Tag Archives: Tube

“You’d be home by now.”

People in Lebanon spend more than 16% of [their] individual productive time in traffic. Urban Transport Development Project – World Bank For six months, straddling a winter and early summer of a few years ago, I tried commuting to work … Continue reading

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The night raid to Billingsgate.

Shopping for food in the UK is often not, for yours truly, a joyous experience, and this is due to the utter lack of variety. Honest, there’s more individuality in a pool of cloned cells than in UK’s supermarkets. Even … Continue reading

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The years of commuting dangerously. Excerpts of life in Transport for London’s hands.

Like everyone else, I use social media to share utter gibberish (think penguins slapping each other, Russian drivers’ antics, Economist articles) and moan. My social media of choice is Facebook and the primary objective of my tirades, the exclusive subjective … Continue reading

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Not on the Circle Line: glimpses from London’s outer boroughs.

Like many other Londoners, I spend most of time outside the centre, the area – roughly delimited by the Circle Line’s tracks – where the overwhelming majority of the tourist attractions are and where visitors flock. Outside, oblivious to them, lie beautiful … Continue reading

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