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‘Balkan Peninsula by Thumb 2013’ trip described in etraveler.pl

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Good news, everyone! Our recent trip has been covered by a Polish independent travel website etraveler.pl. Thank you all who made this trip possible and supported us throughout our journey! Thanks to all the drivers, CS hosts and random people … Continue reading

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InFocus: Museo Nacional del Prado [Madrid, Spain]

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Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain‘s national art gallery and features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. The collection is, put simply, huge; numbering around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings and is one the … Continue reading

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Why visit Seville, Spain?

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Why visit Seville? Cultural centre and beating heart of Andalusia, Seville is the region’s largest city and is home to the quintessential Spanish experience of Tapas, Flamenco and Bullfighting. The city is a wonderful mix of Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance … Continue reading

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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

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InFocus: Aqueduct of Segovia [Segovia, Spain]

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El Acueducto de Segovia is the most important and best preserved example of Roman engineering on the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the symbol of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the unmissable focal point of … Continue reading

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Guest post: A tactical guide to Hitchhiking – by Uncle Spike

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In this week’s guest post… we join new contributor Uncle Spike as he shares his wisdom and experience of hitch-hiking including its dark arts.  Wanderlust was my watchword, and very much part and parcel of who I was in the … Continue reading

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Over 150 buildings in Barcelona open to the public this weekend! – 48h Open House

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on top of the famous Arc de Triomf or visit the chambers of Barcelona Town Hall? Now you have the chance to do it during the 48h Open House … Continue reading

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The end of our 2-month hitch-hiking trip across the Balkans and the last days in Vienna

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Our original plan, when we’d constructed the first rough itinerary in our heads, was to hitch-hike from Rome across the Balkans all the way to Vienna, doing a massive loop. But as the trip proceeded, we yet again, spent too much … Continue reading

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The End of the Line in Belgrade, Serbia

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Cloaked hoods scurry around, attempting to dodge the raindrops that beat incessantly on the awning above our heads and grey clouds signal the end of the summer’s dream. The announcer announces but we know it’s not for us as we … Continue reading

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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