Today, I spent most of the day on the Eurolines bus from Hamburg to The Hague. Luckily, the bus was both nearly empty and fast, arriving over an hour before schedule.
Interestingly, near the border, immigration officers entered the bus to check everyone’s passport and I expected to be questioned extensively. However, for a change, they weren’t picking on me, but on a well-dressed black guy who only spoke Portuguese. According to the officers, the guy’s ears didn’t resemble the ears of the guy in the picture and he was taken off the bus.