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I Left Home With 80 Dollars And Traveled To 80 Countries By Hitchhiking
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I Left Home With 80 Dollars And Traveled To 80 Countries By Hitchhiking

My friends used to tell me that I looked like Harry Potter. So for a long time I dreamt of becoming the magician of hitchhiking, having my right thumb as my magic wand.

In 2013 I left home with 80 dollars and so far I’ve traveled to 80 countries exclusively by hitchhiking means. In 3 years I hitchhiked more than 200 000 km in more than 3 000 cars, driven by joy. Beside a free ride, many people offered me a place to sleep, a meal, or some money to continue my journey.

People discovered my blog, appreciated my story and started to send small donations. That’s how I afforded a plane ticket to South America to continue hitchhiking there.

My photos are not of best quality because I couldn’t afford a camera or a smartphone, most of the time I didn’t have money for a Coke. So I asked people on the road to take photos of me and send them afterwards via email. Even if they are not professional images, I hope they capture happiness, youth and the love of living without useless expectations.

I had a lot of crazy adventures. In Afghanistan I met a taliban, in Mongolia I got lost in the desert and almost died, in Siberia I met 2 bears along the way. But, as you can see below, I had the time of my life.

I wrote a book about my travels and my dream is that one day I’ll have it translated to English and published. You can bet it’s gonna be the craziest travel journal you’ll ever read!

More info: Facebook

Peru, Machu Pichu

Denmark, Copenhaga, love story

Kazakhstan, Sharyn Canyon

In Northern Norway a viking ship gave me a 5 days lift

Sahara, the largest desert in the world

Russia, Siberia (near of Ust Nera). The Russian Army truck took me hitchhiking

Russia, Sankt Petersburg, the beautiful russian girls

Irak, Erbil. Police took me hitchhiking

In Mongolia, after getting lost in the desert

In Mongolia finally reaching Ulaanbaatar, with the portret of Chinggis Khaan

In Argentina, near Ushuaia I got a short ride with an helicopter

Ushuaia, the end of the world

Afghanistan, I met a taliban hidden in a forrest

Afghanistan, they covered my head to look like one of them in a dangerous area

Experiencing wild Amazonia

Brasil, Rio de Janeiro

Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat

Ecuador, The Monument to the Equator

The Famous Pisa Tower from Italy

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MelodyLanzatella
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This IS amazing, no doubt. BUT, you are SO incredibly lucky you only met good people! Many places you traveled, it would not have been unusual or unheard of that you would have just "gone missing", never to be heard from again. I think you are a bit naive. This would be VERY dangerous for others to attempt!

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dear, reality doesn't let anyone to fool it. Who said i didn't had bad experiences? I got attacked 3 times. I meet all kind of people. The difference is made by how you are able to deal with danger. You know, thousands of young people try to travel the world by hitchhiking with very little money, if some of us managed to do it more and crazyer that might be because of some differences, abilities, sacrifices, etc. Luck doesn't exist, is a illusion and an escuse of the weak ones. Sorry...

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Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aaaand still the most stupid pose like any tourist :D

Ann Abdelzaher
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL that's why I took my picture pushing it over ;) you go there and there are dozens of people holding it up.

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JustAGirl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know what I'm gonna do with the $80 I got for my birthday... Travel the world!!!

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MelodyLanzatella
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This IS amazing, no doubt. BUT, you are SO incredibly lucky you only met good people! Many places you traveled, it would not have been unusual or unheard of that you would have just "gone missing", never to be heard from again. I think you are a bit naive. This would be VERY dangerous for others to attempt!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dear, reality doesn't let anyone to fool it. Who said i didn't had bad experiences? I got attacked 3 times. I meet all kind of people. The difference is made by how you are able to deal with danger. You know, thousands of young people try to travel the world by hitchhiking with very little money, if some of us managed to do it more and crazyer that might be because of some differences, abilities, sacrifices, etc. Luck doesn't exist, is a illusion and an escuse of the weak ones. Sorry...

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Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aaaand still the most stupid pose like any tourist :D

Ann Abdelzaher
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL that's why I took my picture pushing it over ;) you go there and there are dozens of people holding it up.

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JustAGirl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know what I'm gonna do with the $80 I got for my birthday... Travel the world!!!

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