I was hitchhiking in beautiful South Spain this March for almost 3 weeks with an experienced traveller friend. The most inspiring ride was a Portuguese couple who picked us up with a camper-like something, in which we shared the small space with 2 sweet dogs. Ana and Joao are really awesome people: they write poems and short stories, and they sell them. I will learn Portuguese one day to read them.
They made us green leaf-tea in the back of the car, so we were slurping delicious tea while the camper moved under us. When our lifelines crossed we were on the way to Madrid, they were on the way to France to do some fruit-picking.