We picked up our car yesterday! And it has those cool diplomatic license plates on it so people know not to mess with us. Michael has his license (Cara's is still being processed) and we are now able to drive on the roads of Beijing.
Just to give you an example, these are the scariest roads I have seen in my entire life and that includes Boston, Jerusalem, and all of Florida. Street lights really are just a suggestion here.
Last night we drove to Shabbat services. This is normally a 45 min brisk walk. It was 30 min by car.