I enjoyed every single moment of this unforgettable trip
Red Bull Can You Make It? 2016 - Interview with Julie a member of Czech team Summer Day
You and your crew were on adventurous hitchhike race through Europe – can you tell us about a moment from your trip you won´t ever forget (positive, or even negative one)?
There were so many amazing moments. Every minute was in its own way unforgettable. Every little thing was a part of our all week adventure - of a mosaic where each part was crucial. Most powerful experience was probably meeting Miguel and Belinda, a married couple, with whom we spent first night.
With what thing you would never leave home, what precisely must be included in your bag before departure?
Next time, I definitely need to think more about what I should not include in my backpack. For our one week long trip, I packed too many things. I don´t say I didn´t used them, but I would live without them too. I didn´t realize that walking with a heavy bag on my back for a whole week and even riding a kick bike is not really funny at all.
How was it to be the only girl in a three member’s team of hitchhikers?
It was awesome! I do like spend time in men’s company. In general, I think that it is much more fun with guys, so I was really happy. On top of that, to know that they are with me gave me a feeling of safety.
Do you have previous experiences with hitchhiking?
I’ve never travelled like this. Only for short distances in France when I didn´t want to pay for a bus for just a few kilometres. But this summer, I want to hitchhike for two weeks - if I´ll successfully complete my school year, I’ll have three months of holidays. Thanks to this week, I have met many great and helpful people. That’s the reason why I´m attracted to hitchhiking.
Did this trip convince you to travel this way also outside of Europe?
I don´t think so. Maybe in the USA or Canada, I would try to hitchhike, but I´m not such a big adventurer for hitchhiking in other countries outside of Europe. Maybe it´s not even about the adventure like more about responsibility. I think that hitchhiking can be dangerous and in locations, where I´m a complete stranger, I would not sit in some stranger’s car.
Your opinion – can you travel without money?
It can work without money; we have convinced ourselves about that. But I won´t plan to travel like this anymore. I do like low-cost trips, you can travel cheaply. We could make it for a week, but it feels much better to have certitude which money brings. To buy food when you´re hungry, to be able to buy ticket or accommodation without the need of relying upon someone’s help – that is a part of my idea of freedom. And that´s part of traveling.
If you travel again, will it be necessary to have someone’s company or would you try to hitchhike on your own?
I´m really a sociable person and I don´t like loneliness, so I prefer to have company, but it´s not a must. I believe that there´s a lot of people with the same opinion – that they love getting to know other people and are open minded. I experienced that during the week of our trip. But it was easier to communicate with somebody when there were three of us than if I were all alone.
In which country was it easy to hitchhike – and on the other side, where did you had a hard time?
We just hitchhiked through Spain and France. Spain was tough. Even locals who picked us after a long waiting told us that Spain is not good for hitchhiking. Local people don´t like to invite strangers to their cars. But after that France was easy. I think that the best shift was from Bordeaux to Avignon. It took us only 45 minutes longer than our navigation said.
On your way you had to buy trade food, accommodation and transport for Red Bull cans. What do you think that was the hardest to get?
Not easy to say. Hard to believe that, but all the week we were really lucky and we didn´t suffered in any way. We didn´t deal with bigger problems, transport or accommodation. It was just about not be scared to ask. But the charm of our personalities played its role too!
Red Bull Can You Make It? is a unique epic travel race on which young college students from more than 50 countries around the globe can prove that they can hitchhike through Europe in one week - using only and nothing more than a Red Bull energy drinks as a currency.
for more information visit: www.redbullcanyoumakeit.com
Video on YouTube
Straka Academy turns 120 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: wikipedia.org)
The building that now houses the government was once for poor nobles
Prague ranks among best student cities by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The capital has been climbing up the list and scores high for a diverse student body
Czech College offers more for less by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Programs accredited through UK and US institutions are available in Prague
New edition of TEDxUNYP to be held at the University of New York in Prague by University of New York in Prague
TEDxUNYP on November 5, 2016 @ University of New York in Prague
Anglo-American University gains US accreditation by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Transferring credits and going to grad school will be much easier
New website offers insight into socialist era by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A small database of materials in English is intended for students and teachers
Carlsbad International School, a real part of the local community by Prague.TV
A private day and boarding school offering IB Diploma and pre-diploma programmes in English for boys and girls, ages 14-18
Learning to fly is easier than most people think by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
F Air can teach you to fly an ultralight airplane for the cost of two ski trips
Prague College Graphic design Student Jan Rosicky, wins prestigious student design award in the UK by Prague College - Prague.TV
“Student Design Awards” given by the UK's Royal Society of Arts
Prague College opens up a world of experience with its annual summer school by Prague College - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague College)
Summer School this year runs from 6th until 26th June
Get discounts on speed dating and meet other singles...
Glide through the enchanting streets of Prague on a unique...
Translator and interpreter of the English language -...
Have fun. Help. Volunteer overseas - Let us organize your...
Czechs 1st flight school
International institute located in Prague
Providing the Highest Quality in Education
Europe’s newest premium boarding school