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This is a website about the glorious Art of the Thumb – ‘Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing or hitching) is a means of transporation that is gained by asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile or other road vehicle. A ride is usually, but not always, free. .

— You will find Photos & Stories of the road, a Database of registered rides and a section with Ideas.

 

The famous double hitch, close to Preveza, Greece

 

Why to hitchhike?

 

A short question with a multitude of possible answers – there we go :

There are no rules to it ;
You can leave whenever you want to (just pick up your backpack).
You can get wherever (there is a road).
It’s adventurous.
It’s for free (a voluntary exchange between two or more individuals).
There is no prejudice (people decide to stop and pick you up in a fraction of a second).
There is no fear.
There is human contact (Kindness of strangers).
I like to see the country through the eyes of a local.
I can learn a new language.
It’s beautifull.
There is plenty of empty seats.
Because sometimes it is just faster than public transport (Race is on!).
I feel very free doing it.
Because I like to keep my thumb muscles in order.
It’s FUN!
Because you (can) get stranded.
Because it enhances your brain activity.
Because it makes you reshape your worldview constantly.
Because it is addictive – I am a roadjunky!

Because it is simply the best way to travel!

Hitchhiking out of Famagusta at sunset, Cyprus

Hitchhiking out of Famagusta at sunset, Cyprus

 

To hitchhike or not to hitchhike;

That is the Question

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Hitch. Holiness Ld. Fabsquire2015

 

 

 

Hitchhiking out of Kyiv, Ukraine

Hitchhiking out of Kyiv, Ukraine

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