15 Things To Do in Mannheim and Heidelberg in Autumn and Winter

Mannheim is a city located in the South-West of Germany between Frankfurt and Stuttgart. Except of its unique chess-board like structure of the city center, it's an industrial desolate city not really worth visiting. Why I still chose to write about this city? For two reasons: The first reason is simple and out …

What happened to our 10 hopes after we hit the road?

We arrived in Germany after 9 days of hitting more than 2000 km of road, spending 200 hours under the open sky, going through climate changes from sweating to freezing, from beach towel weather to heavy rainfalls, sharing our stories with 26 drivers and that in four different languages. It …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 8

It was probably the coldest night so far. The outside of the tent was all wet. We went inside the petrol station to warm up and walked outside to get a ride. It probably took less than 5 minutes to get a ride. We got out at a petrol station. …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 7

Still stuck on the petrol station somewhere on the way to St Etienne. It took hours of waiting. Only a police car stopped. They asked us if we were hitchhiking and told us to stay there and not to go on the highway. It was the second time police came …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 6

It felt like it was almost freezing so it was uncomfortable to sleep. We started hitchhiking in the morning and again we quickly got a ride. A girl drove us closer to a town. There was a roundabout with one exit leading to Lyon. As we stood there, finally some …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 5

The Spanish-French border We walked up to the highway. On the French side, the tollroad starts so all traffic has to make a stop there. There were a lot of trucks but not so many cars. Still, it didn't take long for us to get a ride from a French guy …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 4

Donostia/San Sebastián Today we didn't do any hitchhiking but we managed to cross another border. We started our trip in Donostia. We tried to find another place to sleep but didn't find anything suitable. We could leave our luggage in the hostel and when the rain finally stopped a bit, we …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 3

The middle of nowhere in Basque Country In the morning, there was finally sunlight. We could see where we were. The empty street next to us leads to the highway. This was the direction the driver told us to walk to. With nowhere else to go, we decided to follow the …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 2

Somewhere near Viseu, Portugal It was getting pretty cold in Spain. We didn't really expect the weather to be that harsh already. We left Portugal in our T-shirts but had to get more and more clothes on. Luckily, this made our bags slightly lighter. The night in the tiny tent …

Hitchhiking Europe: Day 1

Porto - Aveiro - Viseu - Vilar Formoso We thought it would be a good idea to start our hitchhiking tour from Portugal to the North in Porto. We took the train in Lisbon Oriente for 24 euros per person. A train ride is always something special for me as trains …