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Thank you! Right, sorry, I was just adding some info and pictures - the whole page was already written in 1st person by someone else. Good you changed it all. Thumbs up!
Thank you! Right, sorry, I was just adding some info and pictures - the whole page was already written in 1st person by someone else. Good you changed it all. Thumbs up!
I thought it was nice to set up [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ShareThis ShareThis] but I don't have w access to skins/common/images - can you fix that?  Thanks, [[User:Guaka|guaka]] 17:56, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Revision as of 18:56, 30 March 2010


I have just added some more info and would like others to contribute P.S. Sorry if I am replying in the wrong way or place.

Joho MrTweek, I never did hitch out of Düsseldorf directly as i think it's not so fast. I am always driving to Oberhausen Sterkrade instead and from there to Heinrich-Heine-Str. I wrote it in the Düsseldorf page. I'll try to post all my tips here. Let's keep this website growing ;).

Hi MrTweek! Thanks for your message! even though i am not 1oo percent sure if it makes a lot of sense to translate everything from english into german it's my please to help a bit with sharing info and translation. pesef

Hey MrTweek! Thanks for your contributions! Maybe you also know some more specific things about hitching in Austria and Hungary? Thanks, Guaka 04:38, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for the welcome. I'm in the middle of exams at the moment but I'll add some more info when I've got some spare time. Hope I can help :). --Tom 10:32, 16 May 2007 (CEST)

Thanks for your back up.pl give me some advice of the page construction. and i wanna meet you someday in the future,maybe 6810.


is this how this works? if so, thanks MrTweek. Maybe we'll bump thumbs crossing asia in a few years; i'd love to chat about trans-eurasian hitching with folks what knows.


moved to Talk:liftershalte.info

Discussion about copyrights

moved to User_talk:Charliepl

Apache difficulties

I noticed you were trying to work out the problem with pages that begin with accented characters. Would you like me to help out? I'm pretty crafty with 'nix, php, etc. and I got my Wiki working perfectly with the "pretty links." Any kind of character works. Zactalk 15:33, 19 June 2007 (CEST)

Yes, maybe I get back to you with that. Foreign characters at the beginning of an article name work for you? My apache's utf8-support seems to be broken since I upgraded from debian sarge to etch. I didn't find time (and motivation) to fix this yet. --MrTweek 15:55, 19 June 2007 (CEST)
Hey, I just fixed it :) Was not an apache-problem but a broken rewrite rule. Changed it from ^([A-Z]*)$ to ^(.+)$ now it works perfectly for me. Thanks for kicking me to get this running ;) --MrTweek 16:25, 19 June 2007 (CEST)
This makes me think of setting up a team to maintain stuff on the servers. It's good to set up project:Server maintenance or something like that :) Guaka 19:11, 19 June 2007 (CEST)

My mod_rewrite is set up like this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^wiki/(.*) w/index.php?title=$1 [PT,L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^wiki/*$ wiki/ [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^/*$ wiki/ [L,QSA] #remove this if you want more content than the wiki in the root

It's supposedly better to edit pages from index.php?title=.... instead of just the "pretty links" because you can block index.php from being indexed in search engines with robots.txt and then you have cleaner search results. Zactalk 20:06, 19 June 2007 (CEST)


Hey, I think I can add a lot of stuff after the next 6 weeks, in 2 days we start down from the Netherlands to a trip across Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria (mainly), Romania and Hungary :) See you on the road, greetings ralf

Hitching trips on Google Maps

Hi Philipp. I'm also trying to get my hitching tracks into Google Maps. However, after having drawn about 50 lines, the site has become really slow and I'm not able to add more lines fluently. Should you have any suggestions for this, then I'd be most interested. Here is one more map of a hitchhiker who put his trips into GM: http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl&q=http%3A%2F%2Fjochem.lesparre-dewaal.nl%2Fliftroutes.kml&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=0&ll=51.727028,6.240234&spn=12.809217,29.619141&z=5. He did it in another way, supposedly with an external (KML?) editor or a GIS application. Fverhart 2 July 2007

