A trip of a lifetime is how the boss of Wrexham’s newest car dealership has described a visit to China.
For sightseeing featured prominently in the itinerary of the seven days Nigel Williams, Managing Director of Arthurs Peugeot, spent in China with the massive capital Beijing as the main base.
Nigel, who was accompanied by his wife Theresa, said it had been a ‘most enjoyable and informative’ trip though extremely busy.
He was awarded the prestigious invitation as one of the top performing Peugeot dealerships in the UK and said it was a ‘great honour’ to have his wife accompany him.
“We were fortunate in having an English speaking guide who kept us informed throughout our stay in China,” said Nigel who with Theresa spent the first night in a holiday complex five miles outside the capital, but moved to a city centre hotel in the centre of Beijing for the rest of the visit.
“We were also lucky our room was on the 23rd floor of the hotel which allowed us a fantastic view across the city. And whilst we were there we took in the major sights such as the Great Wall of China, a memory that will stay with us forever.
“On one of the days we flew out from Beijing to see the Terracotta Army which was awesome and we were very impressed with the time and dedication which had been put into renovating this significant monument,” said Nigel.
“On another day we visited Tiananmen Square, given a guided tour around the square including the main monument as well as visiting the surrounding buildings.
“One of the true highlights was the Peugeot banquet which we were privileged to attend in the Great Hall of the People, a state building in Beijing which is generally not open to the public. But it was open for us and we enjoyed a traditional Chinese meal in one of the state rooms.”
Nigel added: “The 15 hour flights were a bit of a drag, but the busy and exciting schedule of the trip was second to none.”