This is the story you’ve been waiting for. We attempted to rent – and drive – a manual car in France. It all started quite innocently. A famous travel blogger had recommended driving a manual car to save money, and we liked saving money. Plus, automatic rental cars are hard to come by in Europe.
We arrived in Aix en Provence after the longest day imaginable, tired, sweaty, and a bit wary to find out if all of our luggage would fit in a tiny European car. What happened next was not at all what we were expecting.
Kinda: I feel the need to explain a few things here. (Even though Kristian was quite nice in her video editing). I do, in fact, know how to drive a standard. I don’t know what happened. The car rental location was on a busy street, so we just jumped in and started driving. Also, you should know that by the middle of the video, I was in a cold sweat, and my leg was going into spasms. When I say “terrible” in the video, I wasn’t kidding.
We’re not going to tell you the entire story this time….just watch the video.