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“You have to hike up about 30 minutes to get there,” said our car driver outside Beijing. “And never mind the 'No Trespassing’ sign. We won’t get caught…” I'd like to set the record straight: I am an urban explorer. This means that in my free time, I like to sneak or climb into abandoned Read More

Hitchhiking alone female tips

At 9am on a Saturday, while hitchhiking, the first people to pick me up were a father and daughter on their way to a festival. The daughter—not driving—ceremoniously pulled out a bottle of whiskey and a cup of ice from the cooler next to me and asked, “Kampai?” (“Cheers?” in Japanese). Being a polite guest Read More