Sad, rainy wifi time selfie at the Iranian bank of the Iranian Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. I had some shelter at the door and the people were very curious.
When hitchhiking through Armenia in summer you would regularly spot these trucks overloaded with hay. Often the boys who put it on the truck would ride on top of it for a while before being dropped off wherever they needed to be. Even though I tried to thumb ‘em down everytime I saw them, they Read more >
On my imaginary “hitchhiking bucket list” I have a special category for Amazing Masterpieces of Engineering made by Humans and ever since seeing this Discovery programme about the construction of the Millau Viaduct (Viaduc de Millau) I wanted to go there. Now it’s one of my prime hitching goals in Europe. I’m probably going to Read more >
Contrary to most popular hitching wisdom, boats are actually hitchable. I have only hitched a 12 meter big luxurious motorboat so far, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to hitch one of these that cross the ocean. The possibilities are endless! You’ll need to get your STCW-95 (Google is your friend) to go with Read more >
This one might be difficult, but it would be the absolute dream to hitch along with (one of the) Top Gear guys, wherever they might be and whatever car they are driving at that time. Whether it’s a crazy fast car on one of Europe’s good highways or a Lada Niva somewhere in the bush Read more >
Hitchhiking to Tusheti with a random Czech traveler who played my guitar awesomely. Then some local people found us and invited us to drink wine and chacha, and to eat. We ended up having a little picknick at our waiting spot. Glasses were shattered when the dancing started. We had given up on finding a Read more >
Back in #Tbilisi, #Georgia. Went for a swim at Lisi Lake yesterday where this dog ruled the territory. I am sleeping in Vake Park, where there is a small community of travelers and people who protest the building of a new hotel there. Oh, and there also was a fire at night pretty close to Read more >
Welcome to Panama! Yesterday’s bordercrossing picture from Costa Rica to Panama, hitching into David around sundown with yet another good Samaritan from Honduras. It was a tight call whether I could cross, but I made it! The Panamese immigration officer asked me for my (fake) flight ticket to Madrid and it worked, then he asked Read more >