How to keep warm while waiting for the bus

 In Winter Travelling

I think we can all agree that there is nothing quite worse than having to wait outside in the cold for the bus. Slicing winds cutting through our scarfs, the sound of fellow people stomping around to raise their body temperature up to a normal level.

Although we cannot change the weather, here are some tips to help you stay warm while waiting for your bus.

Dress like an onion

This goes without saying. Put on every sweater you own along with your parka until you resemble something of a sausage roll. If your feet and head are warm, the rest of your body will feel warmer so a hat and boots will go a long way in keeping you warm.


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Don’t take your time

You aren’t the only one feeling cold so avoid keeping everyone else waiting outside while you rummage in your purse in search of your elusive ticket. Keep it in your jacket pocket or somewhere easily accessible.


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Bring a flask with something warm inside it

Soup will serve as breakfast or lunch while warming you up inside. Alternatively, you can bring some hot chocolate, tea or coffee; just make sure it is hot.


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Carry a hot water bottle

They are small, easy to handle and an excellent way to keep you warm. Prepare one in the morning and zip it up beneath your jacket. Water bottles these days come with the nicest knitted covers so you are sure to find one that will suit your outfit if you are worried about such things.


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Start pacing

Up and down, left and right just keep moving as the continuous movement will keep your body temperature at a steady level. Plus, it doubles as a bit of morning exercise. Just don’t wander off too far. 😉


Load up on vitamin C

Although the weather does not make you sick, the cold can definitely worsen something that might already be brewing. The minute the season starts changing and the stores start changing their stock, load up on vitamin C. This will build up your immune system and lower your risk of getting the flu.


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Although we do our utmost best to arrive at stops at scheduled times, we do not however have control over external factors such as weather conditions and traffic. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your booking, you are welcome to contact our call center on  011 611 8000 | 087 352 0352.

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