The Truck Driver Politician

Continued Hanover: Another Boring Western Germany City My couchsurfing host in Hanover was Tatiana, a mother with a 4-month old baby. She was originally from Belarus but moved to Germany with her parents when she was a teenager. She got a stable job in a bank in Hanover after studying. Well, you see, those office... Continue Reading →

Germany Is Not Sexy and They Know It

Continued The Road to Hanover After staying in Braunschweig for a few days, I started hitchhiking to Hanover. That was a sunny morning and I did sufficient research about where to stand and what to expect. I found a perfect spot near a tram stop and started hitchhiking. For two hours, people passed by, with... Continue Reading →

The Taliban Prisoners from Europe

Continued The Estonian Girl in Her Bras You might wonder, how did they live there? OK, they might have installed plumbing and have water supply for shower and cooking, but where did they get fuel? What did they eat? Well, they built a stove in the kitchen and gathered wood from the countryside. For food,... Continue Reading →

Dangerous Grandpa from the Netherlands

Continued The Hitchhiking Version of Hansel and Gretel So I was in the car of the grandpa. We were chatting happily and even the weather started to clear up. Seriously, when I was living in the Netherlands, I actually felt that the Dutch people were too rigid and conservative. They were difficult to make friends... Continue Reading →

Why Is It Safe to Hitchhike

Continued Brussels, Quentin and An Old Photo Years ago, when I was still young and innocent (OK, just 3 years ago actually......). I wanted to attend a wedding in Europe, so I asked around and one of the people who replied was Quentin. He said he could arrange for me to go to a wedding... Continue Reading →

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