Photo by Aaron Cranford
By Aaron Cranford
Hell’s Gate, Saba — You may have thought hitchhiking died during the 90s, but it is still a practical way to travel around Saba today.
There are plenty of taxis that drive from The Bottom to Hell’s Gate, but I rely on the kindness of strangers in order to travel on a day-to-day basis. I highly recommend doing the same if you ever decide to visit this Caribbean gem.
You can find the island’s official taxi rates here, but if you want to avoid paying altogether, hitchhike.
I have found that many people are kind and willing to offer a ride, so feel inclined to stick out your thumb to ask for a lift. One or two cars may pass by you, but someone should eventually stop.
Here is a short video of me hitchhiking a ride from Windwardside to The Bottom:
Have you hitchhiked before? What was your experience like?
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