This site first appeared in February 2002 when I was planning my trip
to Turkey. All I wanted then was a guestbook, to leave short messages
so anybody could read them. After I came back, I started to fill it
with content, such as various articles on history, my travel reports
and photographs and some other things.
main interest, to which I dedicate this site, is hard to name in English
- consider it the Russian equivalent of "budget travelling", or "backpacking".
We avoid using public transport, living in hotels and using other
sorts of tourist facilities. We like to see people the way they are,
not the way they want to show tourists. We like visiting places where
Western civilisation hasn't penetrated yet. Among our favourites are
countries that may seem a strange idea to visit, if not downright
unsafe - Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Angola
or Ethiopia. Over the last ten years we visited many countries in
Asia and Africa and used the information we obtained to spread the
truth about this part of the world.
have developed a profound tradition of independent travelling clubs.
We research hitch-hiking methods, write books and share our knowledge
with anyone willing. So what we are doing is adventure travelling,
but it is in no way reckless. We found out that anywhere where people
live, you can live there too, and it is always worth coming to know
their ways. There's a whole philosophy behind it. But shortly speaking,
this is our way of learning about the world. And whatever you may
be interested in, you will certainly learn a lot more by going there
and looking with your own eyes instead of listening to what other
2003 I launched a new project, Hitchhiking in China - I'll
try to accumulate as much information on the subject as I can. Supplements
are always welcome.
is always welcome at email@example.com
by P. Lagutkin)
- This Serendipity website is based on a libertarian perspective and
is opposed to Fascism, Zionism and the New World Order.
- JEWS AGAINST
of Free Travelling
- about Russian hitch-hiking.
"All our unique information about geography, places of interest,
and travel comes from our own experience. With this information everyone
can get to any city in Russia with little or no money. We also have contact
info for tourist clubs, ferry and boat schedules, climate and road conditions
updates, and are always happy to share this knowledge."(eng)
Those crazy Russians
- People who have followed my adventures might think that
the way I travel- leaving home with no money, hitchhiking, staying with
complete strangers- is wild and crazy. But I gotta tell you, some of these
Russians make my travels look like a week at Club Med... (eng)
in Russia and Ukraine(2004)
After having made an intensive study of hitchhiking
in Russia and the former USSR, this summer was the time to give it a try.
The following is a report including pictures of this undertaking (in
English and Dutch).
A hitchhiking travel from Rotterdam (West Coast of the
Netherlands to Vladivostok (East Coast of Russia)(eng)