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trent
post Jan 21 2010, 01:36 PM
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Any advice on just renting a car and driving it around (without a driver)? The driving shouldn't be a big deal as I have driven in the wildest traffic imaginable - Saudi, Vietnam, China, India. Are the roads decent? Any signs in English?

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post Jan 21 2010, 01:38 PM
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Ahh, and before the replies of "it's the same cost with a driver" come in, No it's not! tongue.gif I can rent a car for $26/day while with a driver the minimum seems to be $40/day.
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post Jan 25 2010, 06:39 AM
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QUOTE(trent @ Jan 21 2010, 01:36 PM) *

Any advice on just renting a car and driving it around (without a driver)? The driving shouldn't be a big deal as I have driven in the wildest traffic imaginable - Saudi, Vietnam, China, India. Are the roads decent? Any signs in English?

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If you had driven in India sri lanka will be so easy. English are wildly spoken and generally sign boards also written in English. Driving is comparatively slow (average 50 70 km per hour) so some people might get depressed. Finding roads are not that difficult as each name board of the shop will have its address on it. there are some one-way road in metropolitan areas must be aware of it.
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post Jan 29 2010, 01:17 PM
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99% of the signs are in English, so from that perspective you will be fine..... make sure your the car you hire has adequate insurance, and make sure that the horn works on the car - its the most imporant element of the car.....

Good luck with driving in Sri Lanka, away from the main towns and major routes you should be fine - but rather you than me!
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QUOTE(trent @ Jan 21 2010, 01:36 PM) *

Any advice on just renting a car and driving it around (without a driver)? The driving shouldn't be a big deal as I have driven in the wildest traffic imaginable - Saudi, Vietnam, China, India. Are the roads decent? Any signs in English?

Cheers!


Please visit for information,
http://ytkmobile.com/drivingtips.html
it will helpfull for you!
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