Benjiboy ,

Nobody force you to travel by hitchiking . But it is fun if you want to know new people and see the land slower than plane. I dont think no british insurance company can handle the situation when you are at Siberia . Go to spanish islands , rent a car and have fun , Russia is for the men with big balls. I dont think also no british man easily can get a visa , you must be very rich and proof it. Let me have romance with StPetersburg women when watching the white nights and the bridges , palaces and the Neva ships. No british army can beat the russian army but we did countless times , so its my birthright the russian women