yes, Taxis here are extortionate. but then fuel costs a hell of a lot in most of europe, especially the UK, due to tax.
the best bet is always buses. Tehy ain't great, but they are ok. In london, you can go anywhere in the city on bus and tube for a certain amount... (for me it is £15 because I also have to get the ticket into london from where i live, but i think it's about £7 just for london... which is a heck a lot more than New York!)
if you're in England and you need to get between big cities, check out
you can get around from anything from £15 to £1 depending on the times you go etc. it's made for students traveling to university, so it is generally cheap because students are poor and most of them are savvy about saving money. sometimes you'll get nicked, but you shouldn't get gouged.
as a breif aside, i was doing a google image search yesterday for "fish and chips" and "paper" to show my friend in Minnesota, and one of the better pictures was from your very own site :o)
Yes, Fish and Chips! I was eating the Chips or French Fries for the Americans - Maybe called steak fries daily in Kangaroo court off the Earls Court Tube stop.
No more food talk, I am on a meet
I would get them also to reach below the counter for the Mayo.
Aaagh... hit wrong button.
I am on a diet, so need to keep my mind on celery. Looking to convince a girl to travel with me...
The number one traffic page on HoboTraveler.com is about my Thailand Diet.
As you pack, don't forget you said you photograph and discuss your special gear, the stuff you take to adapt your rooms to what you need.
The Chicago post is wonderful.
Do not worry, I have not fogotten, I am going to do this for next tip.
The problem is space and time.
However, I am thinking Sunday I will have time... Tomorrow
Lots of small stuff in the pack, however now I am back to doing nothing as normal. When I am in the USA I am a collectors of stuff. I restock all the difficult to find items.
Will watch for it!
I think these breathers at home are really restorative for you; shows in your writing, it gets more relaxed, thoughtful and in-depth.
Trust you to find a cool budget traveler-friendly niche in Chicago! I wouldn't have thought it could be done.
Its about manners and ease of life.
Yes, I feel 10 times better, I am in Chicago one of the most agressive cities in the USA and as I waa walking by this black man yesterday morning who was weeding his front shrubs, he said,
I just about died, I said,
"Good morning sir."
What a great country, I listen for the thanks you, please, hello, eye contact, what a great feeling to know that people care.
I almost log in when a person says,
Or any sense of manners.
Nobody wants anything from me here in the USA, I can buy things quickly, service with a smile, same same on many things. I am not worried about getting robbed. Generally thought it is a great pleasure to see the common respect for people. Cars do not try to run me over, they stop. This scares me as I am so accustomed to dodging or running from cars, I do not understand their intentions.
Life is good in the USA, however to understand how lucky I am I had to leave the country.
However as you travel the planet, listen for the thank you's, please, and hellos. Count them and you will see how high they are on Maslows Hierchy of needs.
why is there an ulna on your desk? :)