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Italy → Iran 4,701km Hitchhiked by Mahdi_porman 1 1
Alone

hitchhike its life

in your life you have point, in your point way you can find too many people, but they have another destination ,don't worry you can find one person how can help you to arrived

14 November 2013
Huay Xai → Chiang Mai 301km Hitchhiked by Durianandcamelsocks 5 2 Alone

paranoid hot spring egg boiling Lao-Thai couple

I stick out my thumb and get picked up by a couple immediately. lucky me: they're going all the remaining >200 km to CM! I haven't slept the previous night at all and feel reeeally sleepy by now… the pick-up's backseat is not the most comfortable place to sleep in any possible position but I manage do doze off every now and then…

we're pretty slow, nobody's driving… (read on in Trip)

'Embassador' and wife taking me to the Lao/Thai border

I walk towards the border which is about 10km away. Very few cars here. 10 minutes wait, then: Very friendly couple, very well dressed. He speaks perfect English and introduces himself as an embassador or sth …he helps locals and foreigners get visas. I jokingly ask him if he can help me if I need him for my visa – I'm in fact a bit worried if I will get another Thai stamp… (read on in Trip)

hopping the Thai police pick-up in nowhereland

after making it across the border (no problem about the stamp,yoohoo!) I realize there are as good as no cars ….and the road is loooong until the main road (again about 10km) – I remember why the family from Bangkok took me all the way here, changing their actual route … I just walk and walk… and actually enjoy it, after getting very little exercise in Chiang Mai the… (read on in Trip)

two motos and one rooster as a necklace

back on the main road and traffic is still very light … I just continue walking … good decision – I encounter some creature that turns out to be the world's largest freshwater fish: the Mekong giant catfish (dead already) … creepy thingie…

more walking and a motorbike driver stops for me, without me even trying to wave him down. I'm well prepared with a piece of… (read on in Trip)

refreshing short ride

surprise, surprise – only 1 min wait and a friendly woman with her little son pick me up …it's just a short ride but really refreshing, mentally! she feels sorry for not going farther – no problem, lady! thanks so much and bye!

02 February 2015
Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai, Thailand → Chiang Mai 88km Hitchhiked by Noahh 3 1
Alone

Pickup truck

I walked down the main road in Chiang Dao for about an hour while trying to wave people down until I got to the highway intersection. I stood at the intersection alternating between the hitchhiking thumb sign and the Thai taxi-hailing motion (sort of a downward patting motion). After fifteen or so minutes, a pickup truck stopped for me. Two women were in the cab and one was… (read on in Trip)

Friday

I started walking but quickly realized I was still miles away from my destination. I kept walking and tried to flag people down but nobody was slowing down. I was getting ready to give up and hire a tuk-tuk when a young Thai woman in a parked car yelled out her window. I went up to her and she asked where I was going. I told her my destination and she told me to get in. Her… (read on in Trip)

on a motorbike

I had just spent two days in Chiang Dao for the Shambhala in Your Heart Festival. I left the festival and started walking down the dirt road when a Thai man on a motorbike stopped for me. I told him I was going into Chiang Dao and he motioned for me to get on the back of his motorbike. We drove for about 15 minutes then he dropped me off on the side of the main road.

11 February 2015
Ouistreham, France → Ettlingen 838km Hitchhiked by Mkelman 19 1
Three people
28 December 2014
malmö → copenhagen 39km Hitchhiked by Hitchhooker 1 1
Alone

hitch over the bridge

Walked 5 kilometers to good hitching spot to intersection next to highway over the bridge and got a ride after 3 cars passing. 2 swedish businessman gave a ride even used reverse to me to catch the car. Got a ride to their office in outskirts of cph where I walked to the Christiania.

26 November 2014
turku → stockholm 352km Hitchhiked by Hitchhooker 1 1
Alone

when the snow hits the ground, I dont stay babe

Woke up friday morning, went out to realize there is a shitloads of snow and Im not having any clothes for winter. Had to change wheels of my mother cars to get buy some emergency jacket and boots. After that I felt for a beer and catched up with friends who had vodka. Ended up meeting one friend and some randoms at 4am going to cruise on a boat to sweden and asked if theres… (read on in Trip)

21 November 2014
Lizard → dunnet head 1,343km Hitchhiked by Semolina_joe 39 1 1
Alone charity uk lizard point dunnet head ardnarmurchan point ness point

4 Corners Hitch

Hitchiked 1300 miles to 4 most extreme points of UK. Raised £1300 for homeless young people's charity Centrepoint https://www.facebook.com/4cornershitch

03 October 2014
Augsburg → Jena 375km Hitchhiked by Abgefahrentrampcache 5 1
Alone

First ride as a hitchhiking cache

Willi Räuber took the cache the first time. When we invented the cache, we took a Brazilian soap stone capsule and added a yellow bottom as well as some instructions.

