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guaka is one of the administrators of this wiki. He moved the wiki from to Wikia, since over there it was being spammed all the time. And then, on November 24 2006, to, together with MrTweek.

If there's a technical problem with Hitchwiki, contact hitchwiki524 AT myusername DOT org.

Guaka is or has been also active on many Wikipedias (he founded the Bambara and the Fulfulde Wikipedia) and on Wikitravel. And he has worked on many online projects, but is definitely his favorite, because of:

  • the free license,
  • the convivial atmosphere,
  • the ideal mix between ad-hoc and democratic decisions,
  • the steady stream of activity and constant growth (yearly doubling!),
  • the different languages (since 2007)
  • the clear objective and
  • the inherent qualities of the project

See also why we work on Hitchwiki.

His main home in cyberspace can be found at He works on many different websites, from selling furniture to living with much less or no money at all and of course many other wikis. Some of his code is available at

Hitchhiking experience

see also my log

Random stuff

Esteban: "U have a wiki about how not to pay busses? I tought I was stingy dude, but obviously there's always someone in the world who can cleary exceed your capabilities".


The shortest wait, well, that happened a lot, when your holding a sign when you get out of a car at a gas station on the highway and friendly people notice that.

My longest wait was in Argentina where I gave up after 18 hours.

Driving for my drivers

  • In 2005 or so, getting out of Paris, after being dropped at a really bad spot I started walking on the highway in the hot sun and after half an hour I was picked up by a guy moving from his stuff from Paris to somewhere south from Toulouse. He let me drive his car for 2 hours.
  • In June 2008, hitching from Amsterdam to Avignon, I managed to get to a busy gas station in Luxembourg at around 22:00 and found a ride straight to my destination. The car's dashboard was not working, I wasn't convinced of the driver's driving style and after an hour or so, and asking about my driving license, he offered me the steering wheel. I drove all the way to Avignon.
  • In August 2008, hitching from Berlin to Trento an Italian at a gas station close to Munich was a bit tired. He had dinner there and I showed him my driving license and I drove all the way to Trento through the pouring rain.

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