Tag: Metro

Hyggelig 4: Foot, Bicycle and the Red Bus

Posted May 13th, 2018
Hyggelig 4: Foot, Bicycle and the Red Bus

We were in the car—mostly the only time I listen to the game shows on National Public Radio—and Ask Me Another with Ophira Eisenberg came on, broadcast from Orlando, Florida. This and that bit went by and a new contest started. The object of the game was to identify whether a particular quotation was from…

Based in Batignolles 3: Beyond the Pale

Posted May 13th, 2017
Based in Batignolles 3: Beyond the Pale

Apparently, our neighborhood does not exist. Consult a tourist guide like Eyewitness Paris and there is an empty white space where one might expect to find Batignolles.  The teal-green blob of Montmartre floats in a void separate from the colors that identify the other quartiers of the city. There is the 8ème and not much of…

In Flanders’ Cities 1: Train, Tram, Bus and Metro

Posted April 11th, 2015
In Flanders’ Cities 1: Train, Tram, Bus and Metro

Mastering public transportation in Brussels takes some concentration. First y’gotta get the ticket machines to work. I couldn’t get the darned thing to take our money! Actually, once you get you started it’s not hard, but getting the thing to speak English and understanding that you need to “OK” ever step is not immediately obvious….