hitchhiking is a great way to travel that allows you to really get to know the locals. many people prefer hitching to other forms of transport because it you can get dropped off anywhere, allowing you to discover places you may never have dreamed of visiting.
new zealand is a great country to hitch in and it is a popular way of getting around. most hitchers say that you dont have to wait much longer than 15 to 20 minutes for a lift although it may take longer on deserted country roads due to the lack of traffic
unfortunately hitchhiking gets a lot of bad press. it seems that everyone thinks that youll get murdered if you hitch. this attitude has two negative effects -- people are too frightened to pick you up and a lot of other travellers are scared to hitchhike meaning less hitchers on the road which ultimately leads to hitchhiking becoming a dying art.
where to hitch
it is important to choose a good spot to hitchhike.
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