Im using busabout for bits and pieces of my travels over the next 3 months. It just seems convenient at the time as i booked 8 days worth of travel, which i plan to use just over the longer stretches of my trip.
Busabout have accomodation lined up which u can use after a days travel (which you have to pay for, but its not expensive) so i just think of it as a few no brainer dayz that i can slip into the next 3 months of very crazy travelling. The guides on the bus will also tell you stuff as you cruising, and you'll meet a shit load of new friends, some of which may have same plans as you, so you could hook up and travel a bit.
I can see it wouldnt suit everyone, but im willing to give it a go...
...oh, and its not like a contiki, where your on the bus with the same group of people for the entire trip. You just jump on/jump off at any of the pickup points when you like.
Just fire any questions at me that you have, ive studied busabout for the past 3 months.
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