ne and the only problem I have experienced while hitchhiking in China was the language barrier. When I first entered China I olny knew two words in Mandarin: “ni hao” (hello) and “xie xie” (thank you). I had no idea how to explain what hitchhiking is, why I don’t want to take a bus/train, and what the hell do I want from the driver anyway. Surprisingly, China was one of the easiest countries to hitchhike. And what was even more interesting, people somehow understood what I was doing on the highway, so I only had to name my destination, and that would be enough.
Interesting fact: According to The World Factbook’s 2011 data, the total length of roads in China is 4,106,387 kilometers, which makes it the 2nd country in world by total road network size.
On the Road to Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.