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Taking an overnight bus while traveling is often a great option. Not only can you cover a lot of ground without losing time, but you can also save money on a flight or hotel room. The journey itself, however, can be challenging—especially your first time. But, don’t worry – Defalme has experts to take you though always… Everybody would like to board a cheap bus to save more money, but sometimes it’s worth it to take the more expensive bus especially when issues of SAFETY are to be considered. 1. Make sure the route is safe & trusted Check local travel advisories and be sure the bus route is not one where robberies and/or accidents are common at night. If you see warnings about this, you might want to opt for a day bus. 2. Just book the first-class bus Think long and hard before buying a ticket for the cheaper or cheapest overnight bus. Does it look safe and decently maintained (eg, are tires bald)? Can you imagine being in one of the seats all night? Will there be two drivers, taking turns—or just one for the entire night? If you’re unsure and/or have a bad gut feeling, then it might be best to take more expensive, higher quality overnight bus. 3. Choose your seat carefully Choose a seat in the middle of the bus. There are several things to consider when picking your seat:
- Window or Aisle? Some people feel they’ll sleep better near the window; it means more ways to create a makeshift pillow. Others (like me) prefer the aisle because there’s more space and a way to stretch out.
- Near a man or woman?You should sit where you feel most comfortable. I tend to sit next to a woman or a teenager. The few times I’ve sat near a man (whether seats were pre-assigned or not), I had some unpleasant encounters. If you’re a male traveler, then the choice might be easier. My advice is to state your preference when you buy the ticket if seats are assigned in advance.
- Front, back or middle?The further back you sit, the bumpier (and possibly weirder) the ride may be. Sit too close to the front and you might see things you don’t want to see—the road in front of you, that is, and the scary way in which the driver is taking the hairpin turns. Of course, if you like rollercoasters, then you might enjoy a seat up front.