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solo female traveller... safe to hitchhike?

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21. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Christ, GET A BUS and do not HH, you are just asking for trouble.

22. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hitch hiking in europe is a lot safer than hitch hiking in south america! but in general a female hitch hiking is a no no!

maybes its ok with friends, but if you have the money then theres no need.

your female! and thinking about hitch hiking? you are a potential murderers / rapists dream girl!

com'on use some common sense here...not even worth considering!

i was on marthas vineyard island, living in a very remote part...i missed my bus where it comes every 30 min or so...i walked some of the road and hitch hiked, i always got a lift from sweet old ladies, but also there was no other form of marthas vineyard is a wealthy island and little or no crime. but at night i wouldnt hitch hike. and if its a bunch of guys in the car then i wouldnt get in myself.

sure...jump in a car with 3 male strangers...and see what will happen to you...ill be very interested if you get to live and tell the tail.

dont hitch hike!

23. Posted by hiknalways (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I did it in Chile down the Panamericana and i was safe and i am a single female... the men were more than courtious....

in argentina, it was SUPER hard to get a ride... people just didn't stop...

and i would NEVER consider hitchiking in Bolivia...

you will understand once you get there...

but i would give it a shot down the panamericana in Chile...
i never waited more than 5 minutes... and buses in Chile are SUPER expensive... will eat the hole out of your budget....

good luck. Angelina

24. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

so you where lucky!!
congratulation,you made it safe.
I hope only that other girls will NOT doing it because you made it.

25. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Bus prices are not so high in Chile.

I will rather pay for my trip with dollars instead with my body or my life!!

26. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't recommend to any to HH in Bolivia, Peru or Argentina, besides, in Argentina is the opposite thing, they alwys think that you are trying to fswindler or kill them, so, as somebody say, it can get hard. Can't said about others countries as these are the ones I know.

I don't think Chile is as risky as other countries on the region, and I would give a dubitative "ok... is your risk" if you are part of a group, but being a woman, and alone, and foreigner, NEVER. On the other hand, you and us know that you are HH because you have no money, but once in the field, you are a tourist, you are a gringa, so then you HAVE money. If you don't have a very good spanish, worst. If you are blond, worst too. Hard to admit, but is the idiosincracy of our people.

Maybe you could HH in Carretera Austral, that can be very nice. But common,that is another world! It's like go back to The Little House on the Prairie and doesn't reflect the rest of the country.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 20, 2007, at 11:36 AM by Catu ]