Having the freedom of your own transportation is a blessing after waiting for trains, taking crowded buses and being ripped off by taxi drivers for days or weeks on end. But just because you want the freedom of driving yourself around, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your dignity and cause chaos through the streets of Asia.
I hate to call out my gender, but sometimes it’s just necessary.
Dear fellow women, let’s all stop being horrid drivers around SE Asia, it just gives us a bad rap. Not only is it embarrassing, but it is also really unsafe. Sadly some of these accidents are deadly every year. At the same time, don’t be too afraid to rent a motorbike, either. Take some of the same precautions I’ve learned in the last few years, and be able to ride confidently (or at least fake the confidence) around South East Asia.