User:Uncle sam01

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unclesam01 is a hitchhiker from Bratislava, Slovakia.

Countries Hitched

  • UK: 3,757 km
  • Turkey: 3,549 km
  • Belarus: 1,351 km
  • Japan: 1,160 km
  • Poland: 1,156 km
  • Georgia: 944 km
  • Czech Republic: 776 km
  • Croatia: 640 km
  • Serbia: 488 km
  • Armenia: 382 km
  • Bulgaria: 341 km
  • Israel: 283 km
  • Austria: 271 km*
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: 228 km
  • Slovakia: 221 km
  • Belgium: 67 km
  • Slovenia: 60 km*

Total: 15,178 km

As of March 6th, 2017.

(*)means I only hitched through the country


  • Most distance covered with a single driver: 883 km

July 26 & 27, 2015: Ukrainian trucker in a Bulgarian truck who took me almost all the way from the Georgian-Turkish border at Sarpi to Bolu on my way to Istanbul within two days. Got this ride after a desperate, 2.5h wait near the border. Stayed a night in Samsun with a friend and then hitched this guy completely randomly again the next day near Merzifon.

  • Longest single ride: 516 km

July 18 & 19, 2015: 'twas the morning of Bayram... Samsun to Batumi - Georgian trucker, whose truck kept breaking down, while the guy had to find an ATM that would accept AmEx and a place to top up his phone - needless to say, it took 14 hours and I arrived to Batumi at 3 am(but I got there and that's what matters :)

  • Longest wait: 2.5 hrs

July 26, 2015: Turkish side of the Turkish-Georgian border near Sarpi - paid off though, as the trucker I hitched was going to Istanbul(check above)

  • Highest speed: 180 kph

August 8, 2015: In a 50 kph zone (although this speed limit wasn't really justified in that particular spot) Between Uzunköprü and Edirne, Turkey, brand new Skoda Rapid.

Planned Trips

  • Ukraine(entering through the famous split village), Moldova(+Transnistria), Romania
  • Serbia(Vojvodina, visiting Slovak villages), Romania (Banat, visiting Czech villages), Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro
  • Iran
  • UAE, Oman, Saudi (inshallah, if I get a transit visa), Jordan
  • Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia
  • Russia to Japan (via Sakhalin)