Category Archives: *Hitch-hiking experience*

Guest post: My First Hitchhike – by Surya Bhattacharya (Perpetuallyperipatetic)

This gallery contains 1 photo.

In this week’s guest post… we meet the wonderful Surya as she battles her fear and the darkness on her first ever hitchhike. The braveness she demonstrates is a source of inspiration as missing buses, language differences and finding herself on a border at dusk are all … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Guest post: Hitchtenstein: Hitching to Liechtenstein – by Conor Bolas (A Bolas About)

This gallery contains 1 photo.

In this week’s guest post… we find Conor, and his friend Leo, on the trail of adventure to one of Europe’s smallest states Liechtenstein. Proving, no matter how big or how small, the opportunities to learn something new are endless… … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Balkan Peninsula by Thumb 2013 – trip summary (in English / po polsku)

Przejdź do wersji polskiej Italy… where all the roads lead to Rome We started our 2-month hitch-hiking trip in Rome where we admired the marvels of antiquity and enjoyed a scooter ride by night, offered by our wonderful Roman hosts. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Guest post: Hitchhiking for the First Time – by Hector Fröhlich Cortez (whatdoitravelfor)

This gallery contains 1 photo.

In this week’s guest post… we join Hector from Brazil, who decided to try hitch-hiking for the first time while staying in the UK. What were his reasons for doing this and how did the journey go? Read his excellent … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Prishtina (Kosovo) hitchhike, staying with a Kosovar businessman and a grim grey cafe culture

This gallery contains 5 photos.

With our heads still swimming from the extremely confusing short films we had seen at the Prizren Film Festival, we were back on the road, aiming for the Kosovian capital of Prishtina. From Prizren we found a good place to … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Our first experience of hitch-hiking in Kosovo, drinking rakija with the locals and attending the Prizren film festival

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Before we had even set off for the trip, our rough itinerary suggested visiting Macedonia, then Kosovo and then Serbia, as that order seemed the most logical looking at the map. However, the more we progressed towards the south of … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Solo female hitchhikers: good or bad?

A couple of days ago we posted a story written by Maria, a friend of ours and a solo female hitch-hiker. We didn’t expect all the controversy it might raise, but it did and after a fire-fight of comments under … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

Guest post: Moving house from Kraków to Montpellier in a two-and-a-half day solo hitchhiking journey – by Maria Dybicz

This gallery contains 1 photo.

In this week’s guest post we join Maria, a Polish-born English teacher, who sets off on her solo hitch-hiking journey across Europe in order to start a new life in France. A life-changing decision preceded by an epic journey… I … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

The confident hitchhike from Albania to Macedonia and Ania’s Ohrid surprise

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Returning to Macedonia was always one of the objectives of this trip and perhaps I should explain why. Six years ago Ania was a brave Polish backpacker and I was a cheeky British scamp with a wonderful hat. We met … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tanks to Berat in Albania, Visiting Berat Castle and Leaving before it was Time

This gallery contains 6 photos.

By now we were accustomed to the easy hitchhiking in Albania so we anticipated that the journey from the forest where we had slept in Spille to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Berat would be relatively quick. This was, however, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Our first experience of hitch-hiking in Albania, camping wild and getting lost in the forest

This gallery contains 6 photos.

The capital of Albania, Tirana, proved to be an interesting city but after a while we got quite bored of it and longed for some nature again. We’d heard many good things about pristine Albanian beaches, therefore we decided that … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Entering Albania, the Albanian capital and when assumptions makes an arse of you and me

This gallery contains 6 photos.

In many ways it was good to be leaving behind Montenegro. Sure, it had some beautiful nature, but our next stop, Albania, felt like a real jump into the wild. Albania, has a reputation as a strange and distinctly un-European … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments