A British health and wellness TikToker shared her experience of travelling on a sleeper bus in Vietnam, claiming it was ‘one of the worst nights’ of her life.
The video by Mia Challiner (@miachalliner) has been seen by over three million people in less than a week.
She and her brother were travelling around Vietnam and decided to book a night bus to travel from one city to another – Hanoi to Hoi an.
The TikToker explained to her two million followers that at the time of booking it, the 20 hour bus ride seemed ‘kind of fun’.
She filmed the experience and gave viewers an inside look to what it’s really like on one of infamous sleepers.
A British health and wellness TikToker shared her experience of travelling on a sleeper bus in Vietnam, claiming it was ‘one of the worst nights’ of her life
She said ‘Now, the average height here in Vietnam is 5ft and I am 6ft 2. I mean, I should have known that was literally a recipe for disaster.
‘Before leaving for the bus station I had a shower at the hotel spa because I didn’t know if the bus was gonna stop at any point’ – she also got ‘snacks’ to be safe:
‘I say snacks but I literally just got diet coke and water, which I quickly found out I was not gonna be drinking.
‘When booking online we were able to choose which seats we were gonna have and we chose the ones at the top which we quickly realised was a silly decision.’
She told viewers ‘On the bus we had to take our shoes off and then headed straight to our seats.
‘Listen, I did not anticipate the fact that I would have no storage space at all. I’ve seen videos of people having these massive beds but I guess not.
‘My room had a little curtain and I got given a blanket and a bottle of water, which I did not touch.
‘I actually didn’t drink for the whole 20 hour trip because I quickly found out there were no toilets on board.’
She said ‘Now, the average height here in Vietnam is 5ft and I am 6ft 2. I mean, I should have known that was literally a recipe for disaster’
The TikToker explained to her two million followers that at the time of booking it, the 20 hour bus ride seemed ‘kind of fun’ (stock image)
‘I actually managed to sleep for a couple of hours with my knees bent and at 12am I woke up to a man walking down the aisles shouting.’
The traveller filmed herself getting out of her small bed on the bus and following the man to the toilet.
She said ‘In my head I thought, right this must be a dinner break and luckily I had picked up a salad before getting on the bus but no I found out this was just a toilet break and I ended up p****** in this hole with my salad in my hand.’
Next, she shared a clip of the bag full of makeup and skincare she had brought with her that she was hoping to use on the journey.
She questioned ‘What the f*** was I thinking taking m skincare and makeup on this bus? I really thought I’d be sat on this bus doing my skincare routine.
‘I had my little salad and the bus did have Wi-Fi so I facetimed my parents, who were literally p****** themselves laughing.
‘The bus did stop at 3am again for another toilet break, however this time it was on the side of the road.
The TikToker concluded ‘Honestly, I think I was so delusional in these clips because I only slept a total of like two hours.
‘At 6am everyone got told to get off the bus but we were still an hour away from our destination. We then got transferred onto another bus and had a two hour ride before finally getting into a grab which took us to our hotel.’
The TikToker said ”I actually didn’t drink for the whole 20 hour trip because I quickly found out there were no toilets on board’
One person wrote ‘I really couldn’t do a sleeper bus, I need a wee like every 15 minutes’ with laughing emojis (stock image)
The video has over 320 comments that were shocked at what it’s really like.
One person wrote ‘I really couldn’t do a sleeper bus, I need a wee like every 15 minutes’ with laughing emojis.
Other viewers added ‘NO TOILETS WHAT’ and ‘this actually sounds like my personal nightmare’.
Another wrote ‘There’s no amount of money I could save that would make this worth it, 20 hours and no bathroom is insane’.
However, some thought that the bus was ‘actually pretty nice’ compared to what they have been on.
Someone argued ‘That sleeper bud is pretty nice tbh, people need to realize that they’re in different countries with different infrastructures’.
One traveller advised ‘Look for the luxury sleeper buses that are sometimes only a couple dollars more expensive but have only two rows in the bus so you get more room!’
Another chimed in with ‘I was there last week. Take the sleeper train. I took Laman. It’s literally Hogwards express. It’s an incredible experience. And has the best toilet’.