|Subject: Re: Driving in France and Italy|
I believe that this is a very individual choice. Yes, road signs
are in the language of the country you are visiting, but a map, a few
words written or memorized, and a plan have never led us astray. And
if we're lost, it is usually part of the fun.
But, my husband likes to drive. He enjoys driving and I enjoy
planning. I usually buy maps, and use websites to plot our course long
before we leave on our journey. Most major guide books have a driving
section that contains all the informaion we have ever needed for driving
in another country.
Of course caution is important, but I don't think I would hesitate
to drive in Europe, even if I were not with my husband. Don't forget
that the alphabets are the same, and the plan names are just what you
expect. I learn words like exit, enter, one way, stop, yield, left,
right, and directional words. If I can't remember them, I keep them
handy in the car.
But if your husband is against it, he might not enjoy himself. I
don't know about you, but a cranky travel companion can sure put a
damper on a trip for me.
Hope this helps Debbie