Yes, I have the same problems. It is very slow in Opera, but in Firefox it's ok. This depends a lot on your Computer speed. With my Pentium-M 1,6G Hz, it is just usable (in Firefox). In my company office with 2x2,8 GHz P4 it works very great. However, the more lines you draw, the slower it gets. I don't know about any external kml-editor. In google-earth you can at least read the files, but I think there is no possibility to edit them (but I'm not sure about that). Did you ask Jochem how he did this? I was wondering that too, because his maps look a little weird when you zoom very close. --MrTweek 12:22, 2 July 2007 (CEST)
Well, in FireFox on my PIII 350 mhz, 256+64 mb RAM it is simply slow :). With a somewhat faster machine @ work it is not workable, with only IE at hand. And I've drawn about 5% of the lines now. I don't know exactly how Jochem did it. It would be much better to find a solution for another problem. I'm keeping track of the petition at maastricht.hitchbase.org. However, the site is being spammed and now I get lots of mails of fake signature entries for the petition. I haven't got time to filter everything out, but the new entrees must be confirmed by clicking a link in the e-mail. This has been set up in PHP by a contact of Markus (mabe in Abgefahren). --Fverhart 12:22, 2 July 2007 (CEST)
Ok, in this case, your machine is obviously the reason ;) In general, Firefox seems to be the fastet in interpreting JavaScript.
Regarding your other problem: a nice, simple solution to avoid spam in forms is to add a textfield to the form, give it a name which spambots will like (i.e. email, name, url) and make it invisible (preferably with css). The user won't see it and won't fill it. The spambot doesn't know that it's invisible (they are not that good usually) and will probably fill some data into that field. Now you can delete all entries, where this field is filled. This worked really well for me in a few different cases. --MrTweek 20:16, 2 July 2007 (CEST)


Hey! Thanks for the message, can't figure out how to message people, so I hope you get this. I've been using this site for ages, and figured it was about time I corrected some of the dreadful English on the France pages, and added to the site the little that I know. I'll add more in time, the hitch from Cardiff to Morocco really helped me, and I'll add a page on Cardiff too. Carl

It's actually great to read that people actually use Hitchwiki]] without even contributing :) It would be nice to have some more stats on that that these ones. And maybe we can find ways to make them actually click edit :) Guaka 14:27, 31 July 2007 (CEST)

liftershalte on hitchwiki


i just added a map of lifterhalte into the hitchwiki information for Varna in Bulgaria. Unfortunately I wanted to have a map of Varna showing the hybrid maps view, but it only appears as a normal map. Nevertheless the html code shows "View=2", what obviously stands for hybrid, right? Is there any way to show this kind of map? Otherwise the map for Varna seems quite useless since googlemaps only displays one street there ;)

Probably my mistake ;) I'll fix it the next days when I'm home again. --MrTweek


This page have a problem with the time. I speak a little english. AutostopWiki tiene un problema con la hora que indica al firmar, siendo las 13:32 me indica las 18:32 y tengo ajstado el uso en -03:00. Saludos y Gracias por colaborar en la creación de AutostopWiki --Carlos 18:33, 23 August 2007 (CEST)

Yes, because the server is in the CEST timezone. The date in the articles is not dynamic, so it can't be different for each user. The timezone that you set in your preferences is only shown at the Recent Changes list, article history. I think there is no solution for this problem, unfortunately :(
Hope I understood your problem correctly, I hardly speak Spanish --MrTweek 19:12, 23 August 2007 (CEST)
Thanks. I hardly speak english. --Carlos 01:43, 24 August 2007 (CEST)
Imposible access to http://www.autostopwiki.com.ar -- 19:49, 14 September 2007 (CEST)

Stats linking to Wikipedia

At the bottom of our wikistats, de ZeitGeist is linking to Wikipedia, and it should link to Hitchwiki. Could you fix it? :) guakasite, wikitalk 16:32, 8 September 2007 (CEST)


Just a test -- 15:02, 14 September 2007 (CEST) (aka MrTweek)

hey - no prob! thanks for the link to hitchwiki -it's a great resource!

liftershalte problem

Hi. The liftershalte help page brought me here. Everytime I try to add a point and click on "add point", it says "authentication error". What's wrong? --Kb 15:05, 6 March 2008 (CET)

