MARLENA WITZAK (POLAND) was found hitchhiking on the side of the road while backpacking through Europe. She plans to return home within a couple of weeks to attend nursing school, but is soon convinced by the others to continue riding along with them as far as she can. Originally her departure would be from Istanbul but she continually finds herself partying with Dan and Megan and soon loses track of time. It’s not long before she ends up in Uzbekistan when she realizes that she must get home and fast. Despite everyone’s effort to keep her onboard and her own desire to make it to Cambodia, responsibility (of sorts) prevails and the group is forced to leave her where they found her, on the side of the road.