Tag: rental car

Navigating a Railway Strike While Traveling

I’m not going to say the French rail strike wasn’t a headache, because it was. Oh, it was…but it was also the cause of new opportunities and new experiences. I wouldn’t exactly recommend you try to go to France (or any country) in the midst of a massive transit strike (maybe, you know…wait a few months, unless you’re only going to Paris, in which case you’ll be fine), but I will certainly say that if you already have a trip scheduled during one, you should just adapt and go for it anyway. We ended up having a great time and added some interesting and enriching experiences to the trip. Yeah, parking was a pain in the butt at times. Yeah, driving sucks more than just sitting on a train, reading a book, and watching the world go by, but it was interesting, and there was also something to the freedom of being able to stop when we wanted to stop, and explore when we wanted to explore. And there’s something to that as well.

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On Driving on the Right Side of the Road

Prior to our trip to Australia last year, neither my husband nor myself had driven on the opposite side of the road. Sure, we had been to the United Kingdom and Ireland in the past, but those trips had been conducted using entirely public transportation, thus allowing us to go about our business without worrying about such bothersome things as driving.