Ash and I lived on long haul buses for a while and traveling by buses are in no way luxury travel. Buses are miserable; there’s no way of making a 10+ hour bus trip enjoyable. Unfortunately, there is very little one can do because they are what they are and when you’re trying to keep travel costs down. Buses are one of the cheaper options if not the cheapest, especially when it can get you to places that Ryanair might not be able to. Ash and I have had our fair share of bus rides and do what we can to cut down the number we have to take. Like the time that we coerced a total stranger to give us a ride to Kosovo.
Last October, Ash and I had just finished a bus journey from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Kotor, Montenegro. The trip was fairly uneventful and pretty comfortable as far as buses go. It was also a pretty short trip as it was only about four hours. At this point in time, we had been practically living on buses the last couple of months and were worn down (know that in Croatia the easiest way of getting around besides car is by bus).
Unfortunately, we only had a night in this fairytale walled city before we were back on a bus off to Kosovo. An early morning bus and a single night in a city are definitely not ideal, but we were going to make the best of it and find a bite to eat and maybe a drink or two....