Isn’t it amazing one can travel between two major cities like 300 miles apart for under 30 bucks? Plus, it’s only a four hour ride? What the heck?! I remember one time I was forced to take a Greyhound Bus from Penn State home to Erie and I think the bus ticket cost as much as a transcontinental flight! And time-wise — shit — you’d think that damn Greyhound circumnavigated the globe it took so long to wind our way home after stopping in every Podunk PA town in between the two cities. Not to mention that an Amish woman with two babies sat in front of me and stared at me the entire ride like those “RedRum” twins from The Shining.
However, the Chinatown bus couldn’t be more different! It’s quick and easy and honestly, seems to good to be true. Like in taking this mode of transportation you promise away your first born child or exchange your soul for the inexpensive fares.
Thanks to this service, my best friend Julie came down from New York to spend the day here before she heads back to LA. I picked her up and we spent the day doing what we always do: ordering massive amounts of food, talking about ways to incorporate flax seed into our diets, and gossiping about what everyone in the city of Erie, PA is doing. Yay for the bus!