Using public transportation saves you tons of money while giving you access to parts of the city popular with locals and tourists.
It also puts you in the perfect place to people watch and make friends.
In London, we got lots of attention riding the tube because of our accents. Londoners seemed amused at the American females asking tons of questions about their city. And they were happy to give recommendations.
As a bonus, you can usually buy a plastic, transit card that would make a perfect addition to your travel journal.
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