Depending on the local culture and the people, driving a car at your holiday destination can be a challenge.
The difficult part isn’t the official traffic rules.
They are very similar all over the world where traffic lights exist. Some exceptions are countries with steering wheels on the opposite side and where you get the subjective feeling of being a ghost driver. But in general, the rules are the same everywhere.
The challenge is the folks behind the steering wheel
In every part of the world, people drive cars in different ways than you are used to. It seems to be a logical thing; you also get different food on other parts of this planet.
Have you ever driven a car in Paris or Rome?
If you survived that, you might think you’ve had the best training to be a confident driver everywhere in the world. (Maybe besides Bangladesh.)
Even more in Gran Canaria, because it’s a tiny island with a couple of streets, motorways and boring speed limits. Everybody is relaxed and happy, which makes driving on the island a heavenly experience.
That’s what I seriously thought. But reality shows I’m wrong. And so are you.