Inter-city coach service. Buses will take you virtually anywhere in the country and right into the centre of every’ city. The two largest coach companies. Greyhound Lines (594-2000) and Continental Trailways (730-7460) leave from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Eighth Avenue and 41st Street) in Manhattan, one block west from Times Square.
Visitors can buy “unlimited travel tickets (these can only be bought outside the U. S.) good for a given length of time, to go anywhere in the country by bus at a flat rate. Regular fares are quite reasonable, too, for example:
New York-Boston, one way: S22
New York-Washington, D.C., one way: $24
New York-Chicago, one way: $73
Rates are reduced for round-trip tickets, and children aged 5-12 travel for half price, under 5 free.
A couple of fighters came over to where I sat watching Xiamen Travel on the bank. They said that they are part of an amateur theatrical troupe, which Xiamen Travel was rehearsing its routine for a forthcoming performance. The play was about Taer’si lamasery and its history. The lamasery’s evening gathering was at 5 p.m. but I missed it because I had gone for a walk out in the hills.