Which means of transport do you use usually? I usually go by foot.
Why do you use it? In my opinion going by foot provides the highest degree of independency and, of course, is the most cost saving alternative. My home city is a very small one, therefore the distances are manageable. In bigger cities I usually use the subway.
I often use the “ship of the desert”, a camel. This means of transportation is just for fun. Sometimes people in the neighbourhood organize a camel riding competition, which always guarantees much fun.
Which is your favorite means of transport? The camel, of course.
Why? Most tourists complain about the camel riding. But they are not used to it. My backside does not hurt after one hour;-), quite in contrary it’s much fun and tradition in our country. Everytime riding a camel is still a special adventure.
Simple yet brilliant: If your are in a hurry, ring a bicycle bell. People seem to be trained on making way if they hear this sound. We’re impressed that it even works in the subway – at least in Japan.
Do you think this would work in your country just as well?
“I Look & Move”, a stop-motion animation by Constantine Konovalov and Irina Neustroeva shows 90 sec of walking around in Moscow. They added all sites of the shooting to an interactive map – this means you could follow their traces on your next trip to Moscow. Realizing the video was a quite difficult task because of the widespread prohibition of photographing and filming in the city center. It took them about 3 months to finish the video – you can also watch a short making of video on their website.
At the very latest since James Bond “Casino Royale”, free running (or Parkour) got a lot of attention. Well, it’s said to be a fast and efficient way to move – especially in cities. Just think of being late for a meeting.
But please do not try this without training. The kids in Nicaragua show you how far you can get within a short period of time.