14,285 reputation
13473
bio website peter.hahndorf.eu
location Asia
age 47
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen 41 mins ago

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, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, 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, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam


Mar
27
comment Can I eat a beef burger in India?
No beef at McDonalds, but Hard Rock Cafe has it usual list of beef burgers.
Mar
22
comment Where are the backpacker ghettos in India?
I am visiting all areas in India that potentially have these backpacker ghettos. And I know there is a limited number of them, maybe ten max. So it is not an open ended list. Someone who knows India well should be able to answer this in one answer.
Mar
16
comment Storing bags after checkout
some places charge for this service while most don't
Feb
17
comment Can I buy malaria medication in India?
All very good points but they don't answer my question, so I accept Reid's answer.
Feb
17
comment How to visit India, Nepal and Sri Lanka on a single trip
I did ask for an exception from the 2 month rule when I applied for the visa and added a itinerary as well, but the visa they sent back has no mention of it.
Feb
16
comment A day at Dubai International Airport and the city?
@thkala - agreed, I will not walk both ways, maybe not even once. I did not know about the overground public transport. I will spend more time walking in the city.
Feb
16
comment A day at Dubai International Airport and the city?
@Gagravarr - Not as a German, you get a free stamp on arrival, good for 30 days.
Feb
16
comment A day at Dubai International Airport and the city?
Thanks, the terminal to Al Ras is about 11km, so very walk-able in terms of distance. I will be there next week, so maybe it is not super hot yet. I will not do any shopping so I feel a day is enough.
Feb
1
comment Can I buy malaria medication in India?
I agree, once you are inside a proper net you are okay, but then they get you on the way to or on the toilet.
Feb
1
comment Can I buy malaria medication in India?
thanks Reid, I do always take repellent even in non-malaria area because bites are always annoying. But from experience, however even with lots of repellent and lots or clothes and mosquito nets, these little buggers always manage to bite me somehow.
Feb
1
comment Can I buy malaria medication in India?
I am aware of the fact that I have to take them a few weeks before but I will already have been in India for a while before I will visit the affected areas. Yes, you would think they sell the medication in areas where it is needed. But from my own experience that is not always the case.
Jan
31
comment Traveler's Century Club: Something similar just for Europe?
it is just too easy to visit all European countries, still I haven't done that.
Jan
31
comment Is it possible to buy outdoor clothing in Northern India/Nepal?
I usually don't have an itinerary, but I always post where I am on my site.
Jan
31
comment Is it possible to buy outdoor clothing in Northern India/Nepal?
I am ready to go, I just need to get off my butt and apply for a visa.
Jan
31
comment Communist architecture in Berlin
What are 'Bismarck structures', I never heard of them. There are 'Bismarck towers' and statues of Bismarck himself. Or do you mean any buildings from the era 1860-1898? They are certainly not communist.
Jan
29
comment Is there an equivalent to “The Man in Seat Sixty-One” for bus travel?
I found the 'The Bus Station' site that Ankur mentioned pretty useless, and the Lonely Planet pages actually very useful after using them a few time to answer questions here. So I accept my own answer. The answer to the original question is still: 'No'
Jan
29
comment Shopping in Los Angeles
Are you planning to buy anything in particular or would any mega mall do?
Jan
28
comment Is there information if a given airline at a given airport is using a jetway or a bus to board?
Good points. I remember flights where the gate had a jet bridge but we still had to walk to the plane standing close to the jet bridge. Whether this was because the jet bridge was broken or the airline has to pay extra for the use of jet bridges I don't know.
Jan
27
comment San Francisco to Singapore with a two-day stop in London
One way? or do you want to go back to San Francisco and if so again via London? This may make a big difference.
Jan
26
comment Is it safe to drink bubble tea in Hong Kong?
did you mean