This post is in conjunction with the January blog a day challenge.
One of the things I miss about Boston, is the public transportation. It’s one of the reasons I love London so much, because the Tube gets you everywhere, or you can jump on a double decker for a more scenic trip.
In Glasgow, there is the subway, which goes in a circle. It gets me around the city and most especially to city centre where I can go shopping (definitely important!) and to my office (if
it’s raining I’m being lazy and I don’t want to walk).
There are buses, which generally smell like a homeless shelter, have sporadic heat, and generally have sketchy people on them. However, the 747 (yes, it goes to the airport) served its purpose getting me to work and back over the holidays.
There’s always the train which gets me to city centre as well, and can get me to other outlying parts of the city (like getting to Whole Foods). The thing with that is that it usually involves a transfer (or 2) which is exhausting and a pain.
In Boston the T got me everywhere with relative ease, if not frustration with waiting for the 66 bus. I also had a car and could go to CVS, Target, and the grocery store with ease. Not to mention it smelled WAY better.
I will live in hope that the public transportation system in Glasgow will continue to get me where I need to go. And maybe suggest they invest in some air fresheners.