Being very cautious with Internet bookings our decision process to book either a local company with only a view testimonials versus what seemed to be a big travel agency covering the whole of China took a long time.
We have called Imam several times and to exchanged our thoughts on a possible schedule for a week in Xinjiang following old silk road ways before we have been confident enough to book our trip with him.
We have to say it was the best decision to do so. Imam and Abdul(kaiyum) made our trip a real tailor made adventure. We refined the schedule according our interests and their experience on the fly making the whole week very flexible.
The definite highlights of our trip have been desert night kebab with Abdul in the Taklamakan and the Tuesday market close to Hotan.
Thanks Imam and Abdul for your hospitality and your guidance through beautiful Central Asia.
Anyone who reads this can give me an Email or a ring if you need more confidence to book with Imam and Abdul.
Daniela and Uwe from Austria/Shanghai