An adventurous girl from Hebei Province decided to thumb rides and walk her way through seven provinces during the school vacation.
Liu Zimo, aged 9, traveled almost 2,500 miles, and got 37 rides in just over three weeks, according to yzdsb.com. Her father went with her, but let her do all the decision-making and legwork.
At first, Liu was embarassed to ask for a lift, but soon got confident talking to strangers. Towards the end of their journey she got a fever, and her father was worried they’d have to quit, but she kept going anyway.