Lisa Zhu Expat Services

"Let me show you a unique Shanghai."

Lisa Zhu was born in Shanghai and spent her childhood with her grandparents, just like most of the kids in China. She lived ten minutes walking distance from both the Bund and People’s Square – the heart of Shanghai. She grew up speaking Shanghainese and exploring her dynamic city streets.

At the age of 7, she moved to the "Spring City" of China – KunMing in YunNan province – to be with her parents who lived there because of her father's work. Suburban life couldn’t replace her love of Shanghai and she was determined to move back. In 2001 she finally got her chance, returning to Shanghai to study Business English at college. She worked part-time at a McDonald’s on NanJing Pedestrian Street, practicing her English skills with Western customers. She gave her first tour to actors of the opera Les Miserables!

As her business developed, she worked for expat families as a Mandarin tutor, language assistant and consultant on life in China. She was also a homeschooling teacher for expat children.

Over the past ten years, Lisa has worked with expat families from all around the world. She has helped people with diverse tasks, from language training to holiday travel, shopping tours to cooking lessons, helping with kids' homework to assisting with party plans, to finding and training Ayis and drivers. 

It is not just her language skill that makes Lisa a great facilitator but also her strong awareness of Western culture. Her unique tours let visitors and residents experience an authentic Shanghai. 

I can assist in all aspects of travel planing in China. This includes, flight and hotel booking,  arranging transportation and local tour guides.  All our tour guides and drivers are professional and experienced working with westerners. Our tours are tailored to what your family wants. We avoid the shopping stops of a typical tour. We respect your travel time. The following are typical traveling destinations.  Please contact Lisa at for the detail of tour arrangements.


BeiJing has a lot of outdoor activities to offer as the capital of the country.  The Forbidden City and Summer Palace tell the history of our ancient country. Hiking on the Great Wall and wondering around the Temple of Heaven will bring you back to the battlefields and the scenes of ceremonial sacrifice.  We can hop on a rickshaw and explore around the backstreets of HuTong area. When night falls,  the city will host you with their famous Beijing duck and Beijing opera. You can also see the Chinese KongFu show if you prefer.


If you would like to see how the ancient Chinese emperor and soldiers looked like; If you'd like to walk/bike on an old city wall in China; If you are desperate to do some serious hiking in China; Xi'An will be the perfect destination. Get yourself stretched out and ready for the excursion!    

GuiLin YangShuo

Have you ever paid attention to a Chinese 20rmb note and wondered about where this fairyland place is? The answer is - YangShuo! Biking at the base of gorgeous mountains, floating down-river on bamboo rafts, exploring the stalactites in the caves, or hiking on the beautiful Moon Mountain. This is a paradise for nature lovers!