Hitchhikingby Siow Chih Wee Backpacking: The Fine Art of Roughing it Out!
How to start? • Refer to guide book first! • Look for a Sign?! Make a Sign?!
Where to hitchhike? • Petrol stations, • Main roads • Slip roads to expressway
How to choose your ‘victims’? • Hitch with trustworthy looking people • Ambulances?! • Family • Couples • Single woman driver • Scan the car
London ??? ?!?! Dover • Getting Off • Intersections/ petrol stations • Common to take more than 1 ride to get to a destination
Things to note • Hitch in pairs • Take your belongings at all times • Well groomed = Easier hikes • Talk to the driver • Why? • Courtesy • Get to know your driver • Display sense of confidence
Why Hitchhike? • Meeting real local people • Chance of good conversation
Free!!! • Comfortable seats, free music • Jostling of seats on public buses and still have to pay!
Don’t feel ‘paiseh’ IT IS PERFECTLY OK TO REJECT A RIDE!!
Any Q? Thk Q!