Final Greyhound bus trip from SF to Vega

Trip Start Jun 27, 2009
Trip End Jun 26, 2010

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

On the whole my Greyhound experiences had been pretty tame and surprisingly pleasant. Well my final trip with them was to change that, but not in a bad way. Whilst waiting for my bus from San Francisco which would take me to Las Vegas via Los Angeles, I met this huge guy who was quite chatty and we seemed to get on well, so sat together on the bus. Little did I know he was a ex-junkie Hells Angel biker who was on the run from the law, headed back to his family in Brazil. This came out on the course of our time together but what struck me most was how honest and forthright he was. He was in fact travelling from San Fran to Miami so that he could jump on a container ship to Brazil in order to get back to his Brazilian wife and two daughters. He wouldn't hurt anyone unless provoked and would go to any lengths to protect his family from finding out about his past. Some of his stories about growing up in LA, running with the Hell's Angels and his time as junkie in San Fran were pretty scary and unbelievable so I'm not sure how much was true, but they were at least very interesting. Anyway he's a lovely guy who also asked me to get in touch when I arrived in Brazil. So I may well just do that - but I can tell you I'll be staying well clear of his daughters! ;)
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