SF’07: Day 6

Travelogue July 14th, 2007

Good morning! Woohoo! Didn’t get to sleep much last night. Sigh. *Yawn* Did I mention I rented a car? Was deciding that I’d rent a car since I’d be going a few places. Haha… and yes, it’s left-hand drive… and I nearly drove against the traffic somewhere near Market Street! Thank goodness that happened at night and there weren’t many cars on the road. In the end, I had to pretend that I was parking so that I can compose myself. 😛

So what happened was that I was flipping through some free papers and read that there were some car rental companies that will rent out cars as long as we have a legal driving licence. So I went down the car office and told the owner, who is a Chinese, that I would like to rent a car. He asked where I was from and said that he had been to Singapore a couple of times. This naturally made renting the car much easier. 😛 Rapport is sometimes very important when you are talking to someone for the first time. Kekeke…

Soon after, I got hold of a red Honda Civic 1.5 Auto and clumsily drove my way out of the carpark… for the first time! After driving for a short distance, I thought some re-orientation of my driving is sorely needed, and understanding how the traffic flows is equally important. In the end, I drove down a quiet neighbourhood to get the hang of driving on the left side.

Frankly, I realised that I am not really that good a driver, cos’ in the end, I was just driving blindly. Gosh, I wonder how I even survived?

Places visited by foot: Bombard Street, Fisherman Wharf, Downtown

Place visited by car: All minor roads 😛 and some major roads

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