We can't believe this question was begun one year ago. And why only Asian Program Directors? We should mention all of them.
Our Chinese PD was a great gal. Lillian spoke perfect English and was a very nice person to be around. She was informative, sweet and caring. And, when my husband left a pair of slacks and shirt in Guilin, she had been willing to have them sent to us Stateside.
Out of our seven trips with GCT, three of our PD's stand out, though. Our Spain/Portugal PD was Benjamim eight years ago. Unfortunately, he is no longer with GCT, but he was fantastic. He would give us such good advice about both countries, and he is still one of a few of our PD's who still communicates with us from time to time.
Our second PD was from Valletta, Malta This was when GCT had a two-week land tour of Malta, which was a magnificent trip. Too bad they aren't doing this again. There is enough to see there to warrant the two weeks. After reading GCt's brochure of the Malta trip, we decided to take it. It was marvelous and our PD was such a personable young man. In fact, before we left Malta, he had told us that he was in a scene (which had been filmed in Malta) of the movie, "Gladiator". Sure enough, there he was, speaking a one-liner in the movie. We were so excited when we saw this.
We feel our best PD thus far has been Nico Favoreel. We couldn't have enjoyed our Rhine and Mosel River Cruise last year as much if it hadn't been for him. He was a joy to be around--he was so positive and informative and an all-around fun guy. We hope to get him again this year when we plan our trip to the Great Rivers.