Causing Traffic Mayhem in Aix-en-Provence, France


Renting a manual car in FranceThis 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.

See all of our Europe 2014 adventures here.

The Europcar Employee who rescued us

The Europcar employee who rescued us

Kinda is an author, speaker, and hopeless wanderer. Her favorite places in the world include Manarola, Italy, and Gimmelwald, Switzerland. In her free time, you can find her bargain shopping and hanging out at coffee shops.

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4 comments on “Causing Traffic Mayhem in Aix-en-Provence, France
  1. Corie Clark says:

    Baaaaahahahahahahah!!! I. Would. Die. I want to go to Europe with you!

  2. Rick Theule says:

    Um…THANK YOU for making my day! Heh.

  3. Lorri says:

    Did you drive without a GPS? I made that mistake once…it will never happen again! 😉

    • Kinda Wilson says:

      Well, the idea was to use our cell phone international data package for that. The GPS for the car was ridiculously expensive at this location. We were hoping to only have to use that a few times and that the data would cover it. As it turned out, the main problem tended to be my driving skills instead of the GPS ;D haha!

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