This is another deviation from the dedication of this blog to the glory of Nigeria. There are millions of Nigerians in the UK anyway.
My recent 3-day visit to London resulted in back and muscle aches. It was extremely a pain in the body to carry baby buggy around all the stairs at the various stops. Even the London buses are not suitable for baby wagons from Sweden!
Click picture and see baby looking worried at a station: sta52119.jpg
In Stockholm, we have escalators and Hiss (lifts) in all the underground train stops. This helps elderly people and people pushing baby wagons to get around easily. Since I came back from London, I have been carefully checking every stop on the Stockholm tunnelbana (underground). Everywhere I went in Stockholm with a baby wagon, I have always used lifts to get up from the underground. Even Gamla stan (old town) has two big elevators! Sometimes I just use the escalators. But I’ve always found the hiss.
In London, you have to be very careful which of the train stops you use if you are going out with a baby in his/her buggy. Many of the train stops do not have lifts and only a few have escalators. What a conservative society?
How do nursing mothers get around in London? Do old people take London tube? Why is the London tube so noisy that babies cannot sleep on the journey? Why does one’s mobile phone not work on the train for most of the journey? What if there are emergencies affecting individuals and they have to make a call? Why are the electric cables used in running the underground so visible? Does it mean the Stockholm underground runs wireless?
Good luck to Londoners! I’ll see you again in the future!