Now that I am back from Spring Break and done with classes for the semester I hope to get back into the swing of regular updates that pertain to the RTW trip. A few weeks back I made an entry discussing the differences between bus and rail travel and some of the topics to think about when deciding which one is right for you.
Aside from cost, there are three main points that one should think of when picking transportation style if more than one option is available. Those are time of travel, comfort, and safety. For me, I will be doing a mix of both train and bus travel, and it is primarily a result of cost and comfort. Unless necessary, I would much rather pay extra for a sleeper train than riding overnight on a bus, otherwise I am going for cheap. Unfortunately, places like South America do not have developed rail systems so overnight buses, with special reclining seats, are the only option for long 24 hour transit times.