To tell the truth, I was a little disappointed in Paris. The city seemed to be covered in dirt and graffiti and it was so crowded, I had to miss a bunch of the attractions, like the Eiffel Tower. Of course there were some beautiful portions of the city, and sitting on the other side of the Seine eating cheese in a boat across from Notre Dame will be a memory I’ll always cherish.
But how does one get around, especially when little French is spoken?
I’ve been doing a lot of traveling in the past few years and have discovered the wonders of public transport. There’s no real public transport in Nashville, beyond a train that goes in one line with a couple of stops and a terrible bus system, so I never really had experience with learning to read transport maps, figuring out fees and learning how to push my way through heavy crowds until I started traveling.
I might be the only one here, but I enjoy subways and trains and I *really* enjoying talking about the pros and cons of each, so much so I decided to write up a series of posts comparing them all together. Believe me when I say, all public transport is NOT equal.
I’ll be adding a post every time I travel some place new and use one of their systems. While I’ll mostly be talking of trains and subways, I thought I’d throw in a bit of other unconventional ways to travel besides renting a car.
I just got back from a week in sunny San Francisco. I’ve never been any farther west in the U.S. than St. Louis, so I went as west as I could go for this one! My best friend had moved there a few months back and I missed her terribly. We had a great time and I can’t wait to go back!
I’ve long been obsessed with organizing and list making and lately I’ve been feeling that my old system just wasn’t working for me. I was using a combination of paper to-do lists and computer apps and felt like everything was too scattered and I was double booking myself and forgetting events.
Then I started seeing the word “filofax” and the cutest planners all over the Pinterest and Instagram. Finally, after ready a post on one of my favorite blogs, Claireabellemakes – I finally decided to spring for my own.