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Old 05-16-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I wouldn't take a 15 minute bus ride. Many years ago when I was in the Army the Greyhound was my mode of transportation. Got sick everytime. Just thinking about a bus trip makes me nauseous..
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I have used them in Washington DC for short trips and in fact only until we got in close enough to the underground station.

From my experience the buses and coaches in the UK are alot clearner, I took one from Oxfordshire down to London rather then drive a car and have to find parking, it was very nice and timely.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I did take a bus ride of that length or perhaps longer from Cusco (Peru) to La Paz (Bolivia).

All I can say is it was a stunning adventure and one I'll never forget and probably not replicate.
Hey, ontheroad, I've been on that exact same route in the altiplano in South America a couple of times. Took a bus along that road in January 1972, passing through Juliaca and Puno, Peru. Spent the night nearly freezing to death in Puno. Drank some coca tea to warm up and knock down the high altitude headaches and nausea. Next day took the 100 yr old steamship across the lake to Bolivia, then down to La Paz by bus. Going almost anywhere in that part of the world becomes a little adventure, even a simple bus ride.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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Watching city busses in Seoul drive away from the stop with riders still trying to pack inside was exciting!
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Yes, roundtrip from Miami to New Orleans - ugh! The waits, stops, rude bus drivers, scary passengers, transfers in the middle of the night,... plus I cant sleep on a bus!

The train was a bit more decent - although the most time Ive been on one was 8 hours.

Speaking of which, anyone know of any bus or train service that travels from Florida to California? Amtrak doesnt have a direct route anymore.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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FL to CA? I've got to think it would cheaper to fly..(not to mention a heck of a lot more convenient)
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Nice to hear someone else took this or a similar trip--yup, a true adventure. I actually started writing a short story about it, "Direct to La Paz" which is what the bus agent called it--but as you know, we had to cross that lake on a wooden boat, and no paddle.

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Hey, ontheroad, I've been on that exact same route in the altiplano in South America a couple of times. Took a bus along that road in January 1972, passing through Juliaca and Puno, Peru. Spent the night nearly freezing to death in Puno. Drank some coca tea to warm up and knock down the high altitude headaches and nausea. Next day took the 100 yr old steamship across the lake to Bolivia, then down to La Paz by bus. Going almost anywhere in that part of the world becomes a little adventure, even a simple bus ride.
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:57 AM
 
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No way! To have to listen to cell phone calls makes it not an option. I fly, drive or take a train with "quiet" cars. I can see doing it overseas where it will add to the adventure, but even then I would prefer the other modes of transit.
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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in 2005 I took a Greyhound from Vegas to NY, I would not recommend it,, when you are sitting next to someone on the Greyhound the trips are horrible, especially when the person is overweight or is an *******,, I would take a Greyhound for about a 4-5 hour trip but that is the most
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Watching city busses in Seoul drive away from the stop with riders still trying to pack inside was exciting!
You should check out the people hanging onto the outside of the buses in Colombo, Sri Lanka! My tradition of taking public transport in every major city I visit ended there.

This pic is from a magazine in Bangalore, but it tells the story

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