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September 2, 2011

City Segway Tours, Washington DC…Yes. Yes. Yes. You must do this.

As an experienced Segway rider (is that nerdy? yes it is), I was ok with the quick instructional time and the hilarious safety video where a stick person falls off a Segway in every way imaginable and in the worst ways possible. Then the guide takes you outside to an alley for a practice run.

The tour itself was pretty awesome. The tourguide was well-informed and we hit up a lot of spots that I wanted to visit anyways on foot. I tried walking the day before but retired after covering only Washington monument, Lincoln memorial, WWII and the Vietnam and Korea war memorials.  It was just too taxing on the feet.

Riding a Segway just kicks ass.  There is no better place than the National Mall to ride one of these babies around.
I recommend this tour to anyone visiting the D.C. area whether or not you’ve seen the sights.  This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

October 9, 2010

Super Segway, Vilnius…the bike is dead! Long live the segway!

BeRt and I cruised down the cobbled streets of old town Vilnius (the  entire Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site) and other parts of the city on our rented segways (60 lt/hr from Super Segways). We had the option of hiring a guide but chose to self-ride equipped with a map and a camera. We went from sight to sight on the coolest ride in the 21st century. With these Segway, we can choose to ride in the street, or in the clearly marked bike lanes or on the sidewalk etc whenever we want and using whatever feels the safest for the situation.

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania is a quintessential European city which abounds with picturesque streets and spectacular churches. The city is filled with beautiful parks, and majestic buildings standing proudly atop steep, hilly streets. We segwayed to the Hill of Three Crosses, the Gates of Dawn and the most famous church – Cathedral Basillica which is a stunning example of classical architecture.

Distances between places are generally short in Vilnius, so the best way to get to know Vilnius is to rent a Segway from Super Segways and ride around it at leisure and experience it in all its charm.This is still the true truth as I am still saying it as it is…

May 23, 2010

Dubai Segway Tours…don’t bother

The beauty of the Dubai waterfront…from Jumeirah Beach Hotel…to the billowing sail of the Burj Al Arab is undeniably spectacular.

You need to marvel and enjoy the beeze and view on the shores of the Jumeirah Beach along the Arabian Gulf…but not from the segway run by i-segway. It’s the most boring, hurried, I-don’t-care-about-you segway tour I’ve ever been on. You get the distinct feeling that the Philpino guide is rushing through the motions, probably finding us an interruption to his work (instead of being the reason for it). This is the true truth because I always say it as it is.

April 6, 2010

Segway Prague Tours…a must-do but pray you don’t get this Brazilian guide

Filed under: Czech Republic, Tour, Travel — Tags: , , , , — PEr @ 11:01 pm

The Segway is an easy to use self balancing personal transportation device and is perfect for those looking for something a bit different. I was a sworn advocate of Segway city tours after my virginal voyage in Berlin, so it was with great enthusiasm that I raved and convinced BeRt to join me on this Segway Prague Tours (www.segwayfun.eu).

I now know that the guide makes all the difference. Prague, like Berlin, is a beautiful city with plenty of history and photo opportunities. A segway is a segway is a segway. The guide makes or breaks that 4 hours on the segway. Unlike our superb British guide in Berlin, our Brazilian guide in Prague was at the other end of the scale. Though he knows a lot about the history of the city, he is not nice at all.  He hurried us and didn’t make any attempt connecting with us and by the time we halfway through the tour we knew we had wasted 1.500CZK per person.

Those who posted positive and complementary reviews about their experience in Prague on Segways, obviously didn’t get this Brazilian bloke as their guide.

Don’t get me wrong. I fully recommend a Segway tour around this gorgeous Bohemian city….but do check out other Segway companies. If you have to book with this company, pray you do not get this Brazilian as your guide. I always tell the true truth and say it as it is…

March 21, 2010

Berlin City Segway Tours…the ONLY way to get to know Berlin

Filed under: Germany, Tour, Travel — Tags: , , , , — PEr @ 7:02 am

Moving around effortlessly, seeing Berlin’s sites, tons of fun, cool (guaranteed to attract envious looks), knowledgeable, engaging and humourous guide, time to stop and take pictures. This all adds up to an awesome and phenomenal way to oriented oneself to the city sights.

I am a 10th time traveller to Berlin and yet I thoroughly had as much fun as the first time visitors. I discovered how the Prussians built the country into a military superpower while segwaying through Brandenburg Gate and learn about the last days of the Third Reich on top of Hitler’s underground bunker.

The Segway is a self-balancing, personal transportation device that’s designed to operate in any pedestrian environment. Riding the segway itself was a lot of fun.  It’s a LOT of standing though so wear comfortable shoes!  
Great time!  Recommend a segway tour (only a segway tour will do from now on) to anyone wanting to get a different view of Berlin! Once again, this is the true truth. I say it as it is…..

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