I have been out driving today – for the second time in Puerto Rico. And OMG, it is scary! Fortunately my family was coaching me, helping me to check if I could change lanes, turn etc… I only took the wrong exit twice (or maybe it was 3 times!?) and we did get to the mall (Plaza las Américas) and home again. It felt like I was 18 again, learning to drive! I have had my driver’s license for 14 years, but haven’t driven a lot in the last few years since I didn’t have a car in Brussels (and was not allowed to drive O’s company car).
My French friend C is arriving on Sunday (the family leaves on Saturday), and I have already asked her to take a taxi from the airport (it’s only approx $15). I told her that I am still not comfortable driving on my own, I still need a co-pilot!
Scary highway, too many lanes!
It’s not just that I have never driven an automatic car before, or that Puerto Rican drivers drive like crazy (not extremely fast, just crazy)… I am also not used to 3-5 different lanes on the highway, the Swedish motorways have two lanes (except around Stockholm).
Oh well, hopefully I will get used to driving soon, and I hope that C will be a good co-pilot next week!
More my style – only two lanes!
PS It’s my sister’s 25th birthday today and we celebrated with American-style pancakes, strawberries and maple syrup.