Hitchgathering 2011 is the temporary title for the fourth edition of the annual European hitchhiking festival.
Organisation & Discussion
- communication is done via the Hitch mailing list
- you can help by signing up for tasks on the todo list
- workshops and events are under discussion, for now place your suggestions here: Hitchgathering/2011/Workshops
- We are working on Evaluation of the 6810. Add your comments here: http://hitchwiki.org/en/Hitchgathering/2011/Evaluation
The gathering will take place in Kara Dere, Bulgaria. Below is the description for the proposal.
Quite big national hitchhiking society. Local support is a snap. Hitching is a blast. Exact location: The Black Sea, Kara Dere (near the city of Biala)
Have a look at Pictures of Bulgaria
- huge remote beach
- water supply from a spring on the beach (The issue of drinking water: There is a natural spring right on the beach. The only insignificant con is that the nice camping areas in the forest are a bit further on the beach on a 15 mins walk from the spring. But 10 liter tubes do a great job and daily "trips" are just a walk on the beach)
- perfect shade, as the beach borders with a marvelous forest, where it's cool all day long and in the night it's not windy and sandy
- people there are generally nice
- equally near to (between) the two biggest cities (Varna, Burgas) on the coast line.
- close to turkey
- small "bar"(caravan) for beer, fish&chips, etc. on one end of the beach
- few to none about the mosquito issue
- the trumpet festival at Guča happens the week after 5/8/11, just 850km to the west
- 40 mins walk on a dirt road to the nearest village for food supply (quite easy and pleasant though)
- There are cars passing by as well on this dirty road, so they can at least bring the bags with food.
- project for closing the area and building an "Eco Village" (decision and deadline unknown yet)
- language barrier?
- I guess there are as many hhikers who don't speak Bulgarian as hhikers who didn't speak Portuguese. And I guess there are a lot more Russian speakers in Bulgaria than English speakers in Spain.
- language barrier is absolutely no problem, everybody knows what the thumb means, also city's names on road signs are nearly always in Cyrillic and Latin.
- Many campers in summer
- Forget about dumpster-diving here