decided then that they never wanted to return.
|Looking back down the stairs|
I have just climbed up .....
For the fit and unencumbered the Metro is fantastic. It is on time, regular, fast and efficient. It connects with the bus system and lets you use the same ticket for everything. You can even get off, run an errand then get back on again. I think tickets must work for a certain amount of time but I haven't figured out what the length of time is yet.
Where there is a junction in a corridor on the way to a particular Metro line and you have to decide which option to take there are lists of stations where each of the trains will stop, so you can check you are on the right path. (Despite all this assistance I have taken the train in the wrong direction several times. I tell myself it must have something to do with being in the wrong hemisphere!)
The stations distribute very handy free maps showing all the transport options and marking significant landmarks. It's as good as a purchased guide book for helping you get where you want to go.