Hitchhiking is becoming my preferred way of travelling. The main reason why that is the case is not that it is a cheap way to get around, but that it is a very personal experience. Hitchhiking is somehow the Anti-Uber – when convincing somebody on a road to stop for you, you get in the front seat and get to know the other person. Hitchhiking is like a wildcard in a modern day world which increasingly relies on apps and smartphone technologies. Unlike Facebook, TripAdvisor or Tinder, hitchhiking has no references, mutual friends and ratings, it’s all about the experience and connection with new people. You do not have any idea who the other person might be, or what their interests, lives and (importantly) opinions are. In my point of view, this is the biggest advantage of hitchhiking. There are not a lot of opportunities where you can meet and interact with people that might be completely outside your everyday circles or your regular environment; hitchhiking is one of these opportunities.