Thank you, Lisa, for making out short stay in China a memorable one. Our plane was delayed by two hours. We were supposed to meet the guide at 12:30 but our flight arrived at 2:00pm. Then we had to undergo the gauntlet of Security, Customs, etc., all done by people who barely speak English. Finally, we went to get a temporary visa and were told by the visa officer that it was already too late to do anything and that we would best sit down to wait our flight home. However, we ignored his advice (we had nothing to lose and 11 hours to kill) and went forward with our visa to hunt out our guide. And to our everlasting surprise and gratitude, once we got to our assigned meeting place, Starbucks, she spotted us at once, introducing herself. Within a few minutes, we were being whisked away by our private vehicle, a Buick SUV, and out of the airport in no time flat. Although it was close to 3 o'clock by now we did have enough time to visit the Great Wall of China., which was our real prime objective, all along. We spent a little more than an hour there, rushing a bit, but enjoying ourselves immensely. Indeed, we did not get to see the Forbidden Palace or Tienaman Sq., but I can't blame the tour guides for this. It was the airline, if anyone, who should be held responsible for their delaying shenanigans. I now know that to plan this type of tour properly, one has to leave cushion time for such unknown but not unexpected delays and problems. But getting back to my tour, the guide, Lisa, was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. She was open to my questions, even those that were not directly related to the Great Wall. Just a nice person doing a very professional job. After the Great Wall, we went to a very decent, home-style, restaurant and had a wonderful vegetarian meal. I especially liked watch them produce home-made tofu. Our driver was a nice young man who also made us feel very comfortable and drove very safely. After that, we were left off at the airport with plenty of time before our flight home. All in all, it was a great experience that was salvaged from potential disaster. I highly recommend this tour guide, Lisa, and Lily's Tour Co.