Last week I bought a small, economical city car here in the Republic of Cyprus. I'm getting used to driving on the left hand side of the road. At first it felt very strange. For the past several decades in the United States I drove cars with manual transmissions, but shifting my current manual transmission with my left hand feels very different. The shift pattern remains the same (e.g., 1st gear is top left). All the pedals are the same too (clutch is left, brake is middle, gas is right). It is also odd to look toward your upper left to see the rear view mirror, which provides an opposite angle view out of the back window. And here you take a quick look over your right shoulder before cutting over into the fast lane. Old habits die hard. Several times I have approached the left hand front door of the vehicle to get in and start driving, only to realize that the steering wheel is on the opposite side. One time, in the dark, I actually sat down in the passenger seat, by mistake (I'm glad nobody saw me do it.) At least I haven't driven on the wrong side of the road. They also make extensive use of traffic circles ("roundabouts") here, which takes some getting used to. Traffic runs clockwise on these roundabouts, of course. There is no left-turn-on-red rule. Green lights turn yellow for few seconds before turning red; red lights turn yellow for about two seconds before turning green. Anyway, it has been an interesting experience. After driving for many years in the U.S., most of the physical movements of driving were more or less automatic. During the first few days of driver here, there were moments when I felt like I was a raw beginner again. It doesn't take long to get re-oriented, though.