A Different Way to Meet People

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“People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.”

— Nicholas Sparks (The Rescue)

Hitchhiking is one of the best and cheapest ways of travelling. It is defined as soliciting a ride by standing at the edge of the road, facing traffic, with your hand thumb extended upwards. Hitchhiking saves you a lot of money in addition to spicing up your travels by giving you an opportunity to experience great things that you could never have planned or dreamed of; things that were spontaneous and memorable.

The world is full of adventure and experience; in addition to the freedom and spontaneity presented by hitchhiking, you get the opportunity to meet a lot of different and interesting people with diverse backgrounds and different psychologies.

This video (I Love People: 5,000 Miles, 930 people, 162 seconds) shows exactly how fun it can be for anyone to just wake up one morning get a ride from strangers, and along the way create friendships.

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

— Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

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