Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our license to Lhasa

We woke up early since we needed to get to the traffic department before they opened. We needed to get our motorcycles inspected, and then we went for our riding test to get our Temporary Chinese License.

The formalities took most of the day, and by 12:30 pm, while still not quite finished; the traffic department is off for Lunch until 3:30 pm. So we went to lunch and waited, we were ready to leave for Lhasa at 4:45 pm with our all our papers in order.

Between Xigaze, and Lhasa is about 270 Km, however to control the traffic there are 5 check posts where your arrival time is stamped at each post, and if you arrive earlier than the time required you get a ticket. Luckily this does not apply to motorcycles so we managed to make the journey in 3 and a half hours, our guide took much longer in the car.

Still having problems with the internet, can't access my blog.


  1. AnonymousJune 29, 2009

    Hello everyone,Glad to see all is well with you.I was on a Mediterranian cruise for 7 days ,but nothing to compare with where u guys are going.You have not missed anything in Kuwait except ofcourse the family & the normal Kuwait Summer "Fog" !

    Bu Masoud

  2. AnonymousJune 29, 2009

    مشتاقيلكم ياحلوين الله يحفظكم من كل مكروه وسلامنا للجميع
    ابراهيم البيرمي

  3. Wish you all the best, looking forward to meet you when back....

    and also looking forward to travel with you nexr trip


  4. AnonymousJune 30, 2009

    Salam to all. Breath taking sceneries specially when the river runs parallel to the road. Enjoy your ride and may God keep you safe. Ali looks very smart in his photo.Take care of your selves and may God go with you.
    Bu Abdulrazaq