This morning, while out grocery shopping, I was reminded about one of the biggest changes that came about in my life due to my move from the
Before my move to the
Using public transportation was very new for me when I first got here, but it didn’t really bother me too much. It was just a matter of adapting to some new ways of getting around! Instead of using the car to get groceries, I changed to walking. I use a backpack, shopping bags that are cloth and reusable, and we bought a shopping cart (like the ones you see little old ladies using) which has a waterproof bag on it, about the size of a backpack. There are 3 small shops not too far from our flat where I do a lot of our grocery shopping. I walk to each of these places and carry the groceries home. That is a bit different, I must admit, but most of the time it isn’t a problem. The only time this is hard is when my allergies and asthma are acting up, otherwise, I’ve completely adapted to this new mode of doing the grocery shopping and other errands! And I take the bus to
The public transport here is pretty safe, but you do need to watch out for pickpockets. They are everywhere in the big cities of the world. I’m always very careful in public places due to my husband’s very diligent training! I’ve not had any pickpocket bother me. However, there can be other hazards, such as drunks who get on the bus!
That happened one time when we were on our way back to our flat from the Metro on our bus. Our bus stopped at one stop, and this very unkempt man got on. It so happened that he was very drunk. He sat down in the bus, and as the bus began to go to the next stop, this drunk guy began raving about politicians. He was very loud…and mad…and he rolled his “r’s” with very heavy brogue! This guy began to upset some of the passengers—not hurting them, but talking to them—and also started making comments about the bus driver, etc! The bus driver hollered at this guy to be quiet or he would have to get off the bus. Well, the drunk guy didn’t care, he kept on ranting and raving…finally, the bus driver pulled over and made the drunk guy get off the bus! There was an almost audible sigh of relief from the passengers when this guy was put off the bus! Something of this nature happens occasionally, but I’ve not witnessed any violence. It is just a very interesting thing to experience when you’re just new to public transit!!!
One of the dangers of having a car here, in
Using the public transit system here, in
There are maps and ticket information available online that offer bus and Metro schedules. Here are links where you can find more information about the public transit system and fares at: http://www.dpp.cz/en/ and at http://www.angrenost.cz/metro/index.php .
That’s all for now! You all have a great day!
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