A real hitchhiker doesn't smell!

Maybe someone remembers that earlier I also hitchhiked. I have posts here, and about myths, and about hitchhiking rules, and about hitchhiking in thailand. I will not say that I have traveled many kilometers in my entire life, but this travel format has always been to my liking. Now, however, I no longer travel like that, but this is due to the fact that all my trips are working, and the process of collecting information and publishing posts is difficult to combine with hitchhiking, there is no time for such a format.

Tell me, do you give a ride to stop-goers or do you practice hitchhiking yourself? What stoppers do you come across?

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Negative experience

Always, if there is such an opportunity, then I take stoppers. And it's just interesting to find out who is going and where, and I want to help, and I work off my karma, after all, I was also brought up more than once 🙂 So on the last trip I managed to give a lift 3 times, and 2 of them had to turn on the ventilation at full and try to get to destination and drop off the person. It seems that you can immediately drop it off, but somehow it’s inconvenient, but while you speak through the lowered glass, it’s not clear what kind of person is. Although you may need to overpower yourself and plant for edification right away?

Moreover, they seem quite normal, dressed in normal clothes, with hiking backpacks, not homeless people. But the smell! This is what you have to do with yourself, or not do to start stinking like that ?! There are rivers, lakes, the sea, or you can take a shower with friends when you stop. It was summer outside and the warm sea 200 meters away! We, I remember, swam in hikes in the off-season, and in Altai at sub-zero temperatures, it is impossible to be dirty for a long time. I can’t imagine how many days it’s necessary not to wash and not wash, so that there is just such a homeless smell. In an amicable way, even if you don't wash for a week, this will not happen, but in a week you can actually drive half of Russia.

In the photo I am, clean and smelling of roses :)

In the photo I am, clean and smelling of roses 🙂

Wrong Stoppers

My conclusion suggests itself only one - these were some wrong stopers. Will give a lift to someone like that and then no one else wants to plant. Or maybe, on the contrary, hitchhiking in the bulk is like that? Like rogue and freeloaders, including homeless people and vagabonds who move not for fun, but out of despair. And I just don't understand anything in this life. Or the answer is banal and consists in the fact that it cannot be generalized, and any people can hitchhike. I just «lucky» run into unscrupulous.

It's just strange how many friends I know who hitchhike, and none of them. And he himself also just skated to broaden his horizons, so to speak. And now sometimes there is a desire to also ride, albeit a short distance 🙂 By the way, recently a friend of mine, who often transports people through the BlaBlaCar service (applications: Android, iOS), told a similar story. That is, even if you are lucky for money, there are still no guarantees.

Take or not take?

I am now in confusion, whether or not to take, to be or not to be 🙂 After all, you cannot determine from afar, you cannot conduct face control. Before that, they always came across young adventurous guys, and the last two people, because of whom, in fact, this whole post is kind of strange. I still have a suspicion that they also thump hard, so that it’s not so hard to live ...

On the Internet, as always, there is a holivar on this topic, starting from the fact that you don’t need to help freeloaders, because only such people drive, ending with the fact that the hitchhiking gives some kind of mega-freedom and in general you need to travel around the world only for free.