Long distance bus travel is nothing new but the Argentines have taken it to its most opulent extreme. Combine business class airplane seats with a vast landscape at 55 mph and you get Argentina's stunning pullmans.
In the summer of 1998, I traveled across 5,000 miles of continental United States by Greyhound, in a large triangle with Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Rapid City, S.D., at its corners. It was huge fun for a seventeen-year-old with little money but ample weeks between high school and university, and it was also a great way to see America in a way I had never thought I’d see it. It was also not a particularly comfortable way to travel, at times downright frightening. Back in DC after three weeks, I concluded that it’d been a wonderful trip but that next time I’d perhaps opt for airplanes (little did I know that next time would be in a yellow Chevrolet Camaro with Messrs. Wert and Krewson for company).