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1.22.2006

why everyone should learn to drive a clutch

when a colleague suggested i visit a small colonial beach town called paraty for the weekend i was thrilled. a four hour drive through the countryside. perfect. rent a car. good to go.

only all the cars in brazil have manual transmission; and i don’t know how to drive a clutch. (yeah, i know) luckily, hotel front desk guy helped me out and before i knew it i was renting what i believe to be the only automatic transmission this side of the amazon.

when they dropped the car at the hotel, front desk guy looks at me, eyes wide …

“it’s huge.”

“is it a van?!”

“no.”

whew.

the fiat was about the size of a honda acura.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

I look forward to hearing about your drive in the "large" car. Hope you are having a good trip.

1/23/2006 08:28:00 PM

 

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