A Girl and Her Thumb

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The thumb. A very useful part of the anatomy, especially when you decide to head out into the world, hitchhike and use other modes of transportation. For Jo Magpie, it (both actually) have served her well in her travels – always heading east. She’s once again on the move. Yup, east.

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  • #1Arvind

    The thumb has always been used as a sign of approval and symbolizes harmony and kind feelings. Its a very useful tool for hitch-hickers or people who enjoy getting free ride!!!

  • #2EJ Juen Jr

    In one of our provinces here in the Philippines, they prefer the thumbs up when saying okay. Using the hole with three fingers up makes them think its money related.

  • #3Annie

    I think sometimes you can have problems when you travel by thumbs up cause there are many dangerous situations however at the same time any travel isn’t similar to this way to having trips, the experiences and adventures that you feel are completely unbelievable and amazing… I had been traveling during a month and half this summer by hitchhiking and I can talk it has been the most exciting time in my life.

  • #4Ann Samson

    I think this is quite inspiring, a female solo traveler not afraid to hitchhike. I’m sure this has its dangers, especially in certain Eastern countries. But if you have you wits about you, it’s probably a great, affordable and adventurous way of getting around.

  • #5Elle of Solo Female Nomad

    Its great to see a gutsy female out there hitchhiking! It can be a great way to slow travel and meet the locals!

  • #6Fon

    The thumb is a great way to travel for free and maybe meet great people all around the world! I never did but it might be a great experience!! :)

  • #7John

    I’ve always wanted to hitch hike across the USA.

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