15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Eastern Europe Night Bus

There is only one way to get from Kaunas, Lithuania to Gdansk, Poland, and that is via the Night Bus. You depart at midnight and arrive at 7am, creaking and groaning through flat roads that follow the Baltic Sea. It poured all night. I’ve often felt alone in my travels, but sitting on this bus, trying desperately to sleep, reminded me extra intensely that I was far from home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Camera: VS987
Copyright: © Alicia Disantis