TRANSPORT & NAVIGATION
Although I was only there for a week, I found the transport system to be fairly efficient. We only used buses, and had no need to use the tube. We were advised by many people not to use taxi’s as they are quite expensive.
Maps can be deceiving. What looks like a distance can merely be a ten minute walk from point A to point B.
Various shopkeepers couldn’t be bothered to keep us waiting while they finished their personal phone calls. Strangers on the street or on the buses were willing to tell us which bus to take to which destination.
Bus drivers are also generally OK, and a few even looked for us in their rearview mirror to tell us that the stop we were at is the one we needed to get off!NOTE: Always ask at least two people to verify directions (some people get a kick out of sending tourists in the wrong direction!)