15 September 2014
Bryne → Kaunas 2,003km Hitchhiked by Rytis 27 1 1 Alone police

I hitched a police car.

I was standing on a highway near Fjalkinge in Sweden when a police car stopped beside and told me it is illegal to stand there. i asked them to bring me to the nearest gas station, which they did. The police guys were friendly :).

24 July 2014
Rybnik → Lubiąż 251km Hitchhiked by Mad_d_professor 1 1
Two people

Slot Art Festival 2014

So one of the reasons of hitchhiking was lack of money. I convinced my boyfriend to do this :) In total we had 6 stops: 1. Gliwice ( 10-15 mins of waiting, nice man took us) 2. exit way from A4 to Strzelce Opolskie (3h waiting in rain, completely wet; people going anywhere, but not to Wrocław direction; 3 very nice students took us) 3. Mc Donald's before Wrocław (we get… (read on in Trip)

09 July 2014
Zakręt → Mińsk 536km Hitchhiked by Marcinlulek 4 1
Alone
13 May 2014
Tabriz → Tabriz unknown distance Hitchhiked by Yashar_x17 1 1 1
Alone
23 April 2014
Warszawa → Bukareszt 1,340km Hitchhiked by Emilia_salajczyk 2 1
Two people
12 September 2013
Bielany Wrocławskie, Polska → Silkeborg 936km Hitchhiked by Marcinlulek 1 1
Two people
08 January 2014
Oskaloosa → Lawrence 34km Hitchhiked by Lawrenceonboard 1 1 1
Alone

Gonna mainstream hitchhiking

Since September of 2012, I have been working to build a rideshare program based on hitchhiking. We use a folding white board to signal destinations, and plan to have some driver incentives and safety backups. So far it's working great. Average wait time is under 8 minutes. This is a local version of hitching, so it's a little safer than cross country.

30 August 2013
Playa del Carmen → Placencia 790km Hitchhiked by Vilius 15 3
Alone

Back to the beach

getting out of Playa del Carmen took a while.. thermometer was showing 35C. Getting a ride to Puerto Aventuras and hiking 1km to the beach was definitely something cool.

Rental car to Tulum

rental car employee said he picks up hitchhikers quite often while running rental cars on this road. He didn't even mind me being a bit sandy and wet from swimming recently. In Tulum I searched for a hostel one CS friend sent me to deliver a hug for the owner.

the long wait..

Getting out of Tulum seemed to take forever but finally got a ride to Puerto, i think..

All the wrong ways

A little English speaking archaeologist turned agricultural engineer. I joined him on a searched for this new farm he wanted to buy. We drove around little jungle villages getting all kinds of different directions, finally one policeman told us it's about 2hours away almost near Chetumal. The driver decided to fly there some other day with his ultralight.. I thought how cool… (read on in Trip)

Furniture truck

A very little talking furniture trucker was going to Chetumal, I decided to stop in Bacalar as per many recommendations. Bacalar was pretty cool, met an Italian anthropologist, crashed on his couch for a night.

To Cenote Azul

Couple guys going to a fiesta near cenote Azul. Having missed out on diving and swimming in one, I decided I had to go for one. It was very refreshing.

1st pick-up truck!

all the years and kms and only now I get my first ride in the back of a pickup truck! All the way within walking distance to Belize border.

Border to Orange Walk

after about 1 hour of walking through probably the biggest duty free zone in the world, found my way out and got a ride to Orange Walk. Crashed at firefighters, had a few beers with the driver later at night.

AA bus to Belize city

AA as in Alcoholics Anonymous. I guess, one of the safest rides possible, right? Well, the guys definitely weren't drunk. They were on their way to a reunion. Got dropped off near some church with almost rock-concert level music. Stopped by, was very much welcomed, leaving was a bit harder. Got prayed for. Contemplated God and God's proximity on the road. Hiked through shabby… (read on in Trip)

04 July 2013
Mala → Mala 3km Hitchhiked by Vilius 1 1
More than three people

Leaving Lima, ending up at Lima Mayor's beach house

Got out of Lima by a bus and started hitching in Mala, got a ride with Luis who invited us to his beach house. Apparently he was son-in-law of a former mayor of Lima. We also joined neighbor's bbq where we met Lithuania's council's daughter Sybill Paskevicius.

27 April 2013
Vilnius → Sankt Peter 1,120km Hitchhiked by Vilius 12 1 1
Alone

smoking in a fuel truck..

