- 24,065 kms
- 24 min
Average distance of hitchhiked trip: 209 kms
- 15 very good experiences
- 313 good experiences
- 3 neutral experiences
- 1 bad experiences
Type of rides:
- 200 Fahrts with a car
- 33 Fahrts with a truck
- 2 Fahrts with a bus
I'm a Slovak hitchhiker from Bratislava. Happy to host you if you ever end up in my neck of the woods :)
Vienna → Breclav
Weirdest ride ever, ended up in a tow truck
Relatively uneventful start, hitched at a spot which wasn't that great last time, but this time almost immediately an Austrian guy stopped. The guy was going back to Vienna however, so I declined. Shortly afterwards a Czech guy with a Moravian license plate pulled over and was going directly to Brno, which was awesome. Literally 2 minutes into the ride the car started… (lese mehr in Trips)
|vor 10 Tage|
Brno → Vienna
Same guy, same time
I was hitching at my favorite gas station in Brno. The guy who picked me up last time and drove me all the way to Vienna told me that he drives the same truck at the same time every single day at 5.30. Well this time he was late, but happily picked me up 5.55 :P We talked a bit about cars and stuff.
|vor 11 Tage|
Vienna → Brno
Polish guy from Bochnia
Cool Polish guy from Bochnia (a really random place I've actually been to by complete accident). He worked in Austria and was a building janitor. We had a great conversation about how dealing with people is difficult as we both have or had jobs, which entailed it. Sometimes people just vent their frustration at you, which is something we both understood really well. The… (lese mehr in Trips)
|vor 17 Tage|
Brno → Vienna
Nice guy who does daily deliveries to Vienna. We talked about our lives and how he's been delivering to the same Austrian company for the past 30 years. I really liked his Moravian accent. Offered to take me to Vienna anytime I feel like it, as he pretty much always departs from the same spot at the same time.
|vor 17 Tage|
Lukovica pri Domžalah → Brno
My heart skipped a beat when I saw a Slovak license plate. It was two Slovak Hungarians going home from Italy in a van and although they werent going far, it was in the right direction and past a highway junction. While waiting for them to refill and a random Slovenian pulled up and asked if I needed a ride, owning up to Slovenias good hh reputation.
Two Slovenian women
Two Slovenian women who I talked to in my broken Serbian. Didnt hesitate much. Fairly quiet ride, but later asked if I spoke English and we talked for a bit. Took me to Maribor.
Austrian youth soccer team
Talked to these guys at a gas station in Slovenia and they were going all the way to Vienna in a bunch of vans, which was awesome. They were returning from some soccer turnament in Croatia, where theyd lost. Didnt talk much, their accent was almost incomprehensible for my petite Hochdeutsch ears. Dropped me off at a pretty deserted gas station before Vienna.
Italian guy with a Czech wife
Asked this guy in an Italian van, not giving it much of a chance. However, it turned out the guy had a Czech wife back in Italy and was going to Olomouc! He was delivering marble panels to some posh apartment all the way in Stockholm! We had a great conversation and talked about how hes installed these marble panels his entire life and how he worked in Prague in the early… (lese mehr in Trips)
|vor 2 Monate|
Brno → Ljubljana
Polish guy who I talked to at my favorite gas station in Brno. He was going to some village near Vienna, but considering my previous experience with gas stations on the Brno-Vienna autobahn, I decided to get out at the border and hitch there. The guy worked as maintenace for cell towers, which I found fascinating, so we had a really interesting conversation about it. He… (lese mehr in Trips)
Awesome Ukrainian trucker
Getting of at the Austrian border really paid off, as a Polish truck pulled over fairly quickly thanks to my "Graz" sign. He was going all the way there, so this was a perfect ride, getting me past the nightmare of Vienna. The trucker was Ukrainian and we had a great conversation in Russian. He used to be a smuggler between Ukraine and the rebel held territories, which he… (lese mehr in Trips)
Austrian guy driving an old "handicapped transport" van. Talked to him after a fairly long wait at a gas statio, which I though was great originally. Although it was a bit difficult to understand his German, we still had a good conversation about how Flixbus fucked me over (the one time I didnt hitchhike and took a bus to catch a flight and guess what, the guy takes off… (lese mehr in Trips)
Entrepreneur from Brno
I was quite happy to see a Czech license plate at a gas station, which seemed a bit dead. The guy actually departed from Brno a couple of hours later than I did and was actually going all the way to Ljubljana! We had a really interesting conversation about his business (he owned a clothing company) and it was so exciting to listen to someone with so much experience. We… (lese mehr in Trips)
|vor 2 Monate|
Brno → Vienna
I was waiting at a terrible spot (found a much better one later on), but a truck quickly pulled over. The guy was delivering mail to a distribution center, which is fairly unusual (theyre usually not allowed to pick up hhkers). They guy was quite sarcastic, but fun. Drove me to a pretty good spot.
