Canthy and I had to take a trip to the outskirts of Beijing, which meant a fairly long drive. The only problem was coming back it started to rain and rain and rain. The roads became even more treacherous and I think it was probably one of the worst rainstorms I have ever seen. We couldn’t really stop as we had to get home and the rain didn’t look like it would end. At times the water was almost wheel high on the roads, but with four-wheel drive it didn’t feel so bad. Canthy was scared the whole drive back and told me she has never been so frightened to be in a car. I thought of it as an adventure but I was extra careful so it took over two hours to get home. It wasn’t till later that we saw the news and images on TV. It had been the worse rainstorm in Beijing in 60 years, which had left 10 people dead and thousand flooded out of their homes. Luckily we drive an SUV and live on the 37th floor so the water didn’t affect us too much at all.
(Blog posted by Ray on July 21, 2012. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)