If you've talked to me at all in the last five months, chances are you've heard me tell at least a few stories about my time abroad. Many of my favourite stories involve the inexpensive means of transportation I used, especially night buses. I enjoyed the experience of travelling by bus because it gave me the opportunity to see more of the countries I was driving through. Like, Slovenia. I barely set foot in the country at the border to get my passport stamped, but I saw the gorgeous countryside and added it on my list of places to visit.
Here are my tips of items to bring when travelling when night bus:
-A neck pillow (preferably one with a hook that you can clip on to the backpack).
-An eye mask (I can never sleep when I see a lot of lights on and when the sun comes up. A mask helps immensely).
-A Kindle or book. (On my most recent night bus ride I alternated between reading Lord of the Rings and a non-fiction book about ancient Babylon under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar).
-A reading light (This way you won't keep everyone else up if all you want to do at 2 AM is read about ancient Babylon).
-Other electronic devices (Like phones or laptops and Kindles for said electronic devices).
-A really good travel-themed playlist (I still associate certain songs with certain trips).
I highly recommend travel by night bus at least once!
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