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Old 06-08-2013, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by evan83 View Post
Since the OP is a Brit, I most definitely recommend him travelling by Greyhound to see a gritty underclass of American society that he may not experience hanging out at college bars in college towns with his college buddies. I also highly recommend shopping at Wal-Mart.
Come to think of it, you just may have a point there. Still, there are ways to do that and avoid traveling by Greyhound. That bus line is the worst way to travel, imo.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by hrvyspctr View Post
Why is Greyhound so synonymous with abhorrence?
Well, take that bus and you will find out!

Here's why I hated it: very, very uncomfortable seats, esp. for long distance. Very, very rude and very obnoxious bus drivers. Anyone working in the terminals couldn't care less about you if you have a problem, question, are lost. I have had homeless beggars help me out more than Port Authority workers in NYC. Very uncomfortable and pretty seedy stations.

Amtrak is much better on all counts. Cleaner, more comfortable, faster (or so it seemed). Plus, they paid more attention to safety. There are also restrooms, a café and lounge car on board the train. If you need to travel overnight, there may be a sleeper car available. It's expensive, but sometimes worth the expense.

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