Jan 10 2008

Vlog: 24 hours on a bus

Published by at 6:15 am under Prague

We attempted to film a video diary of the nightmarish 24-hour bus ride from Prague to Barcelona. Upon watching it now I realize it is neither funny nor interesting. There are two reasons for this.

  1. We did not have the camera on hand for the funniest moments — like when I woke Ben up to find that he had drooled all over himself.
  2. We did not have the camera out for our most desperate moments. You know, the moments when you scream FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I JUST WANT TO SLEEP and violently slam your seat back as far as it will go, even though you’ve been trying to be respectful of the very old, large German man behind you but you SWEAR if he wheezes, pulls your hair, or shoves your chair ONE MORE TIME you will rip the fold-down tray off the back of your seat and WHACK HIM UPSIDE THE HEAD. It was probably best I didn’t have the camera during such moments lest I fling it out of envy at those lucky folks that were inexplicably able to sleep. Instead, I cried silent tears into my jar of Nutella.

It’s funny, though, because almost immediately after disembarking, you forget those moments of agony and convince yourself it wasn’t that bad and you’d do it again. Note to my future self, who is considering taking a 24-hour bus ride: remember that time your leg was so cramped that you could no longer feel it, and in order to mobilize it you had to wrap your hands around your thigh, lift your leg up and place it in the aisle? That wasn’t fun.

I’ll go ahead and post the vlog anyway. Perhaps my mom will like it. Or the guy that searches for “dirty keebler elves” and somehow ends up on our blog.

NEXT: Welcome to Barcelona! »



4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Vlog: 24 hours on a bus”

  1. Stellaon 10 Jan 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I found the video interesting and a little funny…..my cousin Ben is ALWAYS funny! I miss you and love you guys!!

  2. Brittanyon 10 Jan 2008 at 3:13 pm

    yeah, funny LOOKING

  3. Mauriciaon 30 Apr 2009 at 1:06 pm


    I’d really like to know what bus company you used to get from prague to barcelona. Is there a website? Or can i simply buy the ticket a few hours before departure at the bus station?


  4. Brittanyon 04 May 2009 at 11:07 am

    Hey Mauricia – We used Eurolines to take the bus from Prague to Barcelona. They have a website here: http://www.eurolines.com/

    You should buy your tickets ahead of time, either in the Eurolines office (at the bus station) or on the website. Their tickets are reasonably priced, and the buses are fairly comfortable. Don’t forget about the student (under 26) discount, if that applies to you!

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