This weekend is "Dragon Boat Festival" (or "DARGON Boat Festival" according to some shops!). With no classes at school, Ava and I have made a snap decision to drive down to Simao to meet our good friends, the LEAF family, there. It seems a good chance to stretch my driving muscles and to say our goodbyes to LEAF who are nearing the end of their five years in China.
Ava made the wise decision to get her car serviced yesterday, but only 20 minutes into our drive today the ABS braking system started bleeping and flashing. So we headed for a garage and let them diagnose the problem, before setting off again. Over seven hours later we arrived in Simao. The 550km (350 miles) journey is mostly expressway, although lots of sections had been reduced to one lane for roadworks, and the last 100km is a windy two-way road where getting stuck behind sluggish trucks and overtaking on blind corners is the norm!
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