Midnight bus to Medellin

After now having taken a couple dozen bus rides of various lengths in Colombia I'm ready to declare myself "hardly an expert" and share just a few observations. Buses are a great cheap way to travel the long distances and with so many amazing views I actually have begun to look forward to them. Buses are definitely popular, more people get around on buses than any other mode of transportation by far, and many choose to go from A to B on an overnight bus. One benefit of the over-night bus is that you don't have to pay for a place to sleep for that night. We decided to take one from Bogota to Medellin, 9 hours of... what's the opposite of comfortable? ...