Before hitching, consider the risks involved when you entrust your life to an unknown person. Hitching alone can be dangerous, especially for a single woman. Women travelling alone should be careful, especially as a small number of prostitutes operate on the main highways leading into Germany, and drivers may misinterpret the intentions of single female hitchhikers. There were no reports of any crime against foreigners hitching in the Czech Republic, but still, you should be careful.
Hitching for travel outside of Prague is possible, but you probably will need to wait a bit longer than hitching in Britain or other western countries. Czech drivers are more cautious about the people they take. Pairs of men may have a harder time getting picked up; male/female combinations are usually your best bet. Some drivers even demand to be paid, but this is not very common.
Success mostly depends on appearance. Travel light and stack your stuff in an orderly, visible manner. Drivers like hitchhikers who look wholesome and clean. Europeans signal with an open hand rather than a thumb; many hitchers write their destination on a sign with large, bold letters.
The Car Share Service From Town-To-Town
The most cost-effective means of travelling without a car is via the Town-To-Town vehicle share provision, which brings together passengers and drivers going to an identical place. Nonetheless, this service isn’t well established in the Czech Rep, and demand is limited. Below, you’ll discover some websites providing this solution:
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