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Does anyone have any tips on how to survive a 6 hour National Express journey at night?
It's a good one though isn't it?
And I have down this ona long coach journey before and it worked, and all my belongings were still with me.
but i can never do that.
so listen to music. on an mp3 player. although i was using a walkmen last time i had to do such things. i am old.
a nice mixture of listening to music, reading a book and sleeping. simple as that.
and getting drunk isn't an option.
I'm seeing forward russia before i set off too, so i'm going to be all sweaty. EWWW!!!!!
then do that, I get very travelsick though when I read on a coach :-(
you know it makes sense.
i'll probably read.
Gameboys seem like a good idea. I think i might have pokemon somewhere....
super mario take that with you.
you instead of him there. sorry.
take a pillow and listen to some nice gentle music.
find a Game Boy and play Tetris all night!
try 9 hours from London to Newcastle overnight. Joy Division on your ipod works - there's something about 'closer' and motorway lights flashing by thats amazing.
Oh yes, and look forward to the midpoint stop off at a service station. After 4 hours on a national express, even the most mundane of Welcome Breaks will seem more exicting than Alton Towers.
Leicester > Inverness.
i'm not really sure what i was thinking...
hence needing tips now...
did that take 9 hours? it takes 6 in traffic during the day.
cos it goes to places en route like sheffield. i used to frequently do 8 hours on the manchester to cambridge route, like
and based on that experience I think you'll need:
Possibly some kind of moistened towelette
it still shouldn't take that long.
many times during that journey, believe me.
Other questions I was asking were 'why didnt i get the train' and 'why does the guy sitting next to me keep trying to fall asleep on my shoulder'
That was the last time i took the National Express.
i used to do that journey all teh time, to be fair. and it tended to take about 7 hours.
internet-dater called 'Brock' who doesn't believe that Eric Clapton is 'an Englander', that there is a channel tunnel, and that I don't live in a haunted castle. You certainly don't want to be sitting next to him for the 30 hour trip from Toronto to Winnipeg.
having a book read to you takes way longer than reading it and is just as enjoyable.
and food, drink and a cushion
don't get drunk, you'll just feel sick and need the toilet loads.
It's really not good.
Just take music and stare out of the window.
I actually quite enjoy coach journeys for that reason.
coach journeys when hungover are not in any way good.
you need lots of music and to be quite drunk