Certainly not the shiny towers of Beijing. We are crossing coal mining country – a constant stream of loaded trucks coming the other way. All along the way there are small groups or individual people just standing waiting for the cars to pass. We must already be on thousands of iPhones!

Cars overtaking and hanging alongside on the wrong side of the road while the driver takes a photo are less welcome.. especially the one who then dropped back and accelerated up the other side, obviously to get the Jag’s best side.