I was a delivery driver in the UK. I spent hours every week stuck in traffic, driving a manual (stick shift) vehicle, driving along country lanes, navigating roundabouts…I thought I had seen and experienced a lot when it comes to driving and was fairly confident in my abilities. That was until I moved to America. Here I share some of the truths about driving in America (especially from a British expat’s perspective)!
I was first introduced to Uber when I went to Chicago with a friend, they were doing all the booking, I just jumped in for the ride. I didn’t exactly have the greatest first impressions of the service. Our first car was similar to a 1.1l European car where the back seat isn’t really big enough for 2 children, let alone 3 grown adults. The 2nd driver was telling us his life story and all the girls he’s got lined up and the 3rd was missing 3 out of 6 wheel bolts on the rear tyre…I’m surprised it didn’t fly off.
Geeky post alert! I have a bit of a soft spot for Funicular Railways and the city of Lisbon in Portugal has plenty! When I was researching my trip, I knew there was a chance I’d be pushed for time and wouldn’t be able to ride on them all. I could find information such as their location but when it came to which ones were worth a trip, there wasn’t a whole lot of help out there! So here’s my guide to the 4 Lisbon Funicular Railways; Elavador de Santa Justa, Ascensor da Bica, Ascensor da Gloria and Ascensor do Lavra.
Ok, so it’s pretty minor in reality, but it happens, and this particular Budapest scam probably happens in a lot more places, I’ve just been lucky to have not come across it before! It annoyed me more than anything that I’d got caught out by something so small. But I experienced and I feel like I should make others aware of it! In Budapest there’s a chance you may come across wet tissue stuffed in the money return slot of (tram) transport ticket machines.