In this case, compliments to Avis. We rented a car from Avis in London. Now, they’re by far the most expensive car rental company we came across this entire trip, but they’re also the only ones willing to let us take an English car into Ireland.. In hindsight, this was a *very bad idea* and we really should have skipped the ferry, taken a flight to Dublin and rented a car there.. That being said, the car is great and they are the only ones who would let us take their car across..
Anyway, those of you following will remember that since I didn’t wake up and Oded forgot to take my driver’s license with him when he got the car in London, he’s currently the only person allowed to drive.. So today, following the advice of Avis London who told Oded when he got the car that he could add me at any Avis desk, we drove to Cork Airport to register me as a 2nd driver.
Turns out English Avis laws and Irish Avis laws are different.. We were told there would be a 1 time fee for adding a 2nd driver.. In Ireland, it’s a fee *per day*.. Big difference.. We were so dismayed and confused, and the lady at the desk was so nice and accomodating, that she decided this whole thing is way too complicated and she’s just going to register me as a second driver free of charge and may we have a nice day! Honestly, the people here are simply the nicest, most caring and accomodating people *ever* and they are making this trip absoltely significantly more fantastic than it would be otherwise!
So Yay to Avis being fantastic people!
Have to run – internet closes in 5 mintues..
More on today next time we get connection..