Sunday, September 26, 2010

Public Transportation

One of things we enjoyed most about our trip was the availability of safe, dependable, affordable public transportation. Our only use of private vehicles were the wine tours and trips to and from the Budapest Airport. We used it all: train, buses, trolleys, underground metros, and the extensive ferry system. It was a real pleasure to leave the driving to someone else. Stanley got to look at the scenery and neither one of us was stressed!
This pictures was taken on the train from Budapest to Zagreb. Even though we traveled second class, we had this whole car to ourselves. The train from Zagreb to Split had no class distinctions. Everyone had the same kind of accommodation. Called The Tilting Train, this high speed train did actually tilt as we went around curves. It was seemingly unaffected by mountains. We zoomed up and down with little change in speed. Amazing!