What are the essentials for your “survival kit?”
There are many, many realizations that arise, as one moves from a city of 50,000, to a city of 10,000,000.
One is that having a smartphone is not merely optional. It’s a requirement.
Directions. Train schedules. Nearby restaurants. Subway routes. Cabs. Your smartphone is your modern day survival kit for living in the big city.
Here are the most commonly used “tools” in my mobile survival toolkit:
Google Maps– the most used app on my phone. Invaluable for locating the nearest subway station, best route to get from point A to point B, and for just simply finding out where in the heck I am.
Uber – while the mark of a true urbanite is their mojo in hailing a cab, with Uber even a n00b can get around anywhere in the big city… for a price, natch. Sometimes very pricey during “surge pricing”, there is still no better way of getting door-to-door in…
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