What better way to get a feel for the local scene than to hop on the public transit system? For most budget travelers, public transport is the only way to get around.
Even though we may not speak the language of a foreign country, or even recognize the local alphabet, travelers quickly learn how to move about efficiently on public transport. Buses, trains, ferries and share taxis are not something travelers see as low-class or inconvenient or disgusting. They are necessities, cheap and simple ways to get from A to B.
Why then, when we return home, do most of us never entertain the idea of giving up our cars and using public transit?
With congested roads, global warming and ever-increasing gas prices, there’s no better time than now to reconsider your transportation options.