Friday, 10 June 2016

Our Chinese Driving Licenses

Yesterday, it was the day for a lecture by the local police – telling us (through an interpreter) how to drive in Beijing, the risks and what to do (and what not).

Today, we were given our Chinese licenses (valid for just another four days) and taken by bus to collect our cars.  

The cars are now all lined up in the Shangri La hotel car park and they make an impressive sight:

Car No. 1, the 1915 - American La France of Steve Trafton(USA) / Katherine Trafton(USA)

Our car, when we arrived at the warehouse, was clean, and everything we had put in it was still there! 

The good news - all the tyres are the same (205X15X60). The fear that we had sent it with an odd tyre was unfounded.  

The bad news - we have to work out what to do with the extra tyre we bought with us.  

Another problem - the traffic.  If you get stopped for just a short period of time, the engine temperature of the Datsun rises rapidly.  As does Mark's stress level.

Tomorrow is scrutineering and documentation, as well as working out what we can fit in and what gets left in Beijing.  Z cars are small!!

Tonight is a cocktail party!!

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