Well this ride was an odd one.
The bus itself was comfortable with descent enough ameneties (if you don't count Thai "self flush toilets" and the pungent urine smell as "standard" you just haven't been in Thailand long enough).
The peculiarities and vissitudes were however pretty funny/weird?
The first thing was that my girlfriend and myself where happy about beating everyone to the punch and booking the last seats in the top tier of the bus, with extra leg room and space enough for our abundance of bags (we are travelling for a while). Now, the funny part was the tour operator - if we can call her that - that slept wedged in between my seat and the back of the bus- I don't know if to laugh or ask myself what on earth these sort of working conditions are for these people, doesn't the company deem their staff worthy of a seat? Also, as I (like most people) like to recline my chair whilst we go to dream land, I was abruptly woken several times by her moving around profusely and had the pleasure of hearing her "cut wood" for most of the night.
I'll keep these next cons short as they are self explanatory;
•Apparently Free WI-FI is offered - not even close to a minimum bar or connectivity.
•Food, yes we got some cake and 2 biscuits and one small bottle of water, but the bus stopped at 1am for dinner, yes you read right, I can't really come to an understanding as to why they need to wake people up to feed them, why not stop earlier ? - oh yes- the commision they receive from the food stops.
•Communication with the tour operator, well, there was none. She spoke no English whatsoever or even tried to explain things using some sort of sign language ? Or any enthusiasm.
•The driver drove like he was being chased by Jason Statham in Fast 5 in some occasions. Sometimes we woke up due to the sharp turns. It was hard enough to fall asleep after being woken to eat at 1am.
•We got from A to B
Make of this review what you will, but here you have word for word what you will experience during this "VIP" service. I'm not deluded or try to delude myself by expecting anything 5 stars for this relatively cheap find, but the core standard customer service and comfort foundations are blatantly ignored. I like to know what to expect, which is why I took the time to write this review.
With all that said,