Is hitchhiking “too dangerous for women”?

June 2019

I have now been on the road for 9 months.

After crossing 11 countries and hitchhiking for 13 000 miles, I am still amazed to think of how many different people this mode of transport has allowed me to meet. There is something exhilarating about randomly getting into a car with Spanish firefighters, meeting a woman running for Congress, playing guitar in a hippie van, laughing when hearing the surreal stories of American drug dealers, taking Irish taxis for free or listening to a 75-year-old woman telling me about her dissolute youth in her convertible Mercedes.

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