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bio website peter.hahndorf.eu
location On the Silk Road
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I am backpacking around the world since August 2005 with occasional breaks to work back in Europe and make some money.

Information about my travels can be found at: peter.hahndorf.eu/trip/, you may also have a look at some photos.


I have visited: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Germany, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,Tajikistan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam


May
4
comment If the Ankara-Tehran train is full, is it worth showing up at the platform hoping for cancellations?
I met someone who tried to take the train a few weeks ago. At the stations in Turkey he was told the train was fully booked for weeks ahead. I rather not take the bus, sleeper on the train is much more comfortable.
May
4
awarded  Nice Answer
May
1
asked If the Ankara-Tehran train is full, is it worth showing up at the platform hoping for cancellations?
May
1
asked Why do conductors hold on to your ticket for the duration of the ride in ex-eastern block countries?
Apr
19
accepted What does a Tajik GBAO permit look like?
Apr
19
comment What does a Tajik GBAO permit look like?
Thanks Mark, I expected an answer from you on this. I will have more questions as soon as I get there.
Apr
18
comment PDF tickets on phone on Deutsche Bahn
I tried showing the ticket on a kindle or tablet and even though their scanner worked on the screen, they still wanted a printed paper version.
Apr
18
asked What does a Tajik GBAO permit look like?
Apr
18
accepted Are there restrictions in public transport during Semana Santa in Spain?
Apr
18
accepted How to find budget accommodation in Iran?
Apr
8
comment How to get a visa for Iran
A few years later but I'm finally getting to Iran. I ordered and paid for my authorization code on Feb 24th 2014 and received it today (Apr 8th 2014), this was due to a lengthy holiday period in Iran. So it can take quite a while, try to order it early. Now I'm waiting for the actual visa.
Apr
7
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
4
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
answered Where is Steinbeck's “Salinas Valley”?
Mar
2
answered Stay in Singapore
Feb
8
comment How long does it take to cross the border at Iguazu Falls?
I assume you are taking public buses. I crossed that border several times and it was never very busy. You usually get off the bus to go into immigration and then have to wait for the next one. Locals don't have to get off and the bus goes straight through, you have to tell the driver that you want to get off. I think there were buses every 20min. I once managed to get on the same bus, because immigration was quick. I can't remember how long it took to the airport, its on the road to the falls, maybe 20min from the border.
Feb
8
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
3
comment How to find budget accommodation in Iran?
@jpatokal - limit the search to Hostel/Guesthouse or even Budget hotel, then you'll get an empty list. I was more talking about the books. When I compared a recent India LP with an older edition, most budget places have been removed.
Feb
3
asked How to find budget accommodation in Iran?