If you feel your status as a free hitchhiker is unclear, make sure to say para(m) yok before you get into the car.

On the other hand, this might offend drivers who genuinely want to help you and do not expect money.

Hitchhiking at night works well as long as you stand in a somewhat visible spot.

Visas can no longer be obtained on arrival, so if you are a nationality that needs a visa, be sure to buy it online in advance.

The police has the legal right to take anyone who looks suspicious to the police station for interrogation.

The general crime level in big cities is among the lowest in Europe.

Despite the lack of any organized gay bashing, gays have not been allowed to come out and get organized in an open fashion.

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