“We encountered a serious hurdle in the subway when buying tickets. Luckily, a nice local lady rushed to our aid and punched the necessary information into the vending machine.
That is, she asked where we were going, and then if we were coming back by subway from there, and pressed the appropriate text on the screen accordingly, but I had already lost the thread at the third step. Eventually, the machine issued a small card, which, as the lady said, was valid for the two of us for a return trip. It really was, because the automatic gate let us both in. We went down the escalator and waited a minute or two. The Seville metro is very cool, anyway. In addition to the fact that, as I have seen, it’s pretty much impossible to ride without paying, it also stops anyone from ending up in front of the train.”
“Getting around by bus in Seville is easiest and fastest if you’re going a little further. The ticket costs 0.90 euros. Buses run daily from 6 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. The tour desk provides a map of the bus lines to help you find your way around. If you travel a lot by bus, you may want to buy a rechargeable card at a kiosk. If you are in the city for at least a month and use public transport frequently, buy a pass. The bus network consists of circular routes (C1, C2, C3, and C4) and other lines (north, south, west, and east). You can catch most buses at the following four nodes: Plaza Nueva, Plaza de la Encarnación, La Barqueta, Prado de San Sebastian.”
“For private transport, the car is the most popular, although I see a lot of moped riders in suits every day. Every square in the city has about 10-15 mopeds parked in it and as many bicycles. Despite being in a Mediterranean city, you feel like you’re in the Balkans when driving here, except on multi-lane, motorway-like roads. Although the red and green signs on the lights are followed, I soon learned from the locals that it’s not mandatory to follow the direction of traffic – at least if you’re on two wheels. For example, I go down five streets between the office and the workplace. Four of them I have to go against the traffic, on the road next to and between cars, as there is just no bike path and the sidewalk is generally only 50 centimeters wide – often only 30! – and is occupied by daydreaming pedestrians. Furthermore, many roads and streets are one-way, usually because they are too narrow for multiple lanes. Many times, even turning around is complicated and difficult.