«Hitchhiking the World» by Pedro Acevedo Gonzalez
«You can tear down the borders
that are only set on in narrow minds
and in those funny papers people call maps»
I initially decided to hitchhike just to save money. But on the way, I realized that there is something else about this way of traveling. Hitchhiking is a challenge, in which moving from point A to B requires your physical and psychological effort, to such an extent that, when you finally make it, you realize how big the world is, how rewarding it is to be there, and most importantly, how beautiful and magnificent every bit of kilometer you covered is (opposite to high speed trains or flights).
Sometimes you even realize that the path to your destination is more fulfilling and breathtaking than the destination itself. Also, when the language barrier is low enough to walk it off (or non-existing), there is always an enriching cultural exchange; every driver has sometimes to teach.
Earlier I said that my backpack was heavy, but after hitchhiking for a while I have become very minimalistic and simple. I have discovered that you can make it anywhere with little material stuff as long as you have a huge desire. You can tear down the borders that are only set on in narrow minds and in those funny papers people call maps.»
written by Pedro Acevedo Gonzalez
Pedro’s travel blog: «50mm – Sin Destino Lo que yace al otro lado del lente…» / in english and spanish