Ouh, there was a bad bug. I just fixed it, please try again. You probably have to log out and log in again, so the changes will apply for you. Thanks for reporting that. --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 15:20, 6 March 2008 (CET)
Adding points is working now, thanks. I just realised that the help emailadress is stated recognizably in the blue bar... however, my message would have gone to the same address anyway, I guess. --Kb 21:20, 6 March 2008 (CET)

Liftershalte & Blogs

hi, was denkst du, ist es moeglich blogs wie e.g. http://pipes.yahoo.com/aleeex/deutschetramper (und auch die internationalen) auf der karte von liftershalte als sprechblasen einzubinden? waere cool... dann poppen die auf liftershalte und wiki auf und damit verbreiteten sich relevante infos und geschichten... --Alex 19:27, 10 March 2008 (CET)

gute Idee, und sollte auch recht leicht umzusetzen sein. Aber wie kommen die Koordinaten in die Blog-Eintraege? --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 19:30, 10 March 2008 (CET)
Schau dir mal http://pipes.yahoo.com/aleeex/deutschetramper genauer an (kannst auf Clonen gehen und dir die Source anschauen), es gibt dort ne Art GeoModul (ne Beschreibung dazu gibts dort auch). Ich habe keine Ahnung wie das genau aufgebaut ist, aber es fuegt zum XML die GeoDaten hinzu. Bei einer genauere Auswertung von http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=ad5751fc5d104e4b561a09d040790d23&_render=rss siehst du die Geodaten (<geo:lat> & <geo:long>). Ich pflege denselben GeoFeed mit mehr internationalen Blogs, aber es treten dort immer mal wieder Fehler auf (zuviele Feeds, unsaubere Feeds). Ich schlage vor mit dem deutschen Feed zu starten und wenn der dann laeuft das weiter auszubauen. Vielleicht hast du ja auch Lust deinen eigenen Aggregator zu bauen... Btw. hast du ne Ahnung wie Flickrfeeds aufgebaut sind? Da sollten doch auch Geodaten verfuegbar sein... Hitchhiking Category... --Alex 19:56, 10 March 2008 (CET)
Heisst das, du gibts die von Hand ein? Eigentlich sollte das der Blogger ja machen. Sonst wirds auf dauer sehr viel arbeit --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 19:59, 10 March 2008 (CET)
Ich adde die Blogfeeds per Hand, ja. Das muss man eben einmal alle paar Wochen machen und gut ist, ansonsten kommt da ja auch recht schnell Spam dazwischen... Oder meintest du die Geodaten? --Alex 22:00, 10 March 2008 (CET)
Ja, die GeoDaten. Alles andere kann man leicht automatisieren. --22:03, 10 March 2008 (CET)
Das geht auto... einfach mal Source anschauen... --Alex 22:11, 10 March 2008 (CET)
Wie jetzt? Da stehen unter anderem Blogeintraege von mir drin. Ich hab da definitiv keine Geodaten eingegeben. Woher weiss das Teil, wo ich getrampt bin? Scannt das den Text nach Ortsnamen ab oder wie? --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 23:06, 10 March 2008 (CET)
"Schau dir mal http://pipes.yahoo.com/aleeex/deutschetramper genauer an (kannst auf Clonen gehen und dir die Source anschauen), es gibt dort ne Art GeoModul (ne Beschreibung dazu gibts dort auch). Ich habe keine Ahnung wie das genau aufgebaut ist, aber es fuegt zum XML die GeoDaten hinzu." --Alex 23:24, 10 March 2008 (CET) PS: http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/docs?doc=operators#LocationExtractor
Hmm, das ueberrascht mich. Konnte den Source nicht angucken, weil ich da keinen Account habe, aber ich setz das mal auf meine Liste. --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 23:35, 10 March 2008 (CET)

Hey.. wollte einen Blog auf hitchwiki starten, aber beim einloggen ist genau gar nichts passiert. Benutzername, Passwort, klicken auf Log in --> nichts! Bin auf derselben Seite (Log in) geblieben. Was muss ich tun? Gruss, cee


