Daniel and I are on our last day in Europe before we fly home tomorrow. It's interesting to think about all the modes of transportation we've taken since we left our house over 3 weeks ago while visiting 3 countries:
- Bus (Seattle & Nuremberg)
- Lightrail (Seattle)
- Plane (Seattle <–> Frankfurt, Vienna -> Frankfurt)
- Trains of all types (everywhere)
- Inter-City Express (ICE)
- EuroCity (EC)
- Regional Express (RE)
- Mittelrheinbahn (MRB)
- and the cute yellow putt-putt in Kunta Hora
- Boat (middle-Rhine valley)
- Ferry (middle-Rhine valley)
- Car (on the Autobahn with Jodi!)
- Tram (Vienna)
No bikes, no scooters, no segways, and sadly: no zeppelins.
I love how easy it is to get around cities and entire countries in Europe without a car or plane. This lack of really good public transit is one of America's great failings.