Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Rentin and driving a car in Chile

CAR RENAL: about 20 EUR per day
rather quick and standard procedures on the airport.
EU driving license accepted. No need for International Driving License.

ROADS: In excellent conditions, many highways, all paid. 

 maximum speed limit of 120 km/h

 it is very safe driving.

PETROL STATIONS: are everywhere, very cheap gasoline 0.8 EUR per liter.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Iran - practical tips

prepare e-visa online, with any agency it costs 20 EUR per person

visa 75 EUR per person + official insurance obligatory on the airport 14 EUR per person


Taxi 1000000 (7 EUR) to city center or take a metro (so cheap I can not even tell how much is is)

Metro in Teheran is very efficient (remember there are still some compartments only for women).

Airplane tickets domestic flights very cheap, easy to buy with any Iranian agency (https://welcometoiran.com/).


Install a Snap it app, you will need an Iranian cell number.


At the airport buy a Iran sim card (passport needed) for 3 EUR and add dome data for 4 EUR per week unlimited.


better to reserve with an Iranian agency.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Driving and renting a car in Lebanon

CAR RENAL: about 25 EUR per day from  companies on the airport,

INTERNET: buy the car for mobile internet before you leave the airport at the duty free zone.

EU driving license accepted. 

ROADS: Medium and bad road conditions, many obstacles on the road, not too many scooters, no speed radars. Beware crossing the mountain roads even in the end of May : a lot of snow.

TRAFFIC: crazy, Arabic, fast in towns, but not the worst on the planet. Driving lines not respected. Cars against the traffic, turning around on the roundabout against the traffic! The bigger car, more rights on the street it has.But you can do it. 

PARKINGS: in Beirut expect to pay 17 EUR per night at wallet parking. But for a short period of time you can park for free anywhere.

TOLLS: no toll roads.

PETROL STATIONS: cheap gasoline 1250 LBP. Pounds per liter = 0.8 EUR 

1 EUR = 1450 LBP

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Driving and renting a car on Fiji

DRIVING: on the left side. 

CAR RENAL: rental at Nadi airport, all car rental companies in the Arrival hall.
We choose a local BULA BULA company.

 Price is about F$110 per day (Hawk)
Deposit  $700.00   (still not returned to my card  after the end of rental)
Fuel Policy Full to Full 

EU driving license accepted. 

ROADS: main roads in Medium, bad conditions, a lot of gravel roads, but no need of 4x4

TRAFFIC: moderate, intense in Nadi.

PARKINGS: free, very expensive paring in Denarau marina, $40 a day.

PETROL STATIONS: cheap gasoline $2,05  per liter


Many speed bumps almost all of them well marked. 

Driving and renting a car in Malayasia.

DRIVING: on the left side. 

CAR RENAL: rental at Kuala Lumpur airport, cheaper car  rental companies found on the airport parking, easy to walk, 4min from terminal. Price is about 25 EUR per day (Hawk)
Deposit MYR 500.00 including tax (returned to my card a few days after the end of rental)
Fuel Policy Full to Full 
EU driving license accepted. International Driving License for police control only.

ROADS: Medium, good road conditions, good and easy driving.

TRAFFIC: moderate

PARKINGS: inexpensive

HIGHWAYS: tall to pay by e/money cards Touch ‘n Go card (buy a card at Hawk ) a card cost 10,60 RM, easy to top up everywhere
Although it is said you can not pay bay card or cash, but in fact in every toll there is a cash/card paying gate.


PETROL STATIONS: cheap gasoline 2,05 MR per liter