- 49,003 kms
- 15 min
Average distance of hitchhiked trip: 204 kms
- 28 very good experiences
- 624 good experiences
- 3 neutral experiences
- 3 bad experiences
- 1 very bad experiences
Type of rides:
- 521 rides with a car
- 26 rides with a truck
- 1 ride with a bus
- 2 rides with a boat
I started hitchhiking when I wanted to go back home after school before the bus was arriving, so I was around 15-16 years old. My biggest HH trip was in Canada, when I crossed two time the country in 6 months.
I'm blogging in French about my trips here : voyagezvotrevie.wordpress.com
And I post in both french/english here : https://www.facebook.com/Voyagez-votre-vie-502500889834125/
|Arc-lès-Gray → Vaite 19km 2||03 December 2018|
|Vaite → Besançon 68km 2||04 November 2018|
|Arc-lès-Gray → Brotte-lès-Ray 22km 1||03 November 2018|
|Ruffey-lès-Echirey → Arc-lès-Gray 46km 4||03 November 2018|
Sofia → Dijon
From Sofia to France
I told the guy I was going to Serbia. He said he is going to France. I said I'm going to France. What a luck! He was actually moving to Barcelona. We had a really cool trip together. So nice guy. I camped near Torino during a break for the night. We then took small roads in France accross Montgenevre towards Orange. Amazing.
|01 November 2018|
|22130 Kemal Köyü/Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turquie → Sofia 299km 5||30 October 2018|
17900 Eceabat/Çanakkale, Turquie → Edirne, Turquie
The guy was AWESOME! He is into climbing and environmental protection. He invited me to come back and visit him.
Fast & Generous
My driver is driving suuuuuper fast. I'm a bit scary. He invites me for lunch and then we visit his couch store. There is a lot of people visiting him for chai, and they are really interested about me. We talk soccer and end up by organizing a soccer game for the evening. So I did, helped my team win, and finally stayed with him and his students roomates.
|29 October 2018|
Bursa → Çanakkale
Stuck in the truck
My truck driver invited me for food, as it is usual in Turkey. Then, he had to unload two times. He told me it was fast. The first time took one hour, so I asked him to let me out before the next one so I can continue. He didn't, and brought me to a super bad spots, so I had to stay with him. It took 2 hours, as some guy was not here with a machine to unload. I found some… (read on in Trip)
|26 October 2018|
Taşucu → Kutahya
I understood that my driver invited me for breakfast and then continue his trip in my direction. I go with him, but tell him I don't drink hot stuff and I'm not hungry… He makes me taking a juice. We try to communicate with all his friends at the cafe, and one of them is finding my friend's name by calling with his phone :O Then, my driver start to play cards… I pay my juice and I escape.
You Will Drink Chai
Well; this time I couldn't refuse Chai offered by my driver. And the view was fantastic in the cafe we stopped.
Sleeping in the truck
It was a very loooong drive. I went everywhere with the driver, as he was loading, unloading and again. We slept in a farm at the countryside near Afyon.
|23 October 2018|
|Ayia Napa → Nicosie 80km 2||20 October 2018|
|Limassol → Paralimni 104km 4||18 October 2018|
|Larnaca → Limassol 63km 1||16 October 2018|
|Ayia Napa → Larnaca 51km 2||16 October 2018|
|Kyrenia → Famagouste 82km 1||10 October 2018|
Sofia → Istanbul
Late in Istanbul
The truck driver went all around Istanbul. I had no idea where he wanted to dropped me off. I arrived east side of the city around 11.30pm… Tried to continue hitchhiking, without any luck, and finally found a place to sleep outside.
|07 October 2018|
Besançon → Sofia
Speaking Spanish With Bulgarian Guy
He picked me up in Italy, near Venice, and we went directly to Vidin, in Bulgaria, driving almost all night. We tried communicate first with english, but found out we could actually do it better in Spanish. He lived there for couple of years.
|05 October 2018|
Tartu → Tallinn
People who were involved in the first Psychedelic festival in Estonia. One Estonian, one Canadian and one Swiss. It was a really nice ride. I'm glad that I waited 10 minutes under an heavy rain.
|23 September 2018|
Kärde → Elva
A nice young jeweler picked me up. He hitchhiked himself from Estonia to Spain. He gave me one of his craft, a nice Icelandic Viking protection.
Armenian guy - Cigarette butt idea
His was driving too fast, and not looking the road while talking to me. Was throwing his cigarettes butt away from his window, and I finally got an idea how to prevent that on my next rides : having an ashtray (a box actually), to pick up cigarette butts while hitchhiking, and talk about it with my driver so they can add it to my collect if they smoke.
|20 September 2018|
|Väike-Maarja → Koluvere 29km 1||20 September 2018|
Chalon-sur-Saône → Besançon
Smoking or driving ?
Well, the driver and his friend didn't choose in between. They started smoking weed and telling me about their party of last night, so I asked to get out of the car at the next village.
|22 July 2018|