Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Seeing The World Via Hitchhiking w/ Juan Villarino

Joining me today is someone who since 2005 has hitchhiked across 95 countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq, to document hospitality and fight stereotypes and who has written a book about it called Hitchhiking in the Axis of Evil, Juan Villarino from JuanVillarino.com. This episode was recorded pre-COVID-19.

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In This Episode

  • 02:30 Hitchhiking In Modern Times
  • 10:35 Home Basing To Write A Book
  • 12:40 Easiest & Hardest Places To Hitchhike
  • 18:15 Building Authentic Connections Through Hitchhiking
  • 23:10 The Rules Of Hitchhiking & Being A Good Hitchhiker
  • 33:15 Solo vs With A Friend
  • 36:15 Hitchhiking in the States
  • 47:45 The Real Hospitality Of The People In The “Axis of Evil” 
  • 01:01:45 Biggest Travel Mishaps & Writing The Third Book


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