Ten lane traffic, car wrecks every hour, reckless drivers and directions that lead you to nowhere. Add some cursing in multiple languages to it and we're talking about big cities where the traffic is not really a pleasure to be a part of. We have something that is called navigation system that might help us not to get lost while going deep into the center of the city.
I've been driving in a lot of those big cities and somehow it's always a challenge. I normally refuse to take a taxi because I want to explore the jungle myself. I want to be part of that chaos, at least for a a certain amount of time. I depends whether I'm visiting for business or pleasure of course and the length of my stay.
Thinking back it's hard to choose what the worst city was I've been driving in. London was strange because I was focusing on driving left and trying to get used steering and sitting on the the other side of the car. Did the same in Malta and drove about 50 yards on the sidewalk although Malta is an island and not a big city. But that was a memorable experience as you might imagine.
Paris makes me always smile. Always constant chaos but I know my way around on the " perifirique ". I considered New York a challenge and the yellow cabs only make it one big adventure. Especially when they start yelling at each other. Rome is terrible and so is Madrid. Especially in Rome I wouldn't recommend a taxi unless you constantly want to hold an eye on the meter.
Parking in the big cities is first of all very expensive and second of all you have to be lucky to find even a spot at all. But as I mentioned before, all part of the challenge.
What do you think is the worst city to drive in or the worst city you ever have been driving in?