Tag: hitchhiking

Réveillon in Kanchanaburi

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Year-end parties coming up, time to gather family and friends, eat a lot, write texts with reflections and a promise of improvement in the future. Fleeing somewhat of the conventional, and tired of the hordes of foreign tourists, I decided to leave Bangkok to toast the entry of the year 2018. Since I was planning…

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Home, sweet home!

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Home, sweet home! What does a place need to have, so that you can call it home? Family? Friends? The feeling of being loved? Infrastructure? Safety? A stable job? A good educational system? All of them together? The answers are really personal and should not be judged. Living abroad sometimes is seen with glamorization glasses…

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The Basketball Land

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Welcome to Lithuania. Country with approximately 3 million inhabitants, surrounded by Poland, Belarus, Russia (Kaliningrad), Latvia and the Baltic Sea, where basketball can be a religion and with the easiest and fastest rides obtained in Europe. At the worst moment in this small but charming country, I had to wait 9 minutes at the roadside…

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Lost in a green immensity

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After returning from my trip to Spain and being thrilled with the guitar riffs, dance moves and unmistakable voice of the Rolling Stones, I was back on my mission: to find an internship to graduate. Find a company, write a resume, write the motivation letter, but where is the motivation to work on something irrelevant?…

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BEER CURRENCY

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So many different places, faces and paces. So huge are the options of destinations, accommodations and transportations. A trip can be well planned, calculated and discussed, but it can be also spontaneous and carefree. It can be made with a group, or alone. It does not matter. Going abroad is adventurous. You face the new,…

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It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)

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After some good years, I am grateful for the visit of Pedro and Gabriela, longtime friends, studies and nights in Curitiba, who along with Irem and a few doses of Mexicana (an alcoholic and spicy shot) made me enter the night of Berlin on a Thursday. The initial plan was to find someone to host…

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A shower and some coincidences

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Camping is wonderful. The contact with nature, freedom to do what you want, sleep when it gets dark, if time allows you to dazzle the stars, but there are some problems too. If it is too hot your tent becomes a sauna. If it rains, it turns a boat. If it’s cold, you can still…

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Adventure Time!

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With a comforted heart and renewed hopes, Simon and I left Bilbao. Large cities can offer several attractions, but also the difficulty of getting a ride inside it. Thinking about it and following the guidelines of hitchwiki.org again, we took a train and faced an empty village without a lot of traffic and the prospect of long…

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Oye como va

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Finally came the most feared part of the whole trip: Spain. Known for being so difficult in the art of offering rides and receiving people for free, I was willing to face that challenge. Jean-marc, my host in Bayonne, took me to the roundabout where the cars were supposed to pass to take the road,…

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Euskadi

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The arrival in Toulouse was not complicated, the exit yes. Received by Hanifah, a happy Malagasy (born in Madagascar for the information) who loves to talk and show French music, we spent the first night cooking and sharing experiences, that old process of meeting and conquering the new host of couchsurfing , which may sound…

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