Hitchhiking through Armenia, Georgia and Turkey

About a week ago I finished my hitchhike from Vanadzor in Armenia to Ankara in Turkey, a trip of 1500 km. I managed to get a ride from all kind of car, taxi- och bus drivers as well as a long comfortable ride in a truck. Several times the drivers invited me for food and/or a place to sleep for the night, even though we most of the time could not even have a basic conversation because of the language barrier. Here are some pictures from the trip:

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Vanadzor, Armenia to Spitak, Armenia (21 km)

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Spitak, Armenia to Giumri, Armenia (46 km)

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Giumri, Armenia to Achaltsiche, Georgia (164 km)

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Short walk out of  Akhaltsikhe

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Trying to take a shortcut through the mountains, but after some hour/s realizing the road is blocked with several meters of tall snow

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So have to hitchhike back to Akhaltsikhe again…

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Beautiful waiting place in Akhaltsikhe as the sun sets

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Achaltsiche, Georgia to Batumi, Georgia (320 km)

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Batumi, Georgia to Rize, Turkey (130 km)

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Morning in Rize

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Moving slowly between the cities but at least moving

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Finally got a ride with this amazingly kind truck driver

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A few hours of dinner with his family and then back on the road

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Night stop sleeping inside the truck with early start again

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Cheese delivery driving me some 10s of kilometers

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Last route about 100-120 km arriving to Ankara with these guys

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One Response to “Hitchhiking through Armenia, Georgia and Turkey”

  1. alexander says:

    You’re my inspiration dude, thank you for doing what you are doing!

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