Hey kannst du mir vielleicht Löschrechte auf liftershalte geben. Ich entdecke imemr wieder sinnlose Einträge. Vielleicht können wir auch in einem anderen (höheren) Zoom Level starten, dann läd es am Anfang nicht solange. --Quarim 13:09, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, eigentlich hattest du schon welche... Probier bitte mal obs jetzt tut. --MrTweek 15:48, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Also da ist zwar ein Löschen Button, da kann ich auch draufklicken. Dann verschwindet der Spot kurz wenn ich dann raus und wieder reinzoome ist er wieder da! Wenn man aus dem Startbildschirm direkt reinzoomt (Paris) sind da zum Beispiel gleich zwei unsinnige Spots. Und dann habe ich auch oft welche gesehen, die sich einfach überlappen. Überlegung wäre 1. Weiter reingezoomt zu starten, zweitens vielleicht es nicht zuzulassen spots einzutragen die weniger als 100m neben einem anderen liegen --Quarim 16:19, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Probier mal, ob die Punkte immernoch da sind, wenn du die ganze Seite neu lädst. Ich glaube, das ist bloß ein Darstellungsproblem. Wenn die Punkte dann immer noch da sind, ists ein Bug, dann werd ich versuchen, mich die Tage drum zu kümmern. --MrTweek 19:14, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Jo dann gehts. Super. Hmm wenn du im Januar kommst können wir uns vielleciht auch mal dran setzen die Geschichte schneller zu machen. Liegts am DB Select dass das so lahm ist. Hmmm kann ich gerne versuchen zu helfen.


* Longest Waiting Time: :) -- (Undo revision 20181 by Alex (Talk)) - Is there non? :( --Alex 12:34, 28 May 2008 (CEST)

Probably, but I don't know. --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 13:08, 28 May 2008 (CEST)

Video extension

Hi there, sorry for the delay, I just saw your messasge. I emailed you and looking forward to your reply. IdoSet 10:59, 12 June 2008 (CEST)

Uhm, I didn't get any email? Do you have my address? try mrtweek [at] flupps.net --MrTweek 11:03, 12 June 2008 (CEST)
Did we try the newest Kaltura version already, 1.09?
Yes, it's even active at the moment, but somehow it does exactly nothing. Not even presents itself in Special:Version weird thing. I'll try to have a look into it. --MrTweek 14:30, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Teaser of the "Paris 888" documentary is now online however, we can't put video on hitchwiki anymore ? --MiSha 17:05, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
No, the plugin is still broken. I told the kaltura-guys, but they didn't fix it yet :( --MrTweek 20:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)


Hallo Philipp, ich bin Hansm von Wikivoyage.org. Ich habe dir auf meiner Diskussionsseite geantwortet. Melde dich bitte dort, wenn es noch Unklarheiten oder Probleme gibt. -- Hansm

Das Problem mit dem Cache scheint bei Euch irgendwie stärker aufzutreten als bei uns. Ehrlich gesagt glaube ich gar nicht mehr so richtig, dass es schlau war, die isin-Daten im Parser-Cache zu speichern. Ein eigener Cache wäre dafür wahrscheinlich besser geeignet. Aber was mich noch interessieren würde: Benutzt Ihr einen memcached oder geht der Cache bei Euch über die Datenbank? -- Hansm 21:25, 15 June 2008 (CEST)
Gute Frage. Ich habe nichts derartiges konfiguriert. In der LocalSettings.php steht
$wgMainCacheType = CACHE_NONE;
Sonst nichts, was auf Cache hinweisen koennte. --MrTweek 21:47, 15 June 2008 (CEST)

hi. please add my blog http://youarealltourists.blogspot.com/ to your blog list. it's not all pure hitching, though.

Done :) --MrTweek 15:54, 2 July 2008 (CEST)

hi. please add my blog http://youarealltourists.blogspot.com/ to your blog list. it's not all pure hitching, though.

please add my blog!



