User:MOAH

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MOAH = Mind of a Hitchhiker (www.mindofahitchhiker.com) aka Iris Veldwijk, professional solo hitchhiker and travel writer from the Netherlands. She started hitchhiking in September 2012 and is non-stop on the road since November 2013.

Hitched Countries

Here's the list of countries I've hitchhiked (solo) in. All country pages I've made edits to are linked.

Europe

  • Austria
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • France
  • Spain & the Canary Islands
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Ukraine
  • Georgia (+Abkhazia)
  • Armenia
  • Turkey
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Albania
  • Serbia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece (Corfu)
  • Montenegro
  • Moldova (+Transnistria)
  • Cyprus (+North)
  • Malta

Central America

  • Mexico
  • Belize
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama

Middle East

  • Iran

South America

Trivia

  • Hitchhiked with three guys named "Chris" consecutively on the same day in Wales, in 2013.
  • Never hitchhiked with a female truck driver
  • Highest altitude hitched: 4700 something meters above sea level on the Paso Agua Negra border from Argentina to Chile
  • Thought both Hummers and Smarts were in unhitchable until hitching a Smart in Tirana, Albania in 2015 with two people already present
  • Often gets weed offered directly after stating her nationality
  • Traumatized by hitching in Spain
  • Has the superstition that a car will stop seconds after lighting up a cigarette (quit smoking as of April 2016)
  • Chain smokes occasionally because of that ^ (not anymore)
  • Avid freecamper
  • Sometimes pretends to be driving in order to stay awake in the car (try it!)