Pumpkin Pooh getting her grub on with a pastry given to her by a fellow passenger
(her grandmother made them :)
Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug, we're off to Serbia. Crossing from Bulgaria into Serbia wasn't as arduous and exhausting as I thought it would be.
YES, we had to get off the bus and show our passports and YES we had to bring our bags from the bus with us, but the process was quick and straightforward. And after we returned to the bus, we were pleasantly surprised with...
Killing Season starring Robert DeNiro and John Travolta
(appropriate movie given it was about the war in Bosnia and Serbia and we started and finished the film while in Serbia)
The bus driver played movies all the way into the evening and the genre of movies varied from action to romantic comedy. There were many bathroom breaks, an extended meal break and plenty of time to just walk outisde for a photo op.
All in all, the trip from Plovdiv to Budapest was great. This trip proves that the bus drivers really can make or break a travel experience and thanks to the bus drivers on this bus route, our experience was quite positive...
...and we arrived at Népliget International Bus Station in Budapest half an hour early.
I'd say that was some good ol' fashioned grade A customer service, wouldn't you?