After standing on the side of a highway in France for a touch longer than she fancied, Mira from WanderjahrJill came up with a new way to get a ride:
That is right, not even a little leg show or burly old me hiding in the bushes was going to get these French drivers to stop, but Mira dancing, and the both of us laughing and having a good time, was just the ticket to warming a Frenchman’s heart in winter.
So Mira took off her hobo hat and stoic glare and cut a rug right on the side of the highway. And it worked. Withing minutes we had four different offers to take us in the opposite direction than we were traveling. A few minutes later we landed a ride in a sleek sports car going straight to the city that we after.
This may seem odd, but who would want to pick up a couple of grumpy old hitchhikers? My travel advice: if you want a ride, make the drivers laugh. People pick up hitchhikers not just out of the kindness of their hearts, but also because they want a story, some one to talk to, an adventure, to laugh, or because they are just bored. To make yourself seem like a humorous chap while thumbing it is a sure way to hitchhike across the planet with assurance . . . and laughs.
The Dancing Hitchhiker Video is below:
Notice how she stopped dancing for the truck drivers . . . Wanderjahr Jill did not want to advertise anything other than her dancing ability. haha.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
December 23, 2007