I think it was to my ride to Birzai, scary, stupid and should never do that again – a fuel truck stops (they never stop, they shouldn't and they aren't allowed to) but well this guy is nice, he's bored and it's quite rural road out here. So, we go, fill up some gas station on the way, I learn little tricks of the trade and all other cool stuff. Just one thing – he was smoking… (read on in Trip)

Vilnius -> lake near Rokiskis

On my way to Tallinn (post hh gathering) and general direction to Russia, I stopped by visit a friend near Rokiskis. Getting out of Vilnius in Riga/Panevezys direction was as always easy. (today I would take Moletai route instead though). Got a ride to the center of Ukmerge.

Ukm - Utn

Walked out of Ukmerge, grabbed a bite to eat in local pizzeria with some scary but curious locals. reached Utena.

hh during basketball game in LT

HH during basketball championship in LT proved to be a bit scary – as time was approaching the game start there were getting fewer and fewer cars on the road. I remember being at dusk in the middle of nowhere with still some 80km to go. Already thought about knocking on my previous driver's house and asking if I can join watching the game.. then again, people were expecting… (read on in Trip)

the debut of Moby's hand!

I used some ductape magic and made a hh sign out of foam hand I acquired at Moby's concert in Trakai castle earlier. Maybe my new green hand or more likely being on a village road – rather quickly I get a ride with a couple of grandpas. I think to Rokiskis.

Moby hand - 2 chics in ride!

ok ok, 2 chics was mommy and 4year old daughter, still – improbable ride it seemed: families never stop, women only never stop, family/women combo never-ever stop. Well, there's no such thing as never.. and the driver did find my green hand communicating some playfulness. Anyway, they were picking up their daddy from RIX who's coming back from working on oil rigs somewhere in Norway..

fun but disoriented phys-ed teacher

So, Vilnius-Tallinn route should be a no-brainer, right? go north, make sure don't get sucked into Riga.. Well, so I thought.. next ride was supposed to be till the point where road turns north to Tallinn but.. the teacher was a bit <del>hangover</del><ins>tired</ins> after last night's symposium with colleagues. So, we miss that turn and I end up somewhere in the woods near Cesis.

Tūja is a good for beach houses but not so good for hh

I surprisingly make it back to the seaside highway through the small pinewoods road without much trouble. The phys-ed disorientation added only some 80km distraction and only couple hours, so I continue still with some hope to reach hh post-post-gathering of some kind. Apparently Tūja is very chic place to have a beach house in Latvia and some important people have such…. (read on in Trip)

Posh ride straight to Uus Maalm open house (for all the hairy freaky and otherwise happy people)

This shiny new bmw (545 i think) rolls out of gas station, hesitates for part of a second then pulls over in dusty roadside. The story is: two Estonia brothers flew to Hamburg, bought these two used 2009 cars with an idea of fixing them up and selling in Finland. Problem: one brother had his driver license suspended/revoked/lost/forgotten, so he's riding a few km behind while… (read on in Trip)

Tallinn - Helsinki boat (fail)

While in Tallinn I met quite some people. One of them was Tomi Astikainen who hitched a boat next day to Helsinki, not just a boat but a fast luxury speed boat with Champagne and showers ;] Well, this is what being Tomi, leaving on Sunday and having 2 female companions get you in Pirita. I also meet this stranded Polish truck driver who tells me that there's nightmare in… (read on in Trip)

Narva crossing

You do Narva crossing by foot. Easy. I would recommend finding a local CS/journalist to hang out/party up with before continuing =] I did have to hike till the end of Ivangorod and then quickly got a ride to Kingisepp with couple of youngsters.

Kingisepp to SPB

in Kingisepp I started thinking of changing my hh attitude a bit – it's Russia afterall and for example smiling too much can be perceived somewhat negatively. So, I try out a few semi-serious yet pleasant looks ;] Get a ride with an older man returning from his datcha (summer house) after spending a whole week out of city. He's very relaxed… maybe a bit hangoverlaxed. I… (read on in Trip)

10 August 2011
London → Algeciras 2,643km Hitchhiked by Benjemce 20 1 2
Three people

London - Dover

"Hitched" a train from London to Dover by taking to a friendly guard at Euston station.

Dover Ferry to near Lille, France

Tried and failed to hitch a ride onto Calais ferry, bought foot passenger tickets and asked for lifts on board. The only ride we could find was towards Belgium, dropped us at an out-of-town McDonalds near Lille.

20 March 2009
Butwal → Bharatpur 118km Hitchhiked by Bencorno 1 1 1
Alone

Freight Truck Hitch

I had just finished a meditation course in nearby Lumbini, and wanted to head East to a town called Janakpur. I was feeling so capable; I had boundless energy. Nepal is such a friendly country and the hitching experience I had had a couple weeks earlier was as easy as it could be, so I figured it would be great again. I was waiting for about 30 mins, laughing and telling buses… (read on in Trip)

31 March 2012