done ;) --MrTweek 10:02, 11 July 2008 (CEST)
done --MrTweek 11:25, 14 July 2008 (CEST)
done --MrTweek 15:22, 17 July 2008 (CEST)
done --MrTweek 13:31, 23 July 2008 (CEST)
done --MrTweek 00:09, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
done --MrTweek 00:09, 11 March 2009 (UTC)


hm.. warum flog der abgefahren blog feed raus? --Alex 14:33, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Weiss auch nicht, irgendwie hat der plötzlich komische Fehler gemacht:
ERROR:planet.runner:Update of <http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com/blog/feed> failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/planet/__init__.py", line 245, in run
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/planet/__init__.py", line 653, in update
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/planet/__init__.py", line 782, in update_entries
KeyError: 'http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com/563 at http://abgefahren.hitchbase.com'
Irgendwie sagt mir das gar nichts. Weiss nicht ob das am Feed oder an meinem Script liegt. Ich setz es mal auf meine TODO-Liste --MrTweek 14:37, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Hast du da was geändert? Scheint wieder einwandfrei zu funktionieren. Ich hab die Software upgedatet, weiss aber nicht obs daran liegt. --MrTweek 00:10, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

my msn

[email protected]

Hey thanks! I clarified the Belgium-page a bit. Hope to see you on the Belgian road :)


hey! I read something in German about the Trampertreffen in September. Could you share some information on that in English? Are there only German speakers coming? Would love to come by and also possibly discuss things related to hitchwiki and so on. Maybe we can create a more detailed general event-page or something? --Robino 15:17, 15 August 2008 (CEST)

I just forgot to add it to the news section, thanks for reminding me ;) There will be mainly German speakers, but usually also some foreigners. Everybody's welcome. However planings are still in progress, so no detailed information yet. Would be cool to meet you there --MrTweek 15:25, 15 August 2008 (CEST)

if & co

Thanks for adding the if & co to hitchwiki. This makes it fun... :) Hopefully many people will use it and there will be some more knowledge transfer between the languages and cultures... --Alex 08:36, 2 November 2008 (UTC)


Moin, why categorizing back all the city articles to Cat:Germany? It was just the idea to sort them all to their states/provinces, like it happens with the German wiki: de:Kategorie:Deutschland. There, you go to the different states, and find the cities in there. Ok, it might be confusing for people who don't know in which states cities are located, but for that a) we have the city-template in the Germany article. Smaller cities/villages (like e.g. Hörstel) should stay in their state category, if you list them also in the germany category, it will be overcrowded once we have all 2000+ German cities in there ;) Hm, just my opinion, but I like the sorting from the german wiki much more, looks more sorted/cleaned up. Maybe I'm wrong, what do you think ;) ? --Platschi 20:05, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Categorizing back? Sorry, I didn't notice that :/ I just thought, we forgot that category all the time. No that I look at the German version, this looks quite good indeed. --MrTweek 20:59, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Hitchhikers categories

If there is a more detailed category (Hitchhikers from...) is to be applied, there is no need of keeping the old one (Hitchhikers) on the users' pages since it anyway includes the new, more detailed ones in itself. ;) --Sigurdas 09:04, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Over-enthusiastic new user + maps + various


Can you please, please, please do something about Sigurdas? His changes may be well intentioned, but to me it is vandalism! My user page is my user page (and from what I've seen, I'm not the only one who thinks about things this way) and he has no right to put his completely undiscussed changes on it! If making me a sysop allows me to protect my page, then please make me a sysop, I'm currently unemployed and have been doing quite a bit of editing already, so you can see what I've done.

I am sorry about that, Prino. There was a quick discussion about this category (Hitchhikers from...) and back then nobody was against of creating and applying this category so I took it for granted to change users pages accordingly. In future I will try to avoid this kind of actions. Peace, --Sigurdas 19:29, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Q2, maps: I painstakingly put a Google map for Oostende on the page for my current place of residence, it's now a openstreetmap.org map, which is almost without detail...

Q3) Can you add the wikipedia character insertion box, so that it becomes a bit easier to add foreign characters, markup, symbols etc? And the longer edit tools toolbar (sub/super scripts, tables, etc)


Robert - robert(a)prino(d)org

Hmm, I understand that. However, the categories where always the only part of the userpages, that are "allowed" to be edited by others. This is due to the fact, that we want some consistency there. As sigurdas already said, we discussed that before and everyone agreed. Then again, I see that this discussion was probably too short, to let everyone notice it. I'm sorry about that. Oh, and looks like someone made you a sysop, very good :)
Q2: I changed that now. It's the parameter 'view'. 0=gmaps, 1=sattelite, 2=hybrid, 3=osm.
Q3: Yes, I'll put that on my to-do-list.
--MrTweek 22:36, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

New article about statistics - limits?

