If you're a budget traveler making your way through Central America, traveling by bus is a very economical way to go. The two main bus lines that drive between Costa Rica and Nicaragua are TransNica and Tica Bus. Both are clean, reliable and affordable modes of transportation, but there are...
Because it houses an international airport, Ecuador’s capitol city is a great jumping off place to visit many other areas of Ecuador. The city has 2 large bus terminals, the most popular being Quitumbre at the south edge of the city.
A few months ago, after I had booked my flights to Nepal, I stumbled upon a TV program entitled “the world’s most dangerous roads”. That episode explored a route that included the journey between Kathmandu and the trekking centre and tourist resort of Pokhara 200km to the west.
South America is a large continent, and plane travel from country to country can be prohibitively expensive for backpackers. Trains are almost non-existent, and car hire can be a bureaucratic nightmare, so to get around you'll probably be using the long-distance bus system.
I slump into the back seat of the bus - I have never been so pleased to be on a bus! The last 24 hours in Whistler have been crazy, almost manic. I have a roaring headache (self inflicted unfortunately by way too many drinks last night on what proved...
The sixties and seventies were arguably the golden age of travel for backpacking vagabonds, hippies and soul searchers. I can remember stories about the overland trail to Kathmandu that fascinated me with their richness and mystery.
After several days in the mountains of northern Vietnam at the lovely town of Sapa, it was time to turn my attention to Laos. The options were limited; I could head back to Hanoi on the night train and fly or bus it from there, expensive, or I could go...
I was heading from Poland to Estonia via Lithuania, but was turned down at the Latvian boarder. Then an adventure across Lithuania which resulted in seeing so much more of Lithuania than expected!
Need to making money on the go, then here's a guide to busking while travelling.
Buses make backpacking in India easy. There’s always one going to where you want, when you want, and they are cheap. All you have to do is sit back and try and enjoy the ride. Some though might say Indian bus travel is a form of suffering.