The Importance of Border Stamps

Submitted by Anonymous Hitchhiker on 7 December 2009 - 8:05pm

Still filled with happiness in our hearts from the last ride, we walk up to the Ukrainian border guard. Hmmm, we could have known better. We give him our passports and as he flicks through them he says: "Where is your arrival stamp for the Ukraine?"

"We didn't get one", I answered.
"Impossible", was his simple reply.

Hitchhiking in Reverse: Navigating the Uncharted Roads of Adventure

Submitted by Anonymous Hitchhiker on 14 November 2009 - 6:45pm

Embarking on a journey beyond the well-trodden paths is an adventure that beckons the bold and the free-spirited. For those who've dared to hitchhike in remote locales, you know the exhilaration of that moment: standing at the outskirts of civilization, peering at that elusive "sweet spot" a kilometer down the road, and wondering how to catch a ride. It's a quest for both destination and destiny, where the rules of the road take on a whimsical twist. Join us as we delve into the art of reverse hitchhiking – a thrilling dance of chance and strategy, where the road less traveled becomes your stage, and every car passing by holds the promise of adventure.

Random Acts of Trust

Submitted by Anonymous Hitchhiker on 4 November 2009 - 1:54pm

The sun was going down somewhere behind the rain clouds and we weren't even halfway to our destination. After a series of rides off the beaten path from Amsterdam to Northern Germany, my partner and I ended up in a "not-so-good" place, where nobody seemed to be going anywhere that was even remotely relevant to us.

Border crossing in Transnistria

Submitted by Anonymous Hitchhiker on 1 November 2009 - 11:12am

Today started as early as possible. I had no time to waste. I was heading to Odesa (Ukraina) from Chisinau (Moldava) for the 789 hitchhiking festival, a trip of only 180 kilometers. But I was up for a big challenge: crossing the borders of a country that officially doesn't even exist and that has scary stories attached to it.

19 200 Litres Of Jet Fuel

Submitted by Anonymous Hitchhiker on 12 October 2009 - 3:49pm

I have just flown from Barcelona to Amsterdam in 60 000 kilos of steel speeding through the sky. It took three hours. When I boarded, it was 28 degrees, when I arrived at my destination: 13 degrees.

Featured Country: Syria

Submitted by Anonymous Hitchhiker on 4 October 2009 - 8:09am

Hitchhiking in Syria, a medium-large country in Western Asia / the Middle East, can be considered “very easy” for foreigners, although drivers might not always understand the concept or reasoning behind hitchhiking.


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