#Inspirational

“Not all those who wander were told to “Get Lost” ~ Iris the Hitchhiker I’m really on a creative roll for the whole “#inspirationalquotes” kind of thing after finding peace, love and tranquillity in the south of #Spain 🙂 first of all you should know that I find a lot of “inspirational quotes” very uninspiring, Read more >

Freecamping Amalfi

Those were a good 860 kilometers #hitchhiking from my #freecamping spot at #Amalfi coast to where I’m now in #Savona. I didn’t intend to go #speedhitchhiking so far as I only expected to arrive from #Napels to #Florence and call it a day. Then this awesome truck driver from #Morocco took me all the way Read more >

Albanian Elections

Election day has arrived in #Albania! An excellent day to leave this beautiful country I’ve fallen in love with, because many Albanian citizens take a drive from where they work in #Greece and surrounding countries to do this #democracy thing and then drive back after casting their vote. This marking on the finger is to Read more >

Albanian Coastal Hitch

Goodbye #Sarandë and hello #Vlorë! Though this road was desolate and there was only a little bit of shade left at noon, I caught a direct ride with a truck driver from #Berat on this amazing coastal route. He spoke Italian, I responded in Spanish, all was fine and understood. The winding road goes ear-poppingly Read more >

Autostop à Trois

Three #hitchhikers, one car? Why not?! Meet this lady from #Oxford (UK) who decided on a whim to go #hitchhiking with us from #Gjirokastra to #Sarandë one hot afternoon. Did it work with three people? Sort of: we decided to split up, but our car had enough space and halfway we ran into each other Read more >

Surprise Storm

Yesterday we hitched to the hotsprings of Benjë, not far from Përmet and on my wishlist for Albania from day one. We went for a much needed warm bath and all was fun until the rain started, then heavy rain and the following hail from the sky that grew bigger by the second. We were Read more >

Mosque-Surfing

Yes, we woke up in a #mosque today in #Leskovik and yes we slept in the same room though not married (and not planning to, for those who care). Someone told me before that the way people practice (Sunni) #Islam in #Albania is a bit different than in other countries because of #communism and other Read more >

The Balkan-Trail

Remember this guy from one month ago? We met un #Montenegro and ran into each other again yesterday in #Albania. Today he would have gone to #Macedonia but then the plans changed again like the mayhem it’s been the past couple of days and now we’re in the metropole of #Leskovik (it’s a rural village) Read more >

Teaming Up

In #Dürres I picked up this #hitchhiker from #Austria who was not doing #autostop in #Albania because of the scary stories going around. He didn’t have a fixed plan so he joined me hitching back to #Tirana (pictured) and onward to #Elbasan where we had a picknick. We’re hitching on towards #Pogradec at lake #Ohrid Read more >

Beach Freecamping

Good morning from #Dürres, #Albania! I went #freecamping on the north side of town at a quiet spot on the hill. First I wanted to be at the beach, but there were already some people there so I climbed up to this flat space and pitched my glorified mosquito-net/inner tent layer, rolled out my sleeping Read more >

Power Outages

Yes, that’s a torch on my head. I’m freaking night blind! The last few days were marked with ultimate chill, beer, new friends and the dog. Also this small thing: massive primetime #thunder and #lightning that was our TV for two days and the subsequent power outages (hence no internet and no posts!), which is Read more >