Introduction: Among many quick sources of travel provided by modem science, the bus has become an important means of transport. In towns and cities, we avail ourselves of riding buses to move conveniently from one place to another. Though we travel to short distances by bus, a long-distance journey is a very interesting experience.
The journey Recently: I have had an opportunity to make a long journey by bus. It was from Dhaka to Chittagong. I was going home to visit my parents during the summer vacation. Very early in the morning, I rode long route bus, which only goes to Chittagong. The bus conductor in his peculiar voice was inviting the passengers to board the bus, and it was named “Shohag Paribahan.” I took a ticket beforehand. The bus started exactly at 7:30 am.
An interesting part of the journey: Plying at a reasonable speed the bus soon left the city and entered the countryside. There were green fields and lush crops on both sides of the high way through which we were trave1ling. The bus ran on leaving behind every· thing, the houses, the hµts, the stretch of villages and cornfields, the woods and hats (market places) on either side. All these sights filled me with pleasant feelings. I was thrilled, with the sights and scenes of nature as well as the humble people of the villages, seen on the sides.
River crossing: The most interesting part of the journey, I was crossing the river Meghna. near Dautkandi. After two hours, our bus reached ferry ghat. The driver politely requested us to get down from the bus for our own safety. At the ghat, there was a strange mixture of noise and activity. The honking of horns, the roars of engines of different vehicles, the general uproar of the passengers were all a part of my bus journey. Getting down from the bus, I felt a great relief from the suffocating atmosphere, of the crowded vehicle. There was a slight discomfort in the ferry at the monotonous cries of vendors, hawkers, and the beggars. Still crossing the river by ferry in the gentle breeze was very pleasant indeed. During the course of journey, I had occasional tension at times when the reckless drivers of other vehicles like trucks and other buses tried to overtake our bus. Once we had a hair, breath ·escape from a collision with a truck.
Destination: The bus stopped only at Comilla, where some passengers got down and some others got in it. I had my seat near the window. The bus started to move again. It made me drowsy. I was awakened with a start when the bus suddenly braked to stop. I found that I had reached my destination, Chittagong Bus Terminal. It took us nearly four and half hours to reach. I got down from the bus, with my cramped muscles and stiff limbs, along with my single luggage. I was overjoyed to see my father there, who had come to receive me.
Conclusion: Thus my journey by bus was very enlighting and pleasant. I really enjoyed the experience