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Derek Li
Destination Specialist, FIT's

A native of Beijing, I grew up in the ancient Hutongs dating back to 800 years ago. As a young kid I would ride my bike along the streets of Beijing past many of the historical sites in my neighbourhood, this was the most joyful thing to do. I always knew my life would be related to travel.

Following university I became a tour guide showing international visitors the history and culture of my hometown, Beijing.  Whilst I greatly enjoyed showing people the many fascinating sites of ancient China, the best part was showing and sharing our way of life with our visitors.

Then I started working as a travel designer with one of China’s premier travel consultancies. As a travel designer I always seek to know my client’s interests and connect it to the itinerary. I believe that creating life-changing experiences is the ultimate goal.

First moving to Sydney, Australia in 2012 my exploration of this beautiful country has never ended. Every day I am surprised with its beauty and nature. This is now my second hometown where I happily live with my partner.

When not in the office, I enjoy running, reading, cooking, wine and working on my pottery projects!

By the way, look at my picture,  we do get cold in Sydney!