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|Posted by: HoboSylvain | 2013-08-13 09:40:38 | Portland, Oregon, United States|
Keywords: bus, transportation
|A few days ago, as I went from Salt Lake City to Portland (OR), I did a 17-hour bus run. This was a new record for me for a trip aboard the same vehicle. Unlike my previous long bus ride of 12 hours from Kansas City to Denver, this time it went pretty well. That's probably why I didn't feel the need to share the post right away, but also because I had so much details to work out for the next steps of my journey.|
had previously done 14.5 hours on a
plane (to go to Australia in 2007) and on this journey, I also had a
travel rush of 31.5 hours within 36 hours to go from Gros Morne
National Park to Wolfeville in June but that was on a mix of
different vehicles and transportation means.
This time, the bus wasn't full... so I
had a full bench to myself to be able to relax and find a good
sleeping position. Since I had no immediate neighbour, I didn't
have a stinky smoker poisoning me. Another positive element was that
there were a few less stops during the night, so I was able to sleep
most of the time between midnight and 7 AM, so I arrived in Portland
I was also able to enjoy the scenery
after sunrise because it wasn't rainy nor foggy, which helped make
the ride more enjoyable.
I will soon do more long nightly bus
runs, but only limited to 12 or 14 hours. But I will set a new
record in about two weeks by doing a 18-hour train ride from Seattle
to Chico in order to visit my friends in northern California. Those
night runs allow me to save money on lodging... so that's a very good
My entrance into Belize
Inter-city bus transportation
100 days and counting
12-hour bus ride
10-hour bus ride...
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