1. Pack layers
Thai buses are notorious for having freezing air con. Pack a hoodie and a scarf somewhere you can get at it during the journey.
2. Bring your own snacks
Don’t rely on overpriced bus station shops and cafes who want to sell you soggy sandwiches and sugary drinks. I’ve brought an apple, carrot and nakd bar for my journey, as well as a coffee in my keep cup.
3. Bring entertainment
And bring a variety. I’ve got two books, some Spanish learning podcasts and of course the entire internet! But I always assume there’ll be no WiFi just in case.
4. Pack it where you can get it
I’ve just realised my phone charger is in my other bag. I always travel light so my charger is in the overhead storage rather than under the bus but this is a reminder to pack anything you might need in just one bag that you’ll keep with you.
5. Enjoy the view
My journey today is one I make frequently. If I were in a new country I’d spend a lot of the journey looking out of the window and getting to know a new place. It may not always be beautiful scenery but you’ll get a feel for your fresh surroundings.
Simple enough right?! Now enjoy your journey in comfort and leisure! Let me know what your top tips are, comment below. (Look how comfy and empty my bus is!)