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

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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

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Hitchhiking through Kosovo & Macedonia to industrial and grimy Niš in Serbia

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Waking up in the morning was hard, with the prospect of hitchhiking across 3 countries and 2 border crossings that day not making things easier. The border crossing between Kosovo and Serbia, is complicated and had caused us enough problems already, … 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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Skopje the capital of Macedonia, Catching up with Friends and being Amazed by Change

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Our next destination, Skopje, was also a place we had visited before and again we were interested to see the change that had occurred. As chance would have it, our Slovenian friend, Mišo, who we had met on the Tbilisi–Baku … Continue reading

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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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Our first experience of hitch-hiking in Montenegro, accommodation problems and the beauties of the least touristy of towns, Podgorica

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Our first destination in Montenegro was the charming but expensive Kotor which was flooded by Russian tourists whose presence inevitably raised all the accommodation prices by at least 300%. To Kotor we were driven by a very friendly Italian couple … Continue reading

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