The Dreaded Sleeper Bus

Whilst getting onto the sleeper bus we got talking to another couple from the Czech Republic. They seemed like a great laugh and they said about sitting at the back of the bus with them because there were 5 seats and one of those seats we can put all our belongings on. This seemed like a good idea at the time until the bus was full and someone required our ‘spare’ seat. There we were laying there like awkward sardines with the heat from the engine blasting away – we were now sweaty sardines.

Everyone looked cosy and comfortable and we were stupid yet again and made the wrong decision, but oh well, only 11 hours to go I suppose.

When we got onto the bus, the first thing I checked for was a toilet – which turns out it didn’t exist. No toilet on an 11-hour journey, you have got to be joking! For anyone who knows us personally, we don’t have strong bladders and when we need to go there is no waiting, we seriously NEED to go. 45 minutes into the journey and guess what we needed? Yep, the toilet…already. James went and asked the angry bus driver and he said 30 minutes until he stops. 15 minutes later he stopped, a handful of guys get up and off they go to pee on the side of the road. However, this is no place for ladies to go to the toilet, as I was pushed away by the arrogant driver, that was when I thought I was going to lose all my dignity I ever owned and pee in a bottle.

Luckily, about 20 minutes later we stopped. I’m not even going to try and put into words how much of a relief it was. The journey went fairly quickly but then I’m not surprised because his driving was horrendous. Let’s put it this way, he probably drove double the speed limit! We felt like we were part of the film Fast & Furious. I remember laying there at one point with my eyes shut and I felt like I was on a Roller Coaster! Unfortunately, we didn’t get sufficient amount of sleep so we were super tired when we arrived at Nha Trang. It was about 5:30 am when we arrived, got to our hotel and the shutters were down. Luckily, they must have heard us talking outside so they let us in and we got checked into our room – so back to bed we went

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2 thoughts on “The Dreaded Sleeper Bus”

  1. We took the sleeper bus from Hoi An to Hue, but that was just 4 hour drive. Still, a lot of people experienced the same problem as you did, and the bus had to stop like 3 or 4 times before we got to our destination. They should install a toilet in place of one bed I guess :/

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