They say that all
roads lead to Rome, but you must know with what kind of
transportation you will use those roads. The bus is one of the most
used transportation means by travelers since it is cheap enough and
it offers beautiful landscape. This means of transportation can also
be exhausting. Discover some useful advice to avoid being
elements. These objects will ensure you some comfort along your
journey. Do not forget to bring them inside the bus with you because
once in the luggage container you won’t have much access.
Bring along with you :
Cushion (to sleep)
A map (to know your route and to learn your geography)
Discman, headphones and additional batteries
Book (if you’re ok to read when traveling)
Travel diary and pen (to write during the waiting moments)
Medication against nausea and headache
Day pouch (to put everything inside)
Pants and long sleeves (in case the air conditioner is to cold)
For long drives:
Tooth brush and toothpaste
An extra pair of socks (the odor of your feet can become
Make sure that :
- Identify your luggage
with your name, address and telephone number.
-Register your luggage at your transportation company’s desk.
Clearly place the destination tag on your luggage. Keep the coupon
given by the agent because the number identifying it corresponds to
the number of your luggage. This coupon is essential to claim your
- When you change buses, make sure the employee transfers your
luggage in the right bus. Ask him (or demand) to see your luggage in
the proper bus or make the change yourself.
- Choose the departure hour in consequence of the desired arrival
hour. To arrive at a new destination in the middle of the night is
not recommended. If it is your only solution, then reserve your
housing before. Some hosts even pick you up at the terminus for
- If the bus you want to take is full, than ask for a ticket for the
next bus. This will allow you to have priority to take the next bus
without waiting in line.
Discomfort, buses at full capacity, long waiting hours and rigid bus
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