I want a vespa

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Amongst my friends, I'm probably the only one without a driver's license. Therefore I have been receiving strong opinions about this. So much so there seems to be a campaign going on at the moment for me get my license, which consists of many many emails listing the pros of getting one.

But I don't see the need to have one here in Sydney to get around. I live near the train station and the bus stop is practically in front of my door step. Sure, it takes me a while to get to work every morning and driving will most certainly cut the travel time in half but it's costly to maintain a car and petrol isn't exactly cheap. So it isn't that appealing to me.

Then it hit me - what about getting a scooter license? I've always wanted to own a Vespa ever since Italy. Plus it's small, pretty and cute. Upkeep will be cheaper and fuel consumption will definitely be much less than a car. I guess the downside is the weather - I won't be able to ride it when it's raining or during any crap weather Sydney decides to have.

I think it might be a better alternative. Though friends and family are against it. They are convinced it's dangerous and inconvenient. Hmm... what do you think?

7 comments:

helen said...

LOVE vespas. i especially love them because of the movie Roman Holiday!

Phuc Nguyen said...

Vespas are cool but it's really not practical to get around in Syd on a motorbike. I think it's too dangerous for you. Drive a car :P When i got back here, I was thinking of getting a Vespa but they don't have what i'm looking for in a scooter, which include a huge trunk and a petrol tank at the front :D

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

I love the sense of freedom riding on a motorbike/scooter brings. I don't drive one but I'm always a happy back passenger. :)

Anita said...

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Stephanie Lin said...

Hahaha, I also do not have a driver's license! And goodness, I would totally get a license to drive a Vespa.

Maxine W said...

I think parking would be much easier, but would you have to worry about a Vespa getting stolen easily? I think that would be a concern of mine in NYC haha. If it makes you feel any better, I got my driver's license almost 6 years ago and I've driven twice in the past 4 years! Taking public transportation is heaps more convenient in the city.

trishie said...

I wanted a Vespa for ages too, they look so nice and cool. But never got around to it, I'm so used to driving around in my car.

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