According to this article, there’s a .0000089% likelihood of being killed or raped while hitchhiking in the United States.

I’ve always been afraid of picking up hitchhikers and hitchhiking. You just don’t do that. It’s dangerous! Right?

What about cigarettes? US Culture ingrained in us the dangers of smoking. Now I immediately look down on someone who smokes. Gross.

But what about Europe? Their culture believes smoking is social and cool. They still know it’s harmful. Their cigarette boxes are decorated with disgusting photos of rotten teeth, lungs, mouths, etc. Yet everybody does it. If you don’t smoke, you’ll be left behind like a loner during the smoke break.

So back to hitchhiking. This is what the culture tells us. So far I’ve hitchhiked five different times. Each person was kind and hospitable.



Cristelle and Jacques



Why is this the case? Are their actually nice people in this world? Have we’ve been believing false propaganda? Perhaps.

So far I’ve travelled 181 km or 112 miles by hitchhiking. It’s more economical, better for the environment, more social, and inspiring for faith in humanity.