bus travel

What's you're experience with greyhound or other bus travel in the us or around the world?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    absolute shit, worse than spirit.

    but it was fun, met lots of classy characters and lovable people.

    would never do it again.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When I was in college, I regularly took buses between central New York State and western Massachusetts, enjoying what would have been a five-hour drive getting stretched into a nine-hour odyssey through some of the most depressing, bombed-out looking postindustrial armpits of the Northeast while surrounded by unfortunates with skin, money, hygiene, and drug problems. Not sorry I did it, met some characters, but not in a hurry to do it again.

    I would sooner take a cross-country Amtrak in coach again, which also has its grim moments and means three days in a chair without a shower, but the seats are a lot more comfortable.

    When traveling, I almost always opt for the bus if there’s no other or no better option. There are exceptions—I took a night train between Oruro and Uyuni, Bolivia, and it was bad enough that I was happy to take a (much faster, not much less comfortable) overnight bus up to La Paz for the return trip. But if there’s a train I would rather be on that 99 times out of 100.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Another exception are the three Baltic countries where buses are much more frequent and comfortable than their trains.
      Some companies also allow you to upgrade to single seats for a small fee, including perks like complementary tea and coffee.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The word you're looking for is 'coach' not bus/greyhound

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, a bus is the long metal thing that self propels on 4 inflated tires. A coach has 4 wooden wheels and is propelled by a horse.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's a carriage.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        merilard moment

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone here take the chinatown bus between cities before?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      These are generally better because you won't run into any basketball american passengers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        doesn't seem to be true. If you go on google reviews for any of them, blacks seem to be the majority. I wanted to be on a bus full of chinese ladies

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      do these still run? I thought most of them shut down and Flixbus took the Chinese drivers

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did a straight month on greyhound in 2011 with the Discovery Pass. It was fun, but sitting so much fucked up my knees for good. It worked in Canada too so I went as far as Whitehorse, Yukon, and then took a different company's van to Fairbanks

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    There was this moroccon QT who fell asleep on my shoulder in Canada but she left the bus in calgary and wouldn't give me her contact info

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Tim_McLean

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Latin American countries have plenty of rather luxurious long distance bus rides.

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