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Horgos-Röszke border crossing

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Into Serbia
Whether you can hitch from the border depends on the mood of the police that day. Sometimes there's no problem with standing a few meters down from passport control, and you might even see other hitchhikers. At other times, the police may ask you to move to the petrol station 1.5 km down the road. However, if they ask you to move, it often suffices to walk another 200 m down to the green road sign and hitch from there.
There's, however, a big parking lot with insurance and customs agents' booths right after you walk out of the control booths - a lot of people stop here to get some fresh air, get their paperwork in order or to take a leak. This is a perfect chance to talk to people and score direct rides into Bulgaria and even deep into Turkey! Look for out-of-place plates such as UK, Austria, Germany or Netherlands - these are almost exclusively Bulgarian and Turkish expatriates. A lot of opportunities here! The cops also can't kick you out of a parking lot - you're obviously getting insurance! This is especially true between May and August.
Many of the drivers are ethnic Hungarians who are going no further than [[Subotica]]. If you want to get to [[Novi Sad]] or [[Beograd]], write it on a sign.

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