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Notes On Hitch Hikers

I want to talk about hitch hikers. I would certainly advise against picking one up, especially after some of the terrible stories I’ve heard about. I would also advise against BEING a hitch hiker yourself. 60 more words

2018-09-21

In the dark, the taxis, buses and vans continue to speed by, already full with passengers or unwilling to pick up the stranger standing in a strange place, invisible until the headlights fall upon him, revealing not just another tree but a hand-waving individual. 244 more words

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2018-09-20

Hitchhiking is highly overrated. With the odd exception, somewhere, when a legendary madman drove through a dark desert with a pair of danger-lusting Swedish backpackers in tow, the twin endings that the hitchhiking conjures for many people don’t really happen. 253 more words

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Travel: youth vs age

I’m in the middle of reading Klaus Mann’s (son of Thomas Mann) autobiography; in his early twenties he travelled quite widely, fairly randomly, with an open mind and a free spirit. 693 more words

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The Americans: Avenue of the Heroes

In 1979 I hitch-hiked for seven weeks around the United States.

What did I learn about the US of 1979, and what does that tell us about America today?   1,299 more words

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The Americans: leaving New York

In 1979 I hitch-hiked for seven weeks around the United States.  What became of the carefree, relaxed young 21 year-old of these pages?  Can I reconnect with those qualities, forty years later? 1,948 more words

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Travelling With a Vagina - The Grim Truth (and Why You Shouldn't Let It Stop You)

We’ve been reading loads of travel blogs lately, and one of our favourites is the lovely Danie at likeridingabicycle – she’s hilarious, ballsy and shares our love for bright hair colours, hitchiking and random adventures (so, you know…this isn’t a slight on her at all, merely a counter-opinion) – but… 2,208 more words

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