Memories Across Europe
Language
 English
Summary
Hitchhiking was widespread in the GDR in the 1980s. It was cheap and promised adventure. The story tells about an encounter while hitchhiking in Bulgaria.
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My most exciting journey during this time took me to Bulgaria - to the end of the world, the socialist one. My girlfriend Vera and I started the journey at the gas station in Berlin Schöneweide, the next accessible motorway exit. Each of us had a small backpack and in our hands we held a bigger cardboard sign that said "Bulgaria". Hitchhiking, the cheapest means of transport and absolutely normal in the 1980s.

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Bulgaria
Why this story is important
It was an impressive experience for me, what a hard life minorities have, who are hated and excluded by everyone and don't get a chance.
How this story was created
In the last two years I started writing stories and I enjoy writing about the time of my youth that is now history. The Europa project inspired me to remember with a new perspective.
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oute@gmx.net

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