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Are there places where you won't drive--aside from major cities?

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I was just printing out the replies i received on a Croatia/Slovenia thread.and read once again a mini-discussion between two Fodorites about the possibility of driving there. One comment mentioned "a woman over 70 driving alone."

I said that I was comfortable driving in most places in Europe. But there are places where I won't drive. The Amalfi coast is one. I have the idea that the roads are narrow, and there are huge drops on one side. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's my mental picture.

Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier Park, Montana, is another. Same deal. Narrow roads with horrendous drops on one side. I'm more comfortable on the inside, but not crazy about the idea of driving there in general.

All of these places bring back forcibly the skiing trips I took in Europe in the 60's. On one trip home from Val Gardena (?), my car went out of control on a mountain road, which fortunately had a rock guardrail on the valley side. My car did a 360 degree turn, plus a 180 degree turn, and we ended up sliding backward down this hill.

Fortunately, my friend Rosie, who'd learned to drive on mountain roads in Idaho, was at the wheel. I'd probably be dead if I'd been driving.

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