On June 1 2017, I left the UK to hitchhike alone around the world
The current progress can be seen by the green lines, and the future most likely route is marked by the purple.
Why hitchhike around the world?
In the West, we seem to be so scared of people we don’t know. For some reason, we’re told in school not to talk to anyone if you don’t already know them. This makes a hell of a lot of people! It also leaves a lot of room for stories to be passed around to fill the gaps in our knowledge. We don’t know what the rest of the world is like and this is why I am hitchhiking around it and documenting my adventure. So far, it has been wonderful.
How long will it take?
I originally expected it to take six months, but that was back when my final destination was Singapore. The most likely possibility is that my trip will take a total of two years.
Rules and restrictions
The line you see above, I hope, will be unbroken by paid transport.
The Golden Rule – Never pay for transport to advance.
Walking for two hours just to meet a friend for a beer seems a bit unnecessary, so I allow myself the occasional bus ticket. But when I do pay for transport, I always return to the same spot I reached by hitchhiking or walking.
The exception to this rule is if it is paid for by the kindness of someone else. When I got to Moscow, a stranger paid for my bus ticket to the center, but I had to walk from the center to the outskirts on the other side.
When hitchhiking either isn’t possible or isn’t working, I walk.
The story so far