UK HITCH-HIKING: 13 days, august 2000
A wholly independent travel
hitch hiking, rollerblading and, on the way back from London, by
train (on the way up, we never cheated!!)
camping everywhere, hostels and in a private house of a just known
to say it's cheap hitch hiking and sleeping in a tent, but since
this areas are incredibily expensive, everything could deadly affect
your budget. (15euro/day)
hitch hiking is always a risk
helpfullness of the people, the feeling to get where you want just
asking lifts, Edinmburg and obviously the BonJovi concert
how tiring is hitch hiking due to his unpredictability, the necessity
to travel along the high way and the outrageously expensiveness
you do need:
to live the travel hitch hiking as a challenge and to follow my
19th August, Jon BonJovi
concert at Wembley stadium (London): "I can't miss it, but how can I reach
London cheaply? By hitch-hiking and rollerblading!!". I had no clue if it worked and
how long it could take, hence I decided to leave 8 days before.
august, 7.30 a.m.: I was at a petrol station on the
highway near Milan with my thumbs up! At 8.00 a.m., I got my first
lift picked up by a girl heading to Aosta . After 2 days, 8 lifts,
having known so many helpful people, I got in Paris! It had been
really tough to get out from the city hitch-hiking, it took 6 hours,
but I managed (read what
happened). The day after I reached London. Since it was five
days before the concert and the city was too expensive I decided
to go on northward. No way: the day after I got in Edimburg!
MILAN-EDIMBURG 5 DAYS!
I rested there for two days rollerblading throughout the town, then I came back.
But getting out from Edimburg hadn't been that easy: I had to hitch-hike on the emergency
lane of the highway, and I got a lift before the police came.
On the way back a middle aged man picked us up, he was Ray Stubb (the BBC speaker)
who, no way, lent us his flat in London for free!!!!!! Yeah, that was great!!! (read about it)
Finally I saw the JonBonJovi concert in a sold out
wembley stadium. It took three unforgettable hours; definitely the greatest concert I've
ever seen... JBJ kicked asses!!!!!!!
Thanks everybody who has helped us , I have found so many nice and helpful people
through Italy, France and UK.