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Vietnam-Bus Way to Hell/Hue


Last night, I boarded the bus in Ninh Bihm for the approximately 11 hour ride to Hue.

This was a sleeper bus, which meant that there are beds lining the lower and upper floors of the bus. The beds don't quite go flat but are somewhat reclined. (I rode one last week on the way to Sapa).

This one was WAAAY worse. My particular bed was in between the left and right side of the bus, meaning there was a bed to the left (separated by a small path to walk), and to the right. Which meant I couldn't roll over, even slightly, or else I might fall onto the floor. I had my bag in the front of me, with my camera, passport, and some books to read, and that took up a lot of room in the "bed". So I had my legs around it. So my legs we're at an angle. To make things worse, the bathroom was just two rows back-and not only could I smell it, but folks could jostling me who we're walking to the bathroom. The bus was way overcrowded, with people sleeping on the floor as well.

As the bus continued on into the morning, we went over really really bumpy roads, and I could feel every one. The folks in the back row we're talking too loud-but since they we're speaking French I figured they we're fellow tourists, so I didn't shut them up-because they we're seemingly the few tourists on the bus on a bus full of locals.

I was happy to get off the bus after approximately 11 hours.

Posted by DavidPearlman 19:18 Archived in Vietnam

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