Tuesday 6 May 2014

The joys of public transport as a tourist

I was pondering what to write for today's Travel Tuesday post when it suddenly came to me in a flash of inspiration. Why not share one of my top travel tips? So here goes... 

It's not really an eye opener, I'm sure most people would agree with me on this but my I honestly maintain that this is the very best plan for exploring a city and here's why:

You get to see huge parts of a new city without ending up with blisters or hobbling for the rest of your holiday. Don't get me wrong I love walking round a city but sometimes that's not the best idea when it's so massive, is it?

You can get the perfect pictures of key touristy spots without people getting in your way. If you're in London make sure you take the 87 bus. If you do you'll spot The Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, The Cenotaph, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey, MI6, Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column and The Tate all on one bus journey. Pretty awesome yes?

You can escape the dawdling crowds on the pavements. Let's be honest we all hate the super slow people don't we? Most especially when we're trying to see everything a city has to offer in just three days!

You can work out how all the different areas fit together not like when you're on the tube or subway. When you're on the top deck of a bus you can see how the city works

You can sit and natter with friends as you see a beautiful city - multitasking is always brilliant! 

You can get pictures of brilliant landmarks without their security guards or gates getting in your way.

You can see a city from a new perspective. For example if you take a Thameslink ferry up the Thames you can see so much of London in one go - The Gherkin, The Shard, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Eye, The Southbank and so much more. It's so much better than just sticking to the pavements.

Public transport has been a lifesaver in past trips to Edinburgh, Paris, New York and Dublin, and not to mention it's how I've seen the majority of London. What's your top travel tip?

Travel Tuesday

1 comment:

  1. I think it is a good idea to explore a city to using a public transport. Actually I am a tourist and I want to visit the whole world from different ways. I have been visiting many areas by using different ways of transport. Train travel is one of my favorite ways of transport. Right now I am planning to go for grand canyon bus tours. I have heard a lot about it.