Hitchhiking Europe

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In 2012, my mother kindly dropped me at a petrol station, not too far from my family home, and I started hitchhiking. For half a year, I explored over twenty countries in Europe, travelling around 23,000 km (14,000 miles). It was an aimless journey in which I chose to say yes to everything and live life very simply from one day to the next (with very little money).

Throughout the journey, I slept outside (once under the Eiffel Tower) or in the homes of strangers. Overall, it was a wonderful experience that gave me belief in both myself and the goodness of strangers around the world.

I am currently writing up a story about this journey. If you want to read the story, please enter your email into the form at the bottom of the page and I’ll email you when it’s finished.

In the meantime, you can:

Read the blog entries

View the Map

See Who Picked Me Up

See Where I Slept Each Night

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Here is a video featuring too many pictures of my own face that I took during my hitchhiking journey.

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