People in Spain are sweethearts. We have yet to stumble upon a rude person. After spending another night in a park in Zaragoza, we decided it was time to go to Madrid and find a shower. Thank God for hitchhike.wiki, which pointed us in the perfect direction. Too bad we didn't listen carefully. Instead we took an accidental bus tour of Zaragoza. But the kind driver let us ride back to the right station for free. We then went to the first highway rest-stop, where we got only positive reactions, even if they declined. The thing is, it is easier to hitch a ride by asking people on a rest-stop, then to stand by the side of the road with your thumb up. It gives the drivers the time to decide which they otherwise don't have. After about 30/45 minutes I got a ride directly to the center of Madrid while Jure and Olja had to hitch two rides. They rode with this cool pianist guy that knew Jose Saramago. We decided to treat ourself with a hostel (picture above), since we love Madrid and yet again didn' t get a couch. The hostel, @catshostels
, that @nessy_102
reccomanded, is awesome. It's amazing what little kindness can get you. Even though we payed for the cheapest version (19 beds in one room) they upgraded us for free to a better room! Taking a shower never felt better. The day was great although we are a bit disappointed about Croatia loosing.
#improligapotovanja #lowbudget #hitchhiking
📸 by: @oljca