thumbs up and go
To Asia without flying
Since the first of November we’ve been hitchhiking and therefore following the motto “thumbs up and go”. We decided not to continue with bikes (which was not an easy decision!). That we are not flying has been already clear since the beginning. So we are starting a new adventure: more waiting, more contact to local people and more support of great projects. We will continue to post interesting contents on our blog, on facebook and instagram. In addition to that, we will keep our travel map up to date so that you can follow all our further steps and happenings.
One week we were walking the streets, putting up our thumbs and were waiting. Mostly we were lucky and were taken by a car relatively fast. This way we met many interesting people and visited three national parks in this beautiful country.
Greece and Habibi.Works
Since the eighth of November we are in Greece and supporting the project Habibi.Works. Viviane is helping in the creative area and Steffen in the metal workshop. Mainly people who have fled their countries come here to repair or produce something useful and beautiful.
Because Viviane had a cold and we had bad luck with the weather, we took the bus to Istanbul. A metropolis of millions awaited us with great contrasts — and many cats. Since the bad weather was our persistent companion, long bus rides became routine. But two awesome couchsurfers made our time in Turkey unforgettable. Thanks to Fatih and Sükrü!