Alternative lifestyles have always been a huge interest for me. The whole idea of doing things that are secret, undiscovered and clandestine turns all the sensors for childish adventures on for me.
The smell of something hidden and the adrenaline that pumps as you climb through a whole in a fence into something that is forbidden can make the most dull and unexciting place in the world, into a place for adventures and new discoveries.
When you're in a place where you're not allowed to be all your senses are alerted, you hearing gets super precise and you pay attention to all the smells and the little movements in the peripherals of your vision.
Some years ago, a bunch of Danish dudes made a documentary about train hopping, it seemed rough, adventurous and really exciting. Trainhopping is when people jump on freight trains to get free transportation to places far away. It is one of the preffered transports for illegal immigrants crossing new borders in their quest for a better life and it is a subculture among crustie critics of society, call them punks, anarchists, rebels or whatever you like.
I guess the intriguing thing about it is what kind of people you could meet and what sights into giant trainhangars and off beat train rails you would get exposed to. Aparently the penalties from getting caught range from coffee and buiscuits with the crew, to severe beatings and imprisonment.
I guess the trick to it is to not get caught. I will include that in my planning. I think it could be easily combined with items #44, #45, #46 and #52. I could jump on a freight train in Denmark and hope for it to take me Southwest towards Spain. If it takes me to Eastern Europe I guess I'll have a chance to visit some new countries and prolong my hitchhiking to Spain with a few days. It could be a great new way of travelling and definitely a story to pass on to my grandchildren, no matter what the outcome will be.
When was the last time you did something dangerous, illegal or just really really exciting? Tell me about it in the comments.