A collection of stories from my hitchhiking journeys.
One issue each night is where to sleep while hitchhiking. During my 151 night hitchhiking journey through 24 countries, I used a combination of couchsurfing, free-camping, friends, family, renting a bed, sleeping while in transit.
It took many hours to reach a small back street somewhere a few kilometres outside Split late at night. After many days of bread and cheese dinners, it was quite delicious to visit a supermarket
I was heading South. Then I decided to have dinner with my new Polish actor friend in Warszawa where I had just left. I turned around, headed north a few hundred kilometres and had a
Through workaway, I had committed myself to spend the next week as part of language immersion program in Poland. I would speak English in exchange for a bed in a hotel and three meals a
I love moving every day or two to visit new places. The new people, the new sights. The unexpected experiences that you stumble over. Sometimes though, it is nice simply to stop. Just for a
On a farm, several kilometres from the nearest shop in rural Lithuania, Hitch Gathering 2012 was organised. Over a hundred people, ranging from Europeans to North Americans and Oceanians had come together, via hitchhiking, to
Since I left England, I have slept in a huge variety of places. From truck cabs to orchards, and bridges to the Eiffel Tower, they are all listed on my hitchhiking beds page. Today I am sharing
Most drivers pick you up for conversation or for an interesting experience to add to their day. Some pick you up just to be helpful, without much desire to talk. Occasionally, although quite rarely, you
So I had heard rumours of lots of drinking in Poland. We (myself and the Irish guy I am hitching with) were picked up by a 'party bus' where I couldn't tell if the people
Waking up in a tent to hear voices around you, you gingerly open the flap in the hope that you have hidden your tent well enough to be hidden. Thus far, nobody has disturbed me
What do you do when you meet a man with a gun who asks you what you are doing in the compound he guards the entrance to? A guide to this and many other typical
Is it possible to camp under the Eiffel Tower? Almost. According to hitch wiki, the Eiffel Tower is a good place to camp for free in Paris. Having never been to the Eiffel Tower, I