About

Ania
Jon

Hi there! We are Ania and Jon, a Polish-English couple, who teach English and hitch-hike their way round the world.

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We met in Macedonia; lived in the UK, Poland, France, Norway and Spain; got drunk and slept in a park in Bulgaria; travelled on a Russian cargo ship across the Black Sea; slept in the bushes in Greece and Spain; ate cockroaches in Thailand, hiked in a jungle in Malaysia; got stuck at an unofficial border crossing in Cambodia; hitch-hiked on a scooter in Vietnam; participated in a traditional supra in Georgia; swam in the oily Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan; got a lift in a diplomatic car through the Turkish-Greek no-man’s land; slept in a squat in Madrid; went to a house party in Armenia; Jon developed a weird rash in Laos and Ania crashed a motorbike on a Thai island…

We invite you to read our stories and share your own tales with us.

We created this blog first and foremost because we love travelling. Our passion for it consumes a large part of our lives and reaching out to like-minded individuals just seems like a natural progression.

We wanted this blog to be a shared experience. It is our hope that by creating this platform by which we, and others, could share our experiences we would all be able to add the common pool of knowledge that will help us all in our further travels. We also wanted to be entertained, because nothing piques our interest like a tale from the road. The people one meets and the places one goes are infinitely stranger when travelling, we are encouraging people to share these with the world.

So we have decided to create a two part blog for all those interested in travelling and more specifically hitch-hiking. In our blog we intend to include practical hitch-hiking information with handy tips to help you get started. We will also provide a means in which people can share their stories and travel photos, so if you have an interesting story and want to participate use the form below:

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16 Responses to About

  1. Ewa says:

    Hi, I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award. It’s not mandatory but I hope you’ll like it :)
    You can find out more about the nomination here: http://fotshot.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination.

  2. wayne says:

    Great blog! I love the concept. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and provide a place for others to interact and share their photos to inspire us all to travel and explore more :)

  3. lkallmeyer says:

    Your blog is just wonderful!! So full of adventures and I believe more people should live their lives ilke this. Great job!

    • Thanks a lot, Laura! We are doing our best to promote the concept of hitch-hiking and we hope that some people will really start travelling this way after reading our blog; it’s a lot of fun!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Ewa says:

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the ‘BLOG OF THE YEAR 2012’ award. You can see the details here: http://fotshot.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/blog-of-the-year-2012-award.
    Congratulations! :)

  5. Open World says:

    I would love to hear this “got drunk and slept in a park in Bulgaria” story :D
    Your blog is great! I can wait to read all the articles!:)

  6. Uncle Spike says:

    Like it :D Looks like you guys are living how I intended to… but I settled down and followed protocol eventually. Nevertheless, I had fun, and now I can write my stories as my grey hairs multiply day by day :)
    Uncle Spike

  7. Capt Jill says:

    Thanks for sharing all your interesting stories. I used to hitch hike a lot when I was younger. I still try to pick people up now since I remember what it was like. My friends all thought I was nuts for hitching then and even more nuts for picking people up now. Too bad that attitude of fear keeps so many from enjoying so much of life. Here’s to hitching ;-)

  8. I just linked to one of your articles about hitchhiking in Portugal (I moved here from Canada), and am finding your website addictive! In part because of nostalgia, since I hitched my way around Australia and New Zealand and Malaysia when I was younger and paid it forward by picking up hitchhikers when I returned to Canada and had my own car. Because of the hitchhiking and travelling (and communal living), I don’t have a fear of strangers that many people seem to have.

    I haven’t hitched since those days but maintained my presence in the international travel community through couchsurfing networks (not just Couchsurfing.org but others, too), and as a car owner organized ridesharing as much as possible to encourage the greener, more economical, sharing lifestyle. When I was in Morocco I hired a grand taxi to reach some hard-to-reach ruins and requested that the driver stop to and give lifts to women and children along the way. The looks on their faces when I didn’t allow them to pay was priceless! I have some of these stories on my blog, but it would take me a lifetime to write them all out so I post mostly photos and let them tell their own story.

    Bravo for pursuing the adventurous life you have chosen, carry on!

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