Wednesday, May 28, 2008

On the Road to Taiyuan

Driving in China is not for the faint of heart. As Hannah said one day (referring to the heart-pumping action experienced on a drive) "I don't know why they need amusement parks."
We had plenty of thrills but always arrived safely. It was not uncommon for our drivers to pass in a solid line zone (no-passing in the USA) or be in either lane on curvy mountain roads or for us to be on a road where two lanes are made into three or more. Chinese drivers must have some uncanny sixth sense about driving.

Here's an example.
Picture Top Right: We were on a heavily traveled section of bumpy dirt road with lots of big trucks on the road. Our driver wanted to get past the trucks so we started passing with the rest of the cars.
Top Left: In an instant it got pretty tight as we entered a curve and the space between the trucks coming and going narrowed quickly on both sides of us. Whew!

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