Istanbul to UK Microadventure: 9 Days, 2 People, 1 Sleeping Bag, 0 Tents, €45

After working as an English teacher in Istanbul for a few months, I decided to head to the UK to visit my family.

Taking advantage of the summer, I made the decision to hitchhike despite having only one sleeping bag and one blanket between two people.. and no tent. Instead, my bag was overladen with winter clothing, including my suit.

We hitchhiked around 4,000 km through eight countries, spending a total of €42.54 between the both of us, an average of €2.36 per person, per day.

We visited friends in different countries, swam in the Mediterranean Sea, and generally had a whole lot of fun.

Thank-you to Alastair Humphreys for the inspiration to have a summer microadventure.

Use this as an example for the lack of planning and funding needed to enjoy yourself and go have yourself a little adventure. What’s stopping you?


  • nanadhoi says:

    nice video and adventures!

  • Hey man. You inspire me the same way Alastair Humphreys inspires you. These are stuffs I’ve been dreaming to do and you’re the one who is actually DOING. You’re simply great! I feel excited everytime you have new video. You should make more of these kinds of videos. You also inspire me to create video, but I lack skill and camera for that. Some day, maybe :)

    And I had one question going through my mind. I understand you spent 42 Pounds total. What did you guys actually eat? Did you get foods everywhere for free?


  • Arjen says:

    Very cool adventure! It makes me smile. Nice video, thanks for sharing and congratz!

  • Melanie Murrish says:

    You guys are ace film maker’s; honestly though, you need a new pair of shoes mate!

  • Ariel says:

    A sleeping bag, a blanket, and a suit… all you need in life, clearly! Love the video – definitely one of the most interesting ways to make the trek!

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