I commuted to Asa Zoo, Hiroshima yesterday and boy did it make sense.
Firstly, comparing my friend who took a bus there, he paid about 900 Yen or about SGD$14 round trip while I paid nothing.
Secondly, the awesome view while climbing the above view was simply breathtaking! The picture doesn't do it justice, can't expect much from my camera's phone!
Thirdly, I was able to stop at my own will whenever I want, when i want. I visited a few shops a long the way, and most were interesting finds! Making for a far more interesting journey to my destination.
So on ans so fourth, there are so many advantages to commuting by bike. I'm pretty convinced that the best way to explore a foreign land is by using a bike unless its just too far! Then maybe getting a foldie will do good...
Other things that I benefited from the commute: Acclimatisation, a good workout, enjoyed myself, got some bargain buys, got lost and found interesting shops/places/views, saved time, etc!!!!
tags: Asa zoo, Hiroshima, Japan