In October this year,we booked John Ping through the internet to pick us up at the airport in Beijing,and also for a trip to Mutianyu Wall a couple of days later.
He did pick us up at the airport but told us that he was maybe not available to take us to the wall himself as he had an American couple who had yet to confirm their booking with him.As we had arranged everything prior to our arrival in Beijing, we were surprised by this change of events as we had expected to use his services and not somebody else's.
Sure enough he sent someone else to drive us to the Wall, who could not utter a word of English and not only that, he drove like a bloody lunatic. We actually got car-sick from his erratic driving,seemed like he was hell bent on delivering us asap. John told us that he would be at the wall to meet up, but he was nowhere to be seen. We were literally dumped at the carpark as the driver just walked off on his own.
Finally we met John when we got down from the wall and he had the cheek to ask if we had a good trip with his driver mate!
To all those out there who are thinking of using his services,let this be a word of caution. We think he got unhappy with us on the way from the airport to the hotel when he asked if we were interested in buying electronic stuff and we declined outright.
This added a very sour note to our trip to China in Oct this year. Was relieved when we found an extremely lovely driver in Xian on our next leg of the journey.