27 hours in seat F3

17 Nov

Sunrises are generally a very tranquil moment to reflect on your life but when you watch two consecutive ones from the same bus seat they sort of lose their appeal. I needed to leave Burundi due to visa issues and I found a bus that took me from Bujumbura to Dar es Salam, the only catch was that it took 27 hours. I luckily got a seat at the back of the bus in the middle so I could put my legs down the aisle but that is where the luxury stopped. There were 5 seats in the back row with 7 people squeezed into them. For the next 27 hours I sweated in my seat but I eventually made it to my destination. $20 for a 1509 km bus ride, I think this is one time I should have shelled out for something a little nicer.


4 Responses to “27 hours in seat F3”

  1. Shaaban Fundi November 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM #

    I did a bus ride from Kampala to Dar thru Nairobi a few years back. It was such a horrible experience. The road had huge potholes, lots of accidents, and all other nuisance. I will never do such long bus drive again–however low the price is.

    • FoggyTravels November 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM #

      Yes I definitely feel you on that one but flying is just a little out of reach for me. Luckily I only have one long bus ride left in me here in Africa!

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    […] good thing that came out of 27 hours in seat F3 is that in seat F4 was a very nice man named Iddi. He gave me his information and wanted me to call […]

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