Trams, what? is part of the Iraq Homecoming Trip Report.
I can navigate the most complex metro systems. Undoubtedly, my best accomplishment is finding the Hyatt in Osaka (see Where Are You Hyatt Regency Osaka?). Trams, on the other hand, are another matter. First, I have no idea where to purchase a ticket. In Zurich, it was simple (see Sheraton Zurich: Points Save Me from a Hostel). But in Sicily, I could not find the ticket kiosk leading to a 50 euro fine (see Scammed or Stupid? A Big Fine in Palermo). Besides ticket purchasing issues, riding trams presents navigational issues. I don’t know where to get off nor do I have the courage to pull the notification lever to signal that I want to stop. Like the metro, trams are a cost-effective method of getting around big cities. Unlike the metro, I am intimidated to hop on board. I have never been given a lesson on how to ride a tram and welcome any suggestions.