Babe, you are driving on the wrong side of the road!
Not only were we in a foreign country, but also driving in this foreign country on the wrong side of the road – a double dose of foreign! To drive in the crowded city streets of most European countries I have been to would give me anxiety like no other driving experience, but get a little out of the city onto the county roads and it isn’t too bad at all. Plus it’s a huge advantage having all of the street signs in English.
We picked our Land Rover up at the Edinburgh airport for the day, and gladly paid the extra fee to get a GPS equipped model – best upgrade in a rental car EVER! Without this wonderful piece of technology, we probably would have never left the airport terminal. (This trip was before our smartphones, and where does one even buy a map these days?)
Driving in Edinburgh was much easier than expected and we were headed for the outskirts so traffic was left behind. Nothing but castles, scenery, and round-abouts a plenty. I couldn’t help but feel for the pedals at my feet sitting in what I normally consider the driver’s side. All in all, my guy made for a great driver in a foreign setting.