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Any hitchhikers here ♥

share with us your experiences

View Profile 2017-02-22 09:24:15 PST

I’d love to hear about some of your experiences hitchhiking…looks like you do a lot? What are some of your stories?

View Profile 2017-02-24 07:55:54 PST

I’m a hitchhiker. I have hitchhiked a loooot. over 40 countries, more than 60 000 km.

My experience, overall, is incredibly possitive. People invite me to their houses, share their stories with me, go much farther than I expect (even 500 km haha). Some of drivers became my really good friend and we keep in touch, visit each other, etc.

Of course, there were some bad situations too. For example, in Armenia when I had to escpae from a car in the middle of nowhere, there were only snowy mountains around.

So far, my best countries to hitchhike are Poland, Turkey, Albania. I don’t recommend Greece though – I wasted too much time trying to catch a ride recently.

How about you?

View Profile 2017-02-24 13:36:52 PST

This is a great idea for a thread and I’m thinking it might be a good topic for a crowd-sourced article. I was just in New Orleans and met a man who had been hitchhiking for several years around the U.S. and he as well had only positive experiences to share. The one thing he did say is that he kind of gave up when he reached the east coast because it just didn’t seem like part of the culture here.

 

View Profile 2017-03-07 07:12:09 PST

@milena I definitely want to hear more about this: “For example, in Armenia when I had to escpae from a car in the middle of nowhere, there were only snowy mountains around.”

View Profile 2017-03-15 17:25:01 PDT