I took the subway!

Very exciting. Yesterday I took the subway (with my Brazilian sister-in-law as a guide). I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. It was very orderly and quite familiar – I often took the subway in New York City (as well as in DC and the “L” train in Chicago). I feel very liberated and am planning on exploring the city using this mode of transportation. 

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14 Responses to I took the subway!

  1. Rachel says:

    Yay! Congrats 🙂

  2. Ray says:

    I think the bus won’t be as impressive. However it has come a long way!
    Congrats on your new adventures in Sao Paulo.

  3. At least in cleveland the bus has it’s good days and bad days. Sometime the guy sitting next to you is eatting a hot dog and tiny pieces come bursting out as he laughs, sometimes peopel fall on you, sometime there’s really loud awful music/singing.. But sometimes, it’s almost relaxing.

  4. nina says:

    Yes, it’s very liberating learning the ropes!

  5. Meredith says:

    We don’t have a car yet so we’re dependent on public transportation still =(…booooo
    I love the metro. In Brasilia it’s so clean and easy. The only down side is that it’s not expansive enough for most people’s needs (at least not until the World Cup).

  6. I tried to convince my husband to not even bother buying a car. Have you seen how expensive they are?? Holy smokes.

  7. Peg says:

    Congratulations! It’s a big deal, to be able to get around by yourself.

  8. Jana says:

    Isn’t it great? The bus will be quite a let down though. Really wish the subway could be more extensive…like…the airport?! Ohh… that would be way too forward thinking =)

  9. Sarah says:

    Good for you! Go for it – with Google Maps (or the SP Trans website) you can get anywhere you want to. Just avoid rush hour and you’ll be fine. Until the airport line is built (apparently, it was originally planned to be built by 2008!), there is that direct bus from Metrô Tatuapé. It can be crowded, but for 4R and 40 minutes, you get to the airport. (There is also the “airport express” that charges almost ten times more, just because it’s a nicer bus that leaves right from downtown.) Have fun!

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