I have to admit, I actually enjoy taking the subway in NYC. I think that’s one way to have real, accurate perspectives of life in the city. After all, most New Yorkers take the subway. I’m generally comfortable taking public transportation, even though the MTA system has countless of delays and can be very crowded.
I don’t know why it took me so long to take my first trip to Montreal, Quebec. It’s close enough to the New York area where I live, they speak French there, a language I grew up speaking, and Quebec is a unique place. All perfect reasons to go there. But, it took me a decade to finally visit Montreal.