Travellers write about the trip to CHINA with Kesher Tours

It was a wonderful adventure and I learned a lot about China. I enjoyed the trip tremendously.

Shareen Strauss

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It was truly a great holiday. Many thanks to you and Asaf for your attention to detail, for taking care of us and providing a memorable time for all. We could tell that this country held a special place for Asaf and he managed to convey to us his love of China and also to show us a few of its hidden treasures.
We will remember with fondness all the wonderful toilet stops.

Jackie & Nachum
November 2014

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Dear Rona,
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful memorable trip to China. I know you both worked very hard to cope with our group and we certainly appreciate all that you did to make everything go smoothly. We certainly needed to recuperate from the hectic schedule but it was all very worthwhile.

Shabbat Shalom,
Rosie and Hillel Bick
November 2014

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Dear Rona and Aaron,
Shavuah Tov. I am sorry that I haven’t been in touch before to thank you for the wonderful trip and the “exciting” finale. Most of all, we want you to know how much we appreciated your excellent skills as guides (cooks, and mashgichim, etc.). It can’t be easy leading a diverse group of people through experiences that can be exciting, unusual, tiring, and stressful. We are looking forward to joining you for another trip in the future. We want to wish  a Chanuka Sameach (no Hebrew keyboard) to you and your family.

All the best,
Shelley and Yussie
October 2014

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I wanted to thank you and your team for a GREAT trip.  It was extremely educational, spiritual and restful. I learned a lot about history, geography, Judaism and spirituality. The differences between the Sefardic and Ashkenazim was also very eye opening. It was an unbelievable way to learn about the decimation from the Nazi regime first and then a second hit from Stalin. To celebrate a holiday about freedom in an area that had little to NO freedom for an awfully long time was a fantastic experience. I want to thank you for organizing a GREAT trip to a place that I never would have thought of going.

Harley P. Abrams
Passover 2015

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Good morning,
As a newly retired couple it was time to start bringing some traveling dreams to fruition. Although the thought of going on a kosher trip to China was not our first thought, a series of coincidences brought us first to Rona Michelson then to Shai Bar Ilan. Talk about bashert. Our tour leaders, the Michelson’s, quickly brought us up to speed about China, first through emails and suggested readings, then through commentary on the tours. They also provided all we could wish for re kashrut and an environment full of Yiddshkeit.

In each city we had professional, native members of the community whose knowledge, friendliness and engagement made our tour enlightening and fun. The presence of tour members from Australia and the United Kingdom added to our perspective. One of the couples had a grandparent who had lived in Shanghai. Our guide was able to locate where she had lived, bringing yet another personal touch to our tour. This trip was an outstanding introduction to China, to Shai Bar Ilan, and to the Michelsons. As a measure of our enjoyment, we will be joining the Michelsons on the next trip they are leading – to India, three months after returning from China. Ten months ago neither of these trips were on our radar, but a life of surprises is good.

We strongly recommend both Shai Bar ilan and the Michelsons to anyone wanting a trip they will joyfully remember for the rest of their lives.

Thanks again,
Rhona & Bruce Sloan
January 2016

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