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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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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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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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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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A day in the life of a hitch-hiker: from Spain to Portugal [story]

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The day begins at 10am. We’ve overslept again. After the essentials: coffee, shower, breakfast and internet we were at last prepared to go. After a month and 2573 km we were finally ready to leave Spain and hitch our way … Continue reading

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Interesting signs from around the world

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When you hitch-hike you are bound to come across many strange road signs that are uncommon in your parts. We would like to hear from you and see the signs you encountered during your travels. Have a look at our … Continue reading

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When things go wrong / Etiquette / Suggested gifts

It is possible that at some point you might feel yourself in physical danger or things are at a crisis point with the driver of your car. Be warned prevention is key and spotting trouble before it starts is the … Continue reading

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Greece

Hitch-Hiking in Greece Capital city: Athens Language: Greek Currency: Euro (EUR) Hitch-hiking: very difficult (4/10) Couchsurfing: well-known (6/10) Visas As a member of the European Union and a member of the Schengen treaty, the same visa rights apply as in … Continue reading

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Crazy traffic in Vietnam

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Have you seen the video posted on BBC of a job’s worth traffic officer in Vietnam trying to stop a bus by clinging onto its front? [watch the video here] It’s shocking for us, but I can imagine it’s not … Continue reading

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My hitch-hiking nine to five

I’m standing on the side of the road with my hand stretched out at a 90 degree angle to the verticality of my body. The thumb is prominently sticking out. It has to be visible. Jon is standing 4 meters … Continue reading

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