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'''Hitchhiking around the World''' seems like a crazy idea. Finding a ''hitchhike'' to get from one continent to another is difficult, but not impossible.
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It's possible to '''circumnavigate the globe''' by hitchhiking. This [[Wikitravel:travel topics|travel topic]] gives some ideas how.
  
==Notable World Hitchhikers==
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== Set goals ==
''Kinga and Chopin'' from Poland. Status: Traveling Africa. Website: [http://www.hitchhiketheworld.com/ www.hitchhiketheworld.com]
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''Ludovic Hubler'' from France. Status: Still traveling. Website: [http://www.ludovichubler.com/ www.ludovichubler.com]
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Different people have different goals for worldwide hitchhiking. Some questions to consider:
  
''Steve Savage'' from Australia. Status: Still traveling. Website: [http://www.thesavagefiles.com/ www.thesavagefiles.com]
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* Are you planning to visit all 7 continents? Or just to stay moving in a roughly easterly or westerly direction until you return to the same longitude and possibly latitude?
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* What are your time constraints? Can you take a year, or two, or three, to complete the trip?
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* How far are you willing to go on paid transportation?
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* Do you plan to walk or bike part of the way?
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* Will you pay for food and lodging?
  
''Valeri Shanin'' from Russia. Status: Over 1 million km by hitchhiking. Website: [http://www.msha-club.ru/aboute.htm www.msha-club.ru/aboute.htm]
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== Prepare ==
  
''Ramon Stoppelenburg'' from Netherlands. Status: Finished travel in 2003. Website: [http://www.ramonstoppelenburg.com/ www.ramonstoppelenburg.com]
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== Get started ==
  
''Juan Pablo Villarino'' from Argentina. Status: Still traveling. Website: [http://www.acrobatsonline.com/ www.acrobatsonline.com]
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== Choke points ==
  
''Alexey Vorov'' from Russia. Status: Over 1 million km by hitchhiking. [http://www.pasl.spb.ru/ www.pasl.spb.ru]
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Some parts of the world, like [[North America]] or [[Europe]], are densely populated and make for easy hitching. Other parts, like [[Central Asia]], have lower traffic and may result in harder transportation.
  
 
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Crossing the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans present some difficulty.
 
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See [[tips for hitchhiking]] for an overview of hitchhiking in several countries.
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==External Links for World Hitchhiking==
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* [http://www.artoftravel.com/13hitchhiking.htm Art of Travel - Hitchhiking]
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* [http://www.digihitch.com/world/ digihitch World - Hitchhiking, backpacking and regional info for each country around the world]
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Revision as of 15:27, 16 January 2006

It's possible to circumnavigate the globe by hitchhiking. This travel topic gives some ideas how.

Contents

Set goals

Different people have different goals for worldwide hitchhiking. Some questions to consider:

  • Are you planning to visit all 7 continents? Or just to stay moving in a roughly easterly or westerly direction until you return to the same longitude and possibly latitude?
  • What are your time constraints? Can you take a year, or two, or three, to complete the trip?
  • How far are you willing to go on paid transportation?
  • Do you plan to walk or bike part of the way?
  • Will you pay for food and lodging?

Prepare

Get started

Choke points

Some parts of the world, like North America or Europe, are densely populated and make for easy hitching. Other parts, like Central Asia, have lower traffic and may result in harder transportation.

Crossing the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans present some difficulty.

Variants

Actions

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