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Offline sheryl

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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2005, 03:25:51 PM »
guess i have a wee added advantage - being a driving instructor   and spending all day controlling the car from both sides, the l/h r/h thing doesn't bother me.  and if you've been beside learners long enough the taxi transfer looks like another day to me...minus the dual controls.  there are nutty drivers in every country, but i find i am more aware of dangers due to the memorial boxes and crosses at the side of the roads where someones been killed esp going through the gorge. i do find that a bit unnerving
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2005, 10:57:44 PM »
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Belgian drivers,....you mean us ? We live in a very crowdy country -  we do not drive on the hard shoulder, we have have traffic lights and have to stop for every orange or red light, speeding is monitored by cameras and we do not overtake other cars when there is a full white line, drinking and driving is out of the question.... I do have to say I (Fran) would never want to drive in Brussels. If you are refering to the situation there, as in a lot of cities, I totally agree. Have you ever tried to drive trough Athens ? A nightmare !
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the worst part about driving in belgium was that i was in a right hand drive car!  i didn't think the drivers were any worse than england, driving in Gent for me was the worst  ( so was our friends trying to get me to pronounce Gent correctly (and grimberger bier)

BUT  what we don't have to deal with in the same quantity in the UK is the cyclists!   they're everywhere and sneak up on the inside

when i'm driving in crete, i'm quite relaxed (after the initial shock) after a few days i'm driving with my arm out of the window, cursing the tourists who are getting in my way    until i get into the cities, there i find the mopeds a nightmare

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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2005, 08:09:27 AM »
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guess i have a wee added advantage - being a driving instructor and spending all day controlling the car from both sides, the l/h r/h thing doesn't bother me. and if you've been beside learners long enough the taxi transfer looks like another day to me...minus the dual controls. there are nutty drivers in every country, but i find i am more aware of dangers due to the memorial boxes and crosses at the side of the roads where someones been killed esp going through the gorge. i do find that a bit unnerving
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Hi Sheryl,

There are indeed nutty drivers in every country, however statistics prove there are over 3 time as much mortalities in Greece.  :'(  
Perhaps you should start given driving lessons in Greece?  
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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2005, 10:56:01 AM »
And how about parking? We do not try this at home do we?
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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2005, 09:24:53 PM »
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And how about parking? We do not try this at home do we?

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I'm sure that must be me parking outside the Park Hotel, Amsterdam when we visited

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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2005, 09:30:21 PM »
well beachcomber, what can i say NOT A HOPE IN HELL   i think there driving test consists of :-do you know where the horn is and try and stay on the road  
but even i get it wrong across there as ali can confirm as i tried to get in the wrong side of her car one night mooching a lift to the beach bar  
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2005, 09:51:57 PM »
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And how about parking? We do not try this at home do we?

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I'm sure that must be me parking outside the Park Hotel, Amsterdam when we visited
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What did it cost you 200.= or something?  

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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2005, 09:55:03 PM »
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well beachcomber, what can i say NOT A HOPE IN HELL   i think there driving test consists of :-do you know where the horn is and try and stay on the road  
but even i get it wrong across there as ali can confirm as i tried to get in the wrong side of her car one night mooching a lift to the beach bar 
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However some cars seems to survive even in Greece. I saw this one in Matala early May 2005.
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