"Trams, tuk-tuks and trendy scooters, city centre touring options in Porto"
Waiting for a #tram
in the city centre of #porto
seems to take ages but then segways, tuk-tuks, classic cars and #vespa
scooters, plus a tram all come along at once.
How many ways are there to tour and explore a city?
I guess every city is different, aside from the obvious options of walking, cycling or taxis. Nowadays, there are a plethora of choices from organised free walking tours and hop on-hop off buses to segway tours, trams or metro systems and river boat or canal tours.
In Havana it's possible to take a classic #cacharros
ride around the Cuban capital, Barcelona has a tour involving old Seat 600s, an attention grabbing city tour for sure. There are beer bikes in Berlin and every major city has foodie, architectural history or mystery tours, in fact a selection of themed tours to rival the variety of tastes of the multitudes of visitors.
As I stood on a city intersection in the old town district of Porto, patiently waiting for a tram, which don't appear to run every five, ten or even fifteen minutes, a variety of transport methods passed me by.
Several tuk-tuks, a segway group, two immacuately dressed ladies on bright red #vespas
, two other chic scooter riding city explorers plus a string of classic cars and sports cars.
Being relatively close to the old town railway station, there was even a stream of more than thirty people towing trolley bags. Either returning to their home city or visitors in search of booked accommodation for their stay.
Eventually a tram arrived and I got my shots, however if the tram schedule seems slightly infrequent, they're attractive and worth the wait. Besides, there's plenty more of interest going on, so what's the rush?
What's your favourite way to explore a new city? #vannythevito
TIP: Arriving in a new city with a plan to photograph the iconic architecture, transport systems or landmarks is commendable, demonstrating a willingness to research a destination. However, avoid becoming blinkered to other opportunities, keep an eye open for interesting situations and the story will find itself.