As one of the people with plenty of experience with statistics, I'm currently writing an article about the development of my statistics programs, from their very humble 5-tables per trip output to the somewhat over-the-top stuff they spew out now. Can you give me some guidance about article limits (i.e. no of lines) as it's likely to be pretty big, unless I create sub-pages linked to from the main page.

Also, any suggestions as to where to put it? The main statistics page seems to be just an idea-gathering place... Prino 10:56, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey, that sounds really cool :) There are no limits here, in theory you could write a book on one page. Just make sure its well-formatted and use senseful headlines, so it will be easy readable. I wouldn't use subpages, unless you have certain parts, that are useful on their own, without the context. I would suggest making a sub-page of the statistics site, separated by a /, i.e. Statistics/Prino Statistics Tool, but it can also be a completely independent page as well. --MrTweek 12:16, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Photo copyright mistake

Ooops. Thanks for fixing this, i will be more careful in future image uploads.

--Paxus 13:27, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help!

I\m new to hitchhiking and your site and recommendation helped me alot! Especially the service area Goldene Bremm in saarbrucken was a hit. Hope to see you sometime on or off the road. // User:Denizo [1].

Cool, you're welcome. However, this is not only my site, but a site of all hitchhikers. So, if you have any good information or experiences, it would be great if you could contribute it ;) Even if it's just about how to hitchhike out of your hometown --MrTweek 10:24, 2 February 2009 (UTC)



Germany to Morocco in the summer?

When are you going? And can I come too? --Tom 08:41, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Probably in August, maybe also end of July. Not completely sure yet. Are you going alone or with someone? I'll go with my girlfriend. I guess 3 persons would a little difficult, but 4 (2+2) could be great. What do you think? Let's discuss on Berlin Beach Camp, in case we meet in a sober moment. :) --MrTweek 09:02, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

please add my blog


Check out my Blog at: http://hitchhikers.blog.com . Someone left me a comment saying you could maybe put a link to it on the wiki.

I'm a hitchhiker and spiritual seeker, travelling currently in India, soon to head for Nepal and, if the Lord be willing, Tibet. So far I've hitchhiked on this trip from Finland to Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech rep., Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Iran. I flew from Teheran to Delhi and went on hitchhiking, the destinations in India you can see from my blog.

This is my third trip hitchhiking in India and the second time I come from Finland (mostly) hitchhiking. The first time I covered all the distance overland, Finland-Sweden-(by boat to)Poland-Czech rep-Slovakia-Hungary-Romania-Bulgaria-Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India. I 'cheated' on four occasions: boat from Sweden to Poland, bus in Turkey (from Sivas to Erzurum), train in Iran (a driver insisted on buying a train ticket for me from Esfahan to Bander Abbas) and a bus in Pakistan (from border to Quetta).

I did my first trip to India in 2005. The second time was 2007, when I hitchhiked from Finland-Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania-Poland-Slovakia-Hungary-Serbia-Greece-Turkey-Syria-Jordan-Israel-Egypt and then flew from Egypt to India. On that trip I 'cheated' in Greece, taking a train from Thessaloniki to Alexandropolis and between Syria(Damascos) and Jordan(Amman).

If you now got interested in hitching in more exotic places, I truly recommend Turkey and Iran. The hospitality of the people in Islamic culture is amazing - the first time I was in Iran I hitched here and there for 3 weeks and only one night I ended up sleeping in a guest house - otherwise the drivers (or others I met, walking around in smaller villages for example) would always invite me to their homes.

Hari Om!


