Any hitchhikers here ♥
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?
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.