Sunday, August 10, 2008

IFLA 2008 (part 4): Taking the public bus in Quebec City

Bus ride in Quebec City, CanadaI took the public bus from the conference venue back to my hotel.

Not wanting to repeat the "Vienna experience" mentioned here, I did my homework before coming to Quebec City.

I found out you had to buy a ticket before hand, or prepare exact change (I specially looked for a convenience store and bought them a day earlier).

On the bus, I observed how people pulled the rope or pressed the bell to signal for a stop (I did just that when I wanted to alight).

BUT what I didn't notice was how you had to PUSH the bus door from the inside to open!

(Darn it! I didn't know that.)

There I was standing at the steps. The driver and other passengers must have wondered why I'm not getting down. The bus moved on. I missed my intended stop.

Luckily at the next stop two passengers wanted to get down. That's how I learned about the need to push the door from the inside.

Sigh.

What's with me and buses?

(To think that I was feeling smug about knowing what to when taking the Quebec public bus).

Heh.

[see: Part 3; Part 5]

1 comment:

  1. at least u learnt something new this time :)

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