Guy from Brno collecting water in the reservoir
Really nice guy who regularly drives back and forth between the reservoirs on the Austrian border to collect water to drink in Brno. Went out of his way to get me as far as possible towards the border.
Nice Belarussian trucker in a Polish truck. We talked in Russian about Belarus, Poland and stuff. Drove me to a pretty bad gas station right in front of Vienna.
Terrible spot - awesome ride
After an hour of abosutely no one going towards Vienna and trying to get the hell out of the gas station/autobahn, I gave up and went back to the gas station. While still walking on the on-ramp a car approached and I tried to hitch it. It was a mom with her kids going to a mall south of Vienna. They were really nice and we had a nice conversation about hitching and how she had Czech ancestry.
|vor 3 Monate|
Rybachy → Elblag
Nice older guy who talked a lot about the history of Kaliningrad and pointed out nice old German buildings along the way. Also pointed out a military base, which we passed by and which was insanely secured (signaling strips, armed soldiers, razor wire fences, electric wire…). In the end he went out of his way to get me to the border crossing. He showed me his military ID… (lese mehr in Trips)
Insane Polish (ex)smuggler
Guy in a small Polish truck, who was going to Russia pretty much just to get cheaper gas. The crossing took a while because it was a Polish border obviously… We talked about everything and the guy kept mentioning that he used to work with the customs agents, which I didnt quite understand. Once we finally got to the Polish checkpoint, he was directed into the xray (for… (lese mehr in Trips)
Russian marshrutka for free
I was all fresh after spending a perfect night in my tent on a sand dune overlooking the sea – it was a national park, so probably illegal AF… Walked through the forest back to the main road and after a fairly short wait a van pulled over and was going all the way to Kaliningrad, which was perfect, as I need to get all the way to Gdansk that way. It turned out to be a… (lese mehr in Trips)
|vor 8 Monate|
|Zelenogradsk → Rybachy 35km 1||vor 8 Monate|
|Kaliningrad → Zelenogradsk 26km 1||vor 8 Monate|
Kamionki Duże → Kaliningrad
A nice Russian couple going all the way to Kaliningrad, who turned around to take me as they saw my "Rus" sign. They had their own car repair business and went shopping in Poland. We talked a bit about our countries and enjoyed a fairly reasonable wait at the border – while waiting, we met a bunch of Russian bikers and you could just see the joy and excitement in the… (lese mehr in Trips)
Nice family, who was on a vacation up north and took me to Malbork.
|vor 8 Monate|
Kraków → Kamionki Duże
Interesting guy from Katowice, who worked in Krakow. Had a good conversation about corpo life and how he started to work for IBM back in the day. He some really interesting anecdotes and I really enjoyed talking to him.
