When was the last time you rode a bus? Was it out of necessity and was the expe

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  1. ytsenoh profile image83
    ytsenohposted 5 years ago

    When was the last time you rode a bus?  Was it out of necessity and was the experience interesting?

  2. Kevina Oyatedor profile image67
    Kevina Oyatedorposted 5 years ago

    The metro bus was two months ago and the Megabus out of state was six months ago. They were both out of necessity.

    1. ytsenoh profile image83
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Kevina, thank you for your response.  Many people journey out of necessity.

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    I rode the bus a few hours ago to go shopping.  I do not own a car and living in San Francisco, don't really need one.  I ride the bus to work daily and no it is never really interesting.  In fact I normally daydream on my way to work smile

    1. ytsenoh profile image83
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Joanne, I wonder if that's similar to living in New York; so many there may not own a car and just commute by other measures of transportation.  Nothing wrong with daydreaming!

  4. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    A geology extra credit trip in community college. It was actually one of my favorite classes with great peers and a shocking teacher who was always blunt and getting into trouble herself. The trip was great because it was also a test. Since our class answered most of the questions, she gave us 5 extra points on the next test in addition to the extra credit from going on the trip. BONUS!

    1. ytsenoh profile image83
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Iburmaster, great story and sounds like the bonus made that trip that much more eventful!  Glad you got that extra credit.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I rode the muni bus from our hotel in San Francisco, to the Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park, 2 years ago. It was very interesting, we met some teenagers from Canada and a couple from Lebanon, all on their way to the festival. The bus was very crowded, I'm sure it was not as much of an adventure for the regular riders on the way to work.

    1. ytsenoh profile image83
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sherry, thanks for your response.  Sounds like a great journey you had!

  6. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    I use local buses fairly frequently here in the UK for short journeys into town. We have lovely double deckers, plenty of space on the upstairs deck for panoramic views! They're not too bad value-wise.

    My most recent experience of buses for long distance travel happened in Barcelona.We were supposed to catch the overnight sleeper train to Paris but the train was cancelled at the last minute due to a strike by workers in France. Oh no...I knew what the alternative would be...yes, a bus. Yuk.

    We were nearly 16 hours on this WCless thing and despite the reclining seats got little to no sleep at all! Plus, we got lost near the border and had to go round and round the roads of this very ancient town before finally finding the correct exit for the main route onwards!

    How I missed that sleeper train. How I cursed those French workers.

    1. ytsenoh profile image83
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Chef, thanks for your comment.  Those double decker buses are pretty cool.  Sorry for your experience that was unexpected, but it's a memory now, right?

  7. annart profile image89
    annartposted 5 years ago

    We regularly go by bus to the local big town, shopping or just for pleasure.  Now we're 'oldies' and have bus passes it's cheaper, easier because there's not the hassle of parking and no problem when there are buses every ten minutes.  Leave the hassle of driving to someone else and enjoy the scenery!

    1. ytsenoh profile image83
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      annart, thanks very much for your comment.  I hear ya on the leaving the driving to someone else.  There you go!

  8. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

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    We caught a bus into Bruges the other day leaving the campervan at a caravan park  rather than try find a park in the city  . It was interesting seeing a new bus design, new scenery etc. ! We also go on open double decker buses to explore a city like in Berlin. It is a great way to see a place rather than be underground .

    1. ytsenoh profile image83
      ytsenohposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dear freecampingaussie, thanks very much for your interesting comment and image!

    2. annart profile image89
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you get to Bath, in Somerset, go on the open-top tour there; it's a lovely city and you can see all the houses on the hills around it.

 
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