I told myself I would give it 3 months (until the end of October) to determine if I needed a car. I’ve become accustomed to walking to the Lulu Express and the gym, which is less than 5 minutes from home. The school is fairly close, but it’s not a road I would walk or even bike to work. So it’s September 11th and I am done with Uber! It’s extremely frustrating to have the driver cancel when they are about two minutes from pick-up. My A-type personality flips out and I get concerned about being late to work. It is also bothersome to give directions to a new driver every morning. Don’t you have a map in your app? I am sure that part of this experience is teaching me patience.
So now I’m trying to figure out how to get a driver’s license. Everything always seems vague online, but I think I figured out what I need to do:
Get an eye exam
Go and schedule theory test
Complete theory test with passing score
Go and schedule practical test (Tuesday is the only day for female drivers)
Let’s talk a out this theory test. I printed out a copy of the street signs and it gave me hives. The only signs I know for sure are the camel crossing, yield, stop and roundabout. I haven’t seen any camels crossing in the city. That’s kind of funny to me.
Also, prior to coming I researched an International Driving Permit. It can be obtained through AAA and is about $20. Not sure why I didn’t get that because you can bet I would have applied to receive the IDP. My application is complete and ready to go this week. However, I’m now trying to figure out how to expedite it back to me in 10 days instead of 4-6 weeks.
Anyway, trust and believe, I will be driving soon.
Bring on the car search!
What type of car do you think I should purchase? My goal is stay here five years and have an automobile that is reliable. I can get just about any vehicle I would purchase at home; except an Acura.