Disconnected phones, connected minds \\
The Tube is a world on its own. I couldn't fathom how Brits get by without any telecom signal (meaning no texts, no calls, no way of checking google maps, no way of telling whoever you're meeting you might be early/ late/ or if you're reaching)
I found it amazing how they'd pass time in very classic ways: reading the papers (Free papers were aplenty on streets), books (electronic or paper), doing crossword puzzles, sudoku.. or simply meditate and ponder about life.
Train rides are mostly peaceful with the quietness of a library, conducive for reading. Alternatively, conversations are struck serendipitously among strangers on the same journey, or simply between lovers or friends without the distraction of the outside world.