jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012

A day in Denver and an adventure with Greyhound

During my vacations in Vail, CO, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Denver and it was amazing.
I visited the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado Capitol, the Denver Botanic Gardens and even the Cherry Creek Mall.

Here are just some of my thoughts about the city
* Fantastic atmosphere, people are very nice
* Although is a medium city, it has a lot of parks, little pollution and a good weather (except on Winter).
* The Denver Art Museum is a must, is one of the best Art museums in the country
*The  Denver Botanic Gardens are beautiful and huge. I'm not sure how nice they are during winter, but if you are in the city try to visit.

* The Colorado Capitol is a very nice building but the best thing is that there is almost no limits in where to go. You can even knock the governor's office door and watch the Senate Sessions.
* If you want to go shopping, then Cherry Creek Mall is the answer.

Denver might not be a huge city but it sure is a nice city with a lot of things to do. So if you have a long layover or happen to be here, visit this city.

My experience with Greyhound

I have been to several countries using several airlines, from Lufthansa to Cubana (the world's most dangerous airline). I have never taken a bus in another country apart from Mexico, but I have taken the Amtrak Train and the SBB train in Switzerland.

Prior to my small trip with Greyhound I heard really bad comments. But the reality is that the company is not that bad, it's their passengers.
On the first journey, the bus departed on time, arrived on time and practically everything was fine.
On the second journey everything was different.

Because the Denver public transportation bus arrived 10 minutes late, I almost didn't make it, I did not even had a ticket and it was already 7:05 and the bus was schedule to depart at 7:00. And when I asked the person in the front of the ticket line, if I could be first because my bus was leaving (almost crying) he just said no.
Fortunately, the 2nd person in line did let me in, and because of Karma, God or luck I obtained my ticket first than the "nice" guy in front of me.

On board the bus, the only problem I had was the lady next to me. Apart that she had her feet uncovered almost touching me, she was swearing/talking to the seat in front.

And btw this was a comment from another passenger:
"Wow, this station is the same like an airport"

I don't know to which airport he has been to, but not even the ugly Argentinian airports look like this.

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