Anyone who knows me here in Manila will be completely surprised when I list the second thing I’m going to miss in Manila.
I’m going to miss driving.
I usually hate driving here. And when I say hate, I mean…absolutely loathe. The driving here is so stressful.
However, there’s a freedom in driving here that doesn’t exist in the States. For instance, if someone is in your way, you just go around. No matter what the situation is. If you can fit around them, you can go around them.
Rules aren’t widely known, loosely enforced, and almost never followed.
I feel like my skills in driving, and parking have increased exponentially since I started driving here.
I don’t know what I’m going to do in the US when the driving is ordered, predictable, and restrained. Or what I’ll do about all the wide lanes and free large parking spots. Probably stress out less and enjoy it more, and save money on parking. I feel like it’s possible that John and I might fight over the keys for the first week or two.
We’re trying to sell our car here. It’s served us well and I’m hoping it will serve someone else in Manila well after we leave.