Hitchhiking, A New Trend Of Travelling
With the introduction of western culture, trend for new things is also getting introduced. As with the new trend, priorities and interests changes and this is what world is going through. Hitchhiking a new trend in travelling is now a part of culture. Travelling with free Lifts to explore the new places and admire the beauty of nature is known as Hitchhiking. Hitching, Hitchhiking, Thumbing or Lifting is a means of transport, in which the traveler takes lift people with cars, trucks, bike anything for free.
People also call it by Thumbing because in hitching, we use our thumb in up direction to take lifts from people. Our thumb plays an important role here and also it is an universal sign for asking lift and if you find anybody walking or standing with his thumb up then he is asking for lift and may be a hitchhiker.
People from all over the world, now prefer to travel new places by hitchhiking. It is a simplest way of exploring the world with no cash. All you need is a backpack with some clothes and daily useful equipment and materials. Many people want to travel by hitchhiking but only a few dare to do because travelling by hitchhiking is not an easy way to go through.
# Challenges In Hitchhiking
Hitchhiking is free lancing way of travelling, in which all you have got is what world gives you for free. You are totally dependent on the nature for everything, there is no one to teach you anything but you will learn everything by your own experience. You have to arrange your food by your own and have to get a place to stay night.
# Hitchhiking – Feeling Of Aliveness
Hitchhiking can be known as a practical learning process, which enhance your knowledge and changes your mentality towards life. The ones who get the experience of Hitchhiking defines it a way to feel alive and describes their encounter with the beauty of nature.
# The Dangerous face Of Hitching
It is not as easy as it seems. Hitchhiking is a dangerous activity, which one should rarely follow. Mostly mothers would deny for opting hitching as a profession or been traveled on long distance. As according to the statistics—
- 0.0000089% of people are likely to be killed or raped while hitching in the United States.
-Since 1979, 500 interstate murders are reported.
-175 rape cases are reported till now.
-0.94% You are more likely to die from accidentally falling than hitching.
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There are many movies that are filmed on the true stories of hitchhikers, which completely defines the struggle and joy of hitching. If you are passionate enough for travelling then hitchhiking will be an amazing means of travelling for you. But people with less daring and are suffering from any kind of disease should not go for it. Some of the movies on hitchhiking are “Into the Wild, Wild, The Hitchhiking Movie, Motorcycle Diaries, etc.,