Bus seats in buses can be very uncomfortable or sometime very
comfortable, I always try to choose a seat about seven to eight rows back
behind the bus driver, or maybe about 10 feet from the television if there
is a television on the bus, but most of all I want to be behind the front
wheels of the bus, and definitely not at the back. The up and down motion in
the back of the bus will make a person car sick or motion sick, and always
feels like a smoother ride in the middle of bus toward the front.
Air or Stuffed I like the stuffed ones better, but they are hard to carry
in my backpack, I have been considering having one made of cloth that I
could stuff with socks or t-shirts so I could wrap around my neck. The
reason a donut pillow for your neck is nice is because it keeps your head
from falling to the left or the right and causing a neck pain. A very good
bus may have these types of pillows, I have only seen them in Thailand so
Bed Cama or Seats that turn into beds.
The best buses I have every encountered are in Peru or Bolivia and they
have seats that will totally turn into a bed, or as close as you can get in
Most buses do not have seat belts but if you do have one it can help you
to keep from sliding down in the bus and hold you in place while you sleep.
Theft on bus - I say this at every chance, do not under any condition put
your bags above the seat in the rack as this is probably the number one
place for theft in travel. I put below my seat and if in real fear, I put my
foot through the strap.
Do not get on a bus where you have no seat you will stand the whole time.
Do not sit in the back or you will be bothered by the smell of the toilet
and people walking and leaving the toilet during the trip. Note that in some
countries they do not have toilets on buses, it appears that the whole
country will not when they decide it is the standard.