with others, making each trek a unique and memorable journey.
  • Slogan: “Trek in Xishuangbanna, go with Mr. Rush.”

I look forward to the opportunity to guide you through the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Xishuangbanna. Thank you for considering me as your tour guide.