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Hitching

Hitching is not part of Indonesian culture, but if you put out your thumb, someone may give you a lift. On the back roads where no public transport exists, hitching may be the only alternative to walking, and passing motorists or trucks are often willing to help. You will increase your chances of a ride if you offer to pay.

Bear in mind that hitching is never entirely safe in any country, so we do not recommend it. Travellers who decide to hitch should understand that they are taking a small but potentially serious risk.