Things to know about driving in germany - or, cursing the day you didn't get a navigation system
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Things to know about driving in Germany
If you are familiar with the names of major cities and their strategic positions on the map, you can probably get around without a navigation system…that is, if you are not heading to a direct destination such as a specific street with house number.
If you don’t have a navigation system, and you are mapquesting your way through
1) you drive around in a circle and end up on another autobahn that takes you in the opposite direction you want to go
2) you end up in a foreign town with signs pointing in various directions to various surrounding hamlets, and a sign for your destination is nowhere to be seen
3) you curse the day that you didn’t get a navigation system with your rental car and drive to the nearest gas station for help, and they get you more confused because to them a mile down the road means around the corner, and they use the terms left and right instead of street names.