Friday, 16 July 2010

Against the flow

One French West African thing I will never get used to is driving against the traffic flow (for example, you're on a 4-lane highway and your lanes are blocked, so you just pull over into the other lanes and drive half a mile flashing your lights and honking a lot, and everyone else will move out of your way). Our local drivers are used to it; in fact everyone here is used to it, and they probably can't understand why the white guys sit patiently in traffic instead of using all the other options available - like driving the wrong way around a roundabout or along the wrong side of a 4 lane highway, dodging vehicles. Olly

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