Tag Archives: hitchhiking

Science on the road

Nothing new on the way to the west but now validated: Bust size and hitchhiking a field study.

To test the effect of a woman’s bust size on the rate of help offered, 1200 male and female French motorists were tested in a hitchhiking situation. A 20-yr.-old female confederate wore a bra which permitted variation in the size of cup to vary her breast size. She stood by the side of a road frequented by hitchhikers and held out her thumb to catch a ride. Increasing the bra-size of the female-hitchhiker was significantly associated with an increase in number of male drivers, but not female drivers, who stopped to offer a ride.


A small big world in 600 km

Learn bombastic polish phrases, meet an Israeli on festival tour around Germany, survive a thunder storm, meet benign Bavarians, and listen to oriental music with some Bosnian junior gangsters while riding BMW, Porsche Cayenne & VW Touareg.

It takes you just one day or 600 km. And at the end Jonas will pick you up at the train station of Winterthur.

small world

After some hours of a hitchhiking warm up I arrive in a beautiful café. I order a beer, ask for the wifi-password and get a deep look from the table besides.

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on the road

Rick mirrow truck hitchiking caferick.tk

A little exercise to get used to be traveler again: hitchhiking about 100 km on the autobahn.

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other vagabonds

I found a blog which is called vagabonding and tells the evolution of hitchhkiking in a slideshow and compiles the idea in one sentence:

But for others, like Aaron Bell, who has been hitchhiking around the world for seven years, hitchhiking is more than an option, it’s the main way to get around.

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kick off

The summer is coming, we have a economical crisis, its raining in germany.

I want to participate in the first one, only.  So I decided to travel. You´ll find me right behind you or in front of your door. I´ll start in germany, hitchhike south to switerland & austria to meet some old friends. Later I´ll go to north italy and south of france to arrive somehow in Marseille.

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