Hitchhiking in Japan

Global Convoy Hitchhiking: Day 4

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The second failure… After failing to hitch last night we had to spend another night in the services. We put our failure down to the fact that we looked rather too crazy for the people of Gotemba. The second failure was our inability to wake up… Instead of waking up at 6 as planned we both woke up at 10. On the plus side we both felt very refreshed at least. Hitching again We waited in the services for 3 hours, waiting for a kind person to pick us up. Then we met Tagahasi the coach driver! Yes, this gentleman […]

Wooden bridge

Global Convoy Hitchhiking: Day 3 

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The View We woke up late, but it was worth after last nights adventure. We also had an amazing view of Mount Fuji. Or would  have been if it was not for all the fog.  It was also the day we decided to go for a causal stroll up a mountain. The Volcanoes! Leaving our, car park we walked up to a local campsite where the kind receptionist lets us leave our bags for the day. Our causal stroll looking at the maps was 5km or an hour an half walk, how stupid us to think this… The mountain, was […]

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Global Convoy Hitchhiking: Day 2

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Nature… We both had a terrible nights sleep, thanks to an inconvenient typhoon. Being a typhoon it didn’t let up until morning, however it did give us a lovely new swimming pool in the park. Having taken shelter in the toilets, we did what we could only do when your stuck in a toilet in Japan and charged our phones, learnt some Japanese and harmonized with the rain. We also went around  establishing The Republic of Toiletstan, an interesting country were the currency is high fives. Hitchhiking to Osaka When the rain parted we begun our hitchhiking, again. We were […]

Global Convoy Hitchhiking: Day 1

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A Challenge Set As part of the Global Convoy – travelling around the world for a as cheap as possible – we got set the challenge of hitchhiking from Tokyo, Japan to Seoul, South Korea. Not an easy challenge when half the group have never hitched a “ride”, nonetheless we had a go and here is what my Team got up to. Team Muchantos: So Team Muchantos a combination of myself and Andrè Correia a photo journalist from Portugal, started out on a very wet Saturday afternoon, not the best time to be hitchhiking. Our plan was to be in Osaka […]

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Travelling Cheap: Accommodation

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Accommodation Accommodation, transport and visas, are some of the most expensive costs when travelling, as travellers we are always counting money to try and get the cheapest deals on all of the above. In this section we are looking in to cheap accommodation around Europe in particular but generally at ways of finding cheap places to stay where ever in the world you may be travelling. Camping Camping is by far one of the cheapest accommodation options as it’s usually FREE if you are wild camping or there may be a small charge which can differ depending where you are. […]