My heart skipped a beat when a Russian license plate pulled over, thinking they might be headed all the way to Kaliningrad, which would have been an awesome hitch from the outskirts of Katowice. They were not, but still pretty awesome. The guys were returning from a festival in Budapest to Moscow via Belarus and were headed to Czestochowa for the night. I really liked being… (lese mehr in Trips)
Most amazing Polish pair
A Polish pair, who was just returning from helping out refugees in Serbia (or was it Greece?). He had a fanastic conversation and they were also hosting on CS. Offered me a place to stay as it was already dark at that point. but I wanted to get as far north on the autostrada as possible, so I declined and chose to get off at a gas station instead. The girl studied in China,… (lese mehr in Trips)
Short wait at a gas station
After a day full of awesome rides, I was ready to get to Gdansk that night (which is crazy considering I'd started hitching after work, so at around 5pm). Asked pretty much like two people and the third said yes (also a bit hesitantly). It was a family traveling in two cars and towing another one. Didn't talk much, but were driving all the way to Gdansk! Nevertheless, their… (lese mehr in Trips)
|vor 8 Monate|
|Martin → Kraków 175km 10||vor 9 Monate|
|Skomielna Biała → Martin 125km 6||vor 9 Monate|
|Trstená → Myslenice 75km 3||vor 12 Monate|
|Marrakesh → Essaouira 167km 3||10 January 2018|
Elifaz → Eilat
The first time I hitched a bus
So I was with a Polish couple, who I met earlier at Timna Park and we were going back to Eilat. This bus stopped (we were at a bus stop) and guy was on the phone. I approached thinking he stopped for us, which he didn't (he stopped to talk on the phone). We told him we were going to Eilat, so he decided to take us for free, as he was returning from a trip. Didn't speak much… (lese mehr in Trips)
|06 November 2017|
Eilat → Elifaz
Ride to town with an accidental hhiker
I was going to probably take a bus, but decided to hitch anyway and pretty soon a cute Israeli girl pulled over. There was another girl at the stop who also asked if she could join and we both got a ride to Eilat from the border.
Airport security guard
The guy was a security guard at the new Eilat airport – he was one of the famous (or rather infamous) interviewers (or rather interrogators?), but he was nice and we talked a bit about his job. He d just flown in from Tel Aviv and was on his way to the construction site of the new airport.
Two German girls and hitching with a Polish couple
I finally got to Timna park, but unfortunately they didnt have bikes to rent out at the entrance. I was with a Polish couple, who Id met shortly before, so we decided to hitch to the last station and borrow the bikes there. Two German girls took us, but it was a fairly short ride.
|06 November 2017|
Dahab → Taba
paid police police
Two nice guys who drove me to the main road checkpoint. Didn't ask for money like almost everyone in Dahab and were really happy to take a foreigner.
Two Guys Delivering Something
Two guys in a pick up truck, one of whom spoke a little English, which combined with my poor Arabic worked great. A policeman at a checkpoint actually hitched them for me, which was awesome as I'd only waited about 5 minutes and they were going directly to Taba. Was a little reluctant to add this trip since they did ask for money at the end of the ride and I gave them about… (lese mehr in Trips)
Cops Detain Me and Hitch My Last Egyptian Ride
The police were pretty agitated to see a foreigner in a regular Egyptians' car – only taxis are allowed to take foreigners, although Egyptians can hitch just fine… They were also pretty pissed off at me, saying "no money, no money" before I had a chance to explain myself. Was stuck at the checkpoint for 2 hrs (with them not allowing me to leave on foot, even though Taba… (lese mehr in Trips)
|05 November 2017|
Nuweibaa → El Tor
First ride in Egypt!
After a fairly short wait, I hitched my first ride in Egypt! The guy was nice and we were able to communicate using my limited Arabic and google translate. Talked about prices in Egypt and back home. The guy was transporting natural gas and all the cops knew him, so no one bothered us at the checkpoints. I considered going via St. Catherine, but eventually decided against it.
Bedouin guy + Cops half-hitch a bus to Cairo
Really nice bedouin guy, who spoke good German as it turned out hed lived in Switzerland for a while and was even a citizen. Helped me buy a sim card, which was perfect as I was able to let my hosts in Cairo know that I was on my way. We talked a lot about morals and about Bedouin life. He was going deep into the Sinai hills and I wouldve loved to visit his village. But I… (lese mehr in Trips)
|31 October 2017|