The independence day vacation along with rakhi were just around the corner when I realized that I had to go home. It had been a while since my last visit to Chennai. I tried to wake early the day before my journey to get a Tatkal train reservation. Tatkal is a god given hope for last moment travellers like me. But the lazy me who worked late the previous night could not get up early and had to think of alternate plans. Thats when my roomate told me about this smooth Volvo bus that goes to Bangalore in 15 hours!! Once in Bangalore I could catch another bus to Chennai and travel for 6 hours before I am home sweet home. Little did I realize that there is more to it than meets the eye.
I reached Bangalore after a hair raising bus ride. I was seated right in the front row of the large spacious Volvo. The bus driver had the impression that he was playing 'Monster Truck Madness'. He had absolute disdain for all others on the road and drove himself to glory giving his passengers some 'living on the edge' moments! Once I Bangalore at around 4:00 PM, I got a rude shock that the next bus to Chennai was only at 10:00 PM. So, I decided to try my luck on train. Right now, I have a on waiting list 1 AC ticket to Chennai at 10:30 PM. Hope some buddy of mine cancells his/her ticket. I would be forever grateful. If not it would be another adventurous last leg ride home.
More when I reach Chennai. I am so bugged that I am blogging from this cybercafe near the Bangalore bus station paying a rip off amount of 28/Hour.