Alright, I added your blog to the hitchhiking planet. Thanks! --MrTweek 08:02, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Paluch's questions about hitchwiki maps

From User talk:Guaka: I have some questions about Hitchwiki maps. I was searching through, but i couldn't find any up date info. First of all is it possible to edit other users spots. There is many roads being built or rebuilt in Poland recently and there are more and more spots that need or will need some updates or even removal. Second is how can I set my home position other than Paris, maybe I'm blind;) but couldn't find it. Third, I see there are changes in the maps in city pages. No more thumb symbols with rating. Any reasons why? Any recent talk page about? Thanx for any help. Greets! Paluch

Paluch again about hitchwiki maps and some other stuff

Hey thanks for your quick reply and improving the map. So far I've found one point to be removed as two users marked the same spot and write quite opposite description. But there's loads of points that need some updates and edits. I think we should avoid writing very subjective description, especially now after you created rating system. Maybe Hitchwiki Maps Help/FAQ section should be changed. There should be information what to write in the description. Probably most of us are not interested about some complaining of one user. I would like to find short info stating what kind of spot it is, like petrol station, slip road or lay-by and info about how to get there. Personal feelings about the spot should be stated only by rating. If I can edit points I will check all the points in Poland and abroad I know and clean them up a bit. Another thing is that I don't really know how to change my home position. And when I click My Points nothing happens. Any bug? Why some points are shown e.g. in zoom 3 and others not. How does it work? What is New Collection about? And last thing: sometimes when I have time I look for hitching spots online, mostly on Google Maps and Google search. I think I've found good spots in southern Madrid, which are not written in Madrid page. But I didn't have chance to check them out in real life, so I don't want to add them to city page. Maybe we can make a new section called e.g. Spots To Be? so other users when have possibility can check them out. What do you think about this? Greets. --Paluch 01:47, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Blog hinzufügen

Hallo, wie kann man denn seinen Tramper-Blog hier hinzufügen? Ich bin seit 2005 auf Deutschlands und Europas Autobahnen unterwegs und wollte zunächst nachträglich und in Zukunft auch aktuell Tramptouren online dokumentieren und festhalten. Meinen Blog: Däumlings - Tramperglück und Tramperpech (http://daeumlings.blogspot.com) hätte ich gern im Planet hinzugefügt. Grüße

Mir bescheid sagen reicht ;) Habs hinzugefügt --MrTweek 12:23, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Please add my blog to the planet


I'm hitching/traveling around the world for 2 years now

Alright, added it :) --MrTweek 08:05, 24 August 2009 (UTC)


Hey MrTweek, I just wanted to make a quick conversion table, to be linked to from the country infoboxes, but the wikitable didn't appear to get cosmetically right anyways. (had to walk the dog in the meanwhile so I couldn't finish it straight away) I'll make a redirect to the phrasebooks instead. Thanks for pointing this out. Cheers! clint.hotvedt 07:59, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

blog adding?


My name is Liam Walls, and I write the blog "liam's gone awol" that appears on your http://hitchwiki.org/planet/ page.

Firstly, i am interested how you found my blog, and would like to thank you for including me.

Secondly, i would like to ask that you link to my blog rather that post it wholesale at http://hitchwiki.org/planet/. I would prefer that you post the heading an part of the blog, and then people can click a link if they want to read more. Do you think this would be possible?

Oh, and can you reply by emailing me at liam.walls(ä)gmail.com ?

Thanks, and keep up the good wiki work!

Thanks, Liam

This is possible if you can make a feed like this on your blog. The planet software we use is pretty dumb AFAIK and doesn't have an option for this. (guaka not logged in) 13:50, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Planed trips: Poland

Hey Philipp, grad gesehen, dass du vorhast im Frühjahr nach Polen zu trampen, coole Sache. Wenn es soweit ist, meld dich doch. Kannst bei mir in Warszawa vorbei kommen, oder wir treffen uns sonst irgendwo auf n Bier ;-) War übrigens auch im Sommer in Marokko! LG --N0id 11:29, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Jo, ich mach hier Freiwilligendienst! Aber ich wollte eh mal nach Wroclaw, Poznan trampen, das passt doch ;-)

Dutch language

Can you set up a Hitchwiki in the Dutch language? I've come across some more Dutch sites related to hitchhiking recently, and I finally think it'd be nice to also have a Hitchwiki in Dutch. Also, can I have write perms in the top directory? I can't replace the Google Webmasters file there. Dankjewel, guaka 13:41, 20 March 2010 (UTC)


Thank you! Right, sorry, I was just adding some info and pictures - the whole page was already written in 1st person by someone else. Good you changed it all. Thumbs up!


I thought it was nice to set up ShareThis but I don't have w access to skins/common/images - can you fix that? Thanks, guaka 17:56, 30 March 2010 (UTC)