Jiuzhaigou is an achingly beautiful place. However, our travel experience may sometimes be ruined by other inconsiderate travellers/tourists, which are plentiful in China. For those of you that are accustomed to China, you may know that I'm not exaggerating when I said that mainland Chinese tourists (particularly the older ones) have a tendency to spit wantonly, cutting queue, interjecting into our affair when it's not their affairs to meddle with. And so, I'm mindful of the people that I'm going to bump into should I book myself into chain hotels with rooms aplenty. Being a seasoned traveller, I would like to spend time in a guest house where I have an opportunity to interact with local people. This Inn is exactly what it is, an inn to host overnight travellers. The lady owner is Lady Xie and she's a walking encyclopedia. She knows intimately of this region as she used to be a tour guide. She's very proactive and suggesting me of what to do, where to go, how to do things. Her humanity shines through and she's attentivfe and very willing to dispense useful information to me to ensure that I don't get ripped off, to do things that are meaningful and not being tourist trap. She spent time discussing with me about Tibetan culture, the meaning of Buddhism in her life & in Tibetan life & the list continues. Time flew by quickly as we sipped the Tibetan tea and listening to her tales in the cold night of Jiuzhaigou. I have to say that it's truly an enchanting experience staying there. Lady Xie is concerned about travellers not being able to getting themselves breakfast in the morning before heading to Jiuzhaigou Reserve and so, she adjusted her boarding accordingly to INCLUDE breakfast now to ensure that our stay in this region is a comfortable one. I do feel pampered and spoiled under her team's care. Being a proprietor of a hotel, I appreciate the little gesture that she made and truthfully, the sum of all parts is what we always strive for in hospitality industry. A job well-done and I duly hope that fellow travellers out there shall keep on supporting great people like her to thrive. It's win-win situation, isn't it?