Okay, I have downloaded the Uber App on my phone months ago but never found a chance to use it. On our latest adventure in Paris, my nieces and I went around the Paris metro system to run errands and visit some “musts” on our lists. Being a planner, an analog one though, I started to write our itinerary long before these younger ladies woke up. What train to take where, what route to use to get to the spots closer to each other on the map but may take an hour to walk. I remember many years ago, when we saw the legs of the Eiffel Tower, we thought we were so close to it. An hour later, we were still walking. Those were the days of analog street maps and no Google maps, no Four Square and no Uber. I happened to travel with a digital native the past week, and life has never been the same without a smartphone, a power pack (location settings eat up the phone’s power), and an openness to serendipity and “come what may.” Ros is a geographically-challenged soul in Manila. She and her driver are often the butts of jokes regarding directions… Read full this story
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