Getting to Valdivia
We took an overnight bus to get to Validvia. The buses are Chile are surprisingly comfortable. A lot of the long haul buses run at night. We were saved the challenge of navigating Spanish bus web sites by BusBud
, a bus ticket booking website out of Montreal. The overnight buses have wide seats with a footrest and can recline 55 degrees. I actually got some sleep on the journey. Sydney planned on staying up all night, but even she slept for a while.
The bus left exactly on time and arrived with a couple of minutes of the scheduled time. Each seat had a blanket and pillow and the staff came by shortly after departure with a snack. The movie wasn’t all that entertaining however. They were showing Battle for the Planet of the Apes. The Spanish dialog was dubbed at a very low volume compared to the rest of the sound. They had Spanish subtitles, but only when characters were using sign language. The rest of the time the subtitles were in Korean. Not that helpful for any of us, and I doubt any of the passengers were reading it either.