Jan. 22, 2020, 9:51 p.m. - Checking into our hostel! We never dreamed we'd be here so early. Our aim for tonight was Spain. Amazing luck to meet Marian. Guess hitchhiking is all about luck. That's what makes it fun. Anything could happen, you could meet anyone, and end up anywhere. Adiosss
Jan. 22, 2020, 8:46 p.m. - Valencia we're coming for you. An hour away! 2 hours ahead of google maps. Thanks Marian. Valencia currently delivering hale and lightning.
Jan. 22, 2020, 6:55 p.m. - HOLA Espana, German guy is a fast driver, we're making good progress despite rain. On outskirts of Barcelona, listening to lots of cool stories.
Jan. 22, 2020, 4:58 p.m. - Wowow team 22 have just caught a lift from Narbonnes service station to VALENCIA!!! With an awesome guy from Germany called Marian. ETA 12/1. There have been many highs and lows. Feeling great right now. Love hitchiking would do again. We'll catch ya for the final check in in four hours in Spain 🇪🇸✌️
Jan. 22, 2020, 2:20 p.m. - Team 22 arrived at Narbonne! So has the rain :(( 400 km by 3pm, its our best day yet! Now have to cross to the other side of thr motorway to head south... Unfortunatly there is no bridge...
Jan. 22, 2020, 1:02 p.m. - Nice Albanian guy dropped us off at the Total services on the A62. Feeling optimistic about our progress today!
Jan. 22, 2020, 12:33 p.m. - Joe asleep and Eleanor trying to speak French, as usual.
Jan. 22, 2020, 11:29 a.m. - Team 22 - Third ride of the day going to Narbonne! Feelin good about today so far.
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:14 a.m. - Team 22 - Dropped off and picked right back up by a lad heading towards Auch on the A62.
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:08 a.m. - First ride of the day! Leaving Bordeaux heading down the A62.
Jan. 22, 2020, 7:31 a.m. - Local bus took us to outskirts of Bordeaux. Boulangerie fuelled we are trying out luck at hitching onto the A63.
Jan. 22, 2020, 5:33 a.m. - Arrived in Bordeaux.
Jan. 22, 2020, 2:33 a.m. - Team 22 - Still on the bus to Bordeaux. About halfway there.
Jan. 21, 2020, 9:54 p.m. - Sat in bus at Gare de Bercy. Headed onwards to Bordeaux! Paris, it was brief.
Jan. 21, 2020, 7:35 p.m. - Team 22 - arrived in Paris. Shoutout to our drivers for saving us from despair. I've never felt so many emotions in one day. Got a free Metro ticket. Headed to Gare de Lyon.
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:37 p.m. - Team 22 - finally moving!!! Atleast we are moving. Not in the direction we wanted but after 5.30 hours of rejections at the service station which also happened to be closed, we decided to succumb to the maze/trap of Paris. Woohoo Paris here we come!!
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:57 p.m. - Have had zero luck since being dropped off at the service station. Apparently there is a toll stop nearby. Going to walk and try for that.
Jan. 21, 2020, 12:39 p.m. - So Franck is a hero and came back for us and drove us to a service station on the A13 South East of Rouen. Now waiting here looking for a lift to Les Mains.
Jan. 21, 2020, 10:53 a.m. - Frank has dropped us off just north of Roen, and he kindly got us lunch. He also gave us his number in case we're still here when his meeting finishes. Hopefully not!
Jan. 21, 2020, 9:42 a.m. - Team 22 - Back In business! Caught a ride from a service station outside Amiens to Rouen.
Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. - Team 22 forced to take taxi to esso service station. Aiming for Rouen. Feeling cold.
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:54 a.m. - Team 22 is up and ready to go! Very hard to get out of bed I have to say.
Jan. 20, 2020, 11:01 p.m. - Team 22 checked into Ibis Budget Hotel ready for some sleep!!!!!
Jan. 20, 2020, 8:41 p.m. - We didn't like Arras, and it seemingly didn't like us. On train to Amiens in hope of busier places that aren't quiet and scary.
Jan. 20, 2020, 6:52 p.m. - Just dropped off near Arras. Eleanor has lost a glove. Interesting times.
Jan. 20, 2020, 6:11 p.m. - Well we're leaving Douai almost as fast as we got here. A gent walking to his car offered us a ride toward the A1 where we'll have an easier time catching a ride.
Jan. 20, 2020, 5:28 p.m. - Team 22 - Hey guys, got on a train at Lille that just got to Douai. Hopped off here to maybe find some rides.
Jan. 20, 2020, 2:52 p.m. - We love Lile. Currently in an old very cute cafe changing our signs from English to French so we can be somewhat understood. French beer is also nice.
Jan. 20, 2020, 1:51 p.m. - Arrived in Lile, France. Shoutout to Steve for getting us into France! Thanks for the lunch!
Jan. 20, 2020, 12:28 p.m. - Team 22 in the tunnel! Bonjour France
Jan. 20, 2020, 11:37 a.m. - Joe has checked out. Finally gone to sleep in our car ride to Dover after staying up throughout the night
Jan. 20, 2020, 10:54 a.m. - 5 hours of waiting and growing desperation, team 22 finally got a lift across the channel to France with a guy from NATO!! Faith in people driving east restored
Jan. 20, 2020, 10:48 a.m. - 5 hours of waiting and growing desperation, team 22 finally got a lift across the channel to France with a guy from NATO!! Faith in people driving east restored
Jan. 20, 2020, 8:58 a.m. - Team 22 - still at Cobham Services. Apparently everybody here is going the other direction... And no we are not on the wrong side of road
Jan. 20, 2020, 5 a.m. - Good morning from Cobham service station! Feeling optimistic about today.
Jan. 20, 2020, 12:48 a.m. - Team 22- Dropped off at Cobham Services where we plan on spending the night. Aiming for some sleep/some football and a ferry tomorrow
Jan. 19, 2020, 11:06 p.m. - we were getting quite worried about Ashby's lack of traffic flow and the cold, but we're now happily on the road to Surrey!!
Jan. 19, 2020, 9:27 p.m. - Team 22 - We've decided to keep going tonight after a run of good luck. Shoutout to Matt, who has just dropped us at a service station near Ashby.
Jan. 19, 2020, 8:12 p.m. - Team 22 - Checking in yet again. Just picked up by a Liverpool supporter going home to the midlands.
Jan. 19, 2020, 7:13 p.m. - Team 22 - Evening lads, just an update we've arrived at Knutsford Service Station. Gonna eat and grab a ride in a bit. This conversation is starting to feel a bit one sided...
Jan. 19, 2020, 6:53 p.m. - Woohoo got our first ride! Picked up by friendly guy whose taking us to Knutsford Services on M6.
Jan. 19, 2020, 6:52 p.m. - Team 22 - Hey! We got a ride! Headed to Knutsford Service Station.
Jan. 19, 2020, 5:37 p.m. - Taking a bus out of Manchester center to a service station - trying to get out of the city so we can finally hitchhike!!
Jan. 19, 2020, 5:03 p.m. - Team 22 - Hello again, this time from Manchester!
Jan. 19, 2020, 2:55 p.m. - still on the bus to Manchester, we've just passed Carlisle
Jan. 19, 2020, 1:04 p.m. - Team 22 - First ride of the day...is on a bus :( taking the X11 from Glasgow to Manchester.
Jan. 19, 2020, 11:13 a.m. - Team 22 - Checking in from Glasgow again. No luck here so our plan is to take the 1 PM bus to Manchester.
Jan. 19, 2020, 7:32 a.m. - Team 22 - Checking in from Glasgow. Feelin cold. Cheers.