Today’s challenge is to teach you guys how to do something. I thought that I would teach you how to hitchhike.
I won’t lie, there is something both awkward and terrifying about standing on a roadside by yourself with your thumb out, hoping for a complete stranger to give you a ride, but I do love hitchhiking.
Now, before we get into this tutorial, I would like to add that I am not advocating hitchhiking in every location and circumstance (I hitchhiked in New Zealand where hitchhiking is common place and arguably safer than other countries.) There is always the danger that something will go wrong every time you get into a car, and I completely understand why many people don’t want to take that risk and don’t like encouraging others to embark on a hitchhiking adventure.
However, how I hitchhike and how I try to minimize the dangers are questions that people always ask me. Especially because I am a young woman travelling alone.