While traveling outside the U.S. I’ve only rented a car on rare occasions. First of all, I’m not a big fan of driving and second, I’d much rather take public transportation since I find it a great way to get a feel for a city/ country.
However, there are times when public transportation just won’t get the job done. For some places, having a car to get around is essential. In some of these places a tour could always be another option. You might also have a limited amount of time during a trip and big plans (kind of like on our recent Quick Euro Roadtrip where we visited 3 countries in a little over 4 days- Italy, Switzerland & Liechtenstein) where public transportation would be way too slow to use to get around.
During our most recent trip, I drove on what I felt were some of the craziest roads in the Lake Como area of Italy. Think very narrow and extremely steep two-way roads. I almost forgot to mention all of the sharp twists and turns which added to the fun.
A friend on Facebook posted an article from the Huffington Post about The Top 10 Absolute Worst Places to Drive in the World. The article caught my attention due to my most recent driving experience around Europe.
I wondered which places made the list and will make a mental note (or look back at the article) to never drive in any of these places!
Here are the Top 10:
- Beijing, China
- Seoul, South Korea
- Paris, France
- Rome, Italy
- Mumbai, India
- Toronto, Canada
- Manila, Philippines
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Athens, Greece
I’m wondering if any of you have driven in a city from the list mentioned above? If so, what was your experience like?
If you’re wondering where I’ve rented a car during our international travels, here is the list.
- Easter Island
- Milan Malpensa Airport to Lake Como-Swiss Alps-Liechtenstein (and back)
- New Zealand
Find out why each of the places on The Huffington Post’s list made the cut as one of the worst places to drive HERE.