There's always the bus' Journal
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
8:44PM - Bilbao-Paris
I´m looking for a trip from Bilbao to Paris
Can anyone help?
Thank you )))
Monday, July 4, 2005
Geez, I would have thought this obvious!
DO NOT SPAM THE COMMUNITY!!!!!!!
I've already reported the last user.
Seriously, that was lame.
(By the way, posts like the one before mine aren't really spam. Yeah, they don't have too much to do w/the community, but it's not something that happens very often)
-Your friendly (but angry) moderator
Monday, June 6, 2005
Near the Slovakia, Svidnik there was an accident with the bus that came back from the European Dog Show 2005. There was lost a schnauzer female, pepper and salt. Nine months. Small – 45 sm. Tatoo 3MB0204 on the right ear. It might be frightened and be afraid of people. It might have a yellow anti-bug collar. Please inform us if you know anything. The reward is guaranteed.
+7 095 442 35 07, +7 903 711 83 06, +7 903 759 61 14, +7 903 204 92 49.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
1:45AM - new member alert
Ello, my name's Mallory. I'm your new member.
I'll be 18 in a few weeks and I'm from Louisiana, not New Orleans. I joined this community for next fall I plan to hop across Europe with my lover. We will stay with my grandmother who lives in Weisbaden, Germany, as well as visit Amsterdam, Berlin, maybe some of France. Aaron wants to go to Scotland, but it just depends on how much money we save =).
I've been to Germany five times in my life but only one that counts in my memory, when I was 14. I learned the glory of an orgasm over there, by myself. So it holds special meaning I guess.
Anyhow, I was lucky enough that I got a tour of towns with two German-American girls that knew their way around. And my grandmother let me go crazy, or so I thought...but I sooned learned that it was just a more relaxed way of life over there. Or at least in the places that drew me in. I miss that sense of freedom to just "be" and I am well fed up with America in every sense of it. If Aaron likes it enough, we'll probably plan to just stay. Even though my mother is bitter about HER mom jetting out of the country. Well, I must say I will do what I damn please.
So I'll be posting as I'm making plans and as questions arise...I tend to be full of them. Looking forward to being a part of this and I must say that I do not know what it is to truly love to travel because I have only been to Germany and France...but what can I say, I just want to get the hell out of this place and stop having to pretend that I'm happy living this way...and meet some similar-minded people. Laterrrr.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
3:05AM - Marseille - Lisbon
I'm going to Marseille for studies. My friends from Portugal invited me to come to see them in Lisbon for the Easter vacations, so I wanted to ask if anyone knows if there's a way to go from Marseille to Lisbon
All comments are very much welcome.
Thanks in advance!
x-posted to eurail
Friday, August 27, 2004
8:38PM - BUSABOUT INFO!
Ya ever heard of a little company called Busabout? Well, if you haven't its one of the alternates to the Eurail passes, and a nifty little thing.
First off, I'f you want to get informed you can go to http://www.busabout.com and read about the company. It changes every year, so don't plan too much ahead, or the route you want may not be available.
From the website:
Busabout is a hop-on hop-off style travel network for the free-spirited independent traveller.
Busabout offers travellers flexibility, independence, safety and security, ease of use and most importantly fun and adventure! Our style of travel is nestled somewhere between conventional coach tours and a rail pass. Busabout offers travel passes based on time or the number of places you’d like to visit. You can travel to any of the fascinating cities, enchanting towns and charming villages on Busabout’s network. We have selected the 41 most popular European destinations and worked them into easy to use travel circuit.
You can start or finish anywhere on our network. Create your own itinerary. Combine Busabout with budget airline tickets to make the most of your precious travel time. It’s your trip so, see what you want when you want. The real joy of Busabout is that the coaches are exclusively for independent travelers, so it’s easy to meet like-minded people.
Although Busabout has an intimate and independent feel, it is part of a large international travel group, The Travel Corporation, with over 50 years experience in Europe. Our success has been built on reliability, quality and commitment to service. You can travel with total confidence and security.
What do I think about it? Well, I honestly loved it. Loved it loved it. It's very easy, and the drivers are nice and friendly. I actually missed the bus the first time I had scheduled to take it (I was in Amsterdam and had not stayed at the Busabout hostel) but they came back for us (4 of us had missed the bus) It made us fall back on time, but trains don't come back for you, do they?
1) Friendly staff
Everyone was very nice. A bunch of Australians, but very nice. ;) No, really, they give you a bit of background into the city (yey! you don't have to read a guide) and are helpful on any questions you may have.
2) They come back for you (well, they did for us!!)
This might have been a special case thing, but still!
3) Easy drop-off right AT A HOSTEL!
You don't have to go looking for a hostel all over the city, carrying your heavy bags from one place to another.
4) They cover most of the big cities.
The go to all the capitals, where most everyone wants to go, but they also offer some small cities on the way.
5) The buses are air-conditioned and clean.
6) You meet other travelers.
Most everyone on the bus is in their early 20's to early 30's.
7)Most people speak English!
Yey! Communication isn't a problem. Americans, Canadians, Irish, English Kiwis and Aussies unite!
8) They have activities you can sign up for on the bus.
8) It's safe and reliable.
1) You can't really venture out to much to really tiny cities along the way
2) The guides can sometimes be a bit annoying.
3) They might wake you up when its time for a lunch/gas /toilet break.
4) Scheduled toilet breaks
5) You have to plan everything according to THEIR schedule
6) The routes don't always go both ways.
7) The hostels can be far from the city center.
8) You don't get to walk up and down the bus.
9) The movies they put on are sometimes annoying (like the guides!)
Have something to add? Don't agree? Well, theres that little comment button...
12:27AM - 19/F/USA
Right-o! I'll get started, yeah?
Have I backpacked through Europe. Not really. But I've bussed around. Twice. Kinda. Three times. Kinda.
I've been to Europe thrice (ha ha, like the horrible band!) and haven't really done the backpacker thing. I was 14 when my mom sent my brother (17) and yours truly to the Old World, on one of those tours things (bus) plus to stay with some people SHE knew. It was for a month and a day. It was beautiful. Props to my mother.
The second time I went was last summer, with a friend who came with me because my mother wouldn't pay if I went alone. We definitely weren't made to travel with each other. We Busabout-eted it (huh?!) for 6 weeks and it was nice. Word.
I spent 3 months living in Cannes, France this year and 1 month in Paris, France. That was hot. For spring break I was going to backpack Eastern Europe sola but I kinda wussed out, and a friend with a wonderful heart but a terrible sickness to anything that contained wheat/butter/milk/meat/poultry and OIL of any kind made her sick joined me. Kinda made going to restaurants a hassle. Yee-haw.
Since I'm not going to go looking for members, I'll just post about some of the buses I've used and if people start coming in, i'll try and add entries with good info to the memories. Bien?