Longest Bus Rides

World Photography + Global Culture

Hello! I’m Jess.

Longest Bus Rides author profile photoLongest Bus Rides travel blog combines my passion for travel, cultures, + photography. I also love food, although I’ve learned to avoid coagulated blood, goat testes, + frogs. Actually, fried + boiled frogs taste quite delicious, but I still don’t like eating them. I know, I know! It’s all in my head!!

Why the blog name? Funny story. It turns out that loooong bus rides occur in nearly all my travels, whether time-wise or psychologically (e.g. I thought I might die when my genius bus driver passed another on a blind curve in Guatemala). In Myanmar, my 5-hour ride on a paved road turned into a 15-hour epic ride ending in a hailstorm and a search in the night for a hotel that allowed foreigners.

I also ride trains, horses, cars, and hike on foot for days as necessary, because buses don’t go everywhere.

I’ve traveled on 6 continents in about 30 countries, typically to places way off the beaten tourist track like the Mongolian steppe, university towns in Poland, + Myanmar recently opened areas. I speak Spanish, but my Danish, Swahili + Kaq’chikel skills are long gone. (Har du det godt? Habari? Habari ako? Utz awach?)