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Safe to hitch-hike?

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1. Posted by grant123 (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

What areas of Europe are safe for a male to hitch-hike in? I'll be in Munich and the Greek islands for sure.

- Grant

2. Posted by voyages (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

it´s safe in almost all west european countries. germany and greece and all scandinavia going down to france and Italy ansd spain.... If i were ypou iwould avoid hitch-hiking in eastern europe for the moment.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

And if I am not mistaken, it is still illegal in most countries too.... so although it might be safe, you might have some issues that way.

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5. Posted by chrisavfc (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

its never 100% good to hitch hike

although it is safer for a male to do it rather than female

(no offence meant to females)

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

I was under the impression that hitchiking wasn't particularly safe for anyone. The police in Britain definitely advise against it, and I'm pretty sure there have been some nasty incidents over the years.

7. Posted by till (Full Member 73 posts) 11y

hmm i can tell you that here in belguim you can hitchhike pretty safe, but always look out as you hitchhike... in every country there are some weirdo's that evn can hurt a man...

8. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I wouldnt suggest hitch hiking in the US at all...