Driving on the opposite side of the road


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January 25th 2017
Published: January 25th 2017
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My first driving experience was within five days of arriving into Puerto Varas, with my Uncle who i hung on to every word re driving on the opposite side of the road to Australia.. The problems for me are the busses and trucks that come so close. Roads are very narrow in some parts. Cars cut you off, first in first serve and every street corner (and I mean every street courner in the centre) has zebera crossings, pedestrians have right of way. At peak, two lanes become 4 and you have to negotiate other peoples moves or take a bus which runs every six minutes to the centre of Puerto Montt (next City up from here which feeds in and out heavily daily to the surrounds) or choose to drive between morning 9.30am to 11am and afternoon 2.30pm to 5pm, when less commuting.

I have two options, walk past the two bulls and pick raspberries when in season and I am not sure yet which option is scariest... the bulls or the driving!


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