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

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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

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Portugal: hitch-hiker’s essentials

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Types of roads 1. Auto estradas (A) – motorways with the speed limit of 120 km/h. A number of auto estradas are linked with the Spanish motorway system and are normally toll roads. Rather confusingly each auto estrada forms part or … Continue reading

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Guest post: A guide to hitch-hiking in Slovakia

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Hitch-hiking in Slovakia source: lonelyplanet.com . . Contents 1) Visas 2) Advantages 3) Disadvantages 4) Things you should be aware of 5) Hitch-hikers phrasebook 6) Map of motorways in Slovakia 7) Main border crossings 8) Most beautiful natural spot 9) … Continue reading

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Spain: hitch-hiker’s essentials

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Types of roads 1) Autopistas (A-roads, AP-roads) – motorways with the speed limit between 60–120 km/h (37–75 mph). The majority of them are toll roads. Hitch-hiking on them is illegal. 2) Autovías (A-roads) – lower rank motorways with the speed limit between … Continue reading

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Georgia

Hitch-hiking in Georgia Contents 1) Visas 2) Advantages 3) Disadvantages 4) Things you should be aware of 5) Hitch-hikers phrasebook 6) Road map of Georgia 7) Main border crossings 8) Best areas for hitch-hiking 9) Most beautiful natural spot 10) … Continue reading

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The unofficial border crossing

If you are a hitch-hiker, you might not always remember all the drivers who gave you a lift or all the roads you found yourself on, but most certainly you will remember all the border crossings you have ever crossed … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Border Crossings

´No! I don´t know what you have in your rucksack,´ and off he drove. Leaving us stranded on the Turkish side of the border with a mile of no-man´s land, a company of soldiers and an impossible situation between us … Continue reading

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Crossing borders guide

Do you recoil in fear when confronted with crossing borders? It need not be a nightmare. Come and read our handy crossing borders guide and ensure a smooth passage onto your next destination. written by: Jon

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