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.

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