The East Coast has captured my heart through the public transportation system.
The subway system on the East Coast is nothing like any public transportation we have in the West. Subways are fast, efficient and I do not have to drive. I cannot explain in words how much I hate driving. Driving creates an unnecessary amount of stress and anxiety.
Coming to the East Coast and discovering subways was what initially sparked my love for this side of the United States. If I lived in a city with a subway system, I would sell my car and never drive again. Not only would this solve my hatred for driving, but it would also save me money in gas.
I know the subway can seem scary and intimidating, but it really isn’t. By the end of the first day we were already learning the system and finding our way around. When we didn’t know where to go, we just asked. New Yorkers are not really as mean as everyone plays them out to be. Everyone has been nice and has helped us find our way.
If there is any advice I could give thus far it would be don’t be afraid, ask questions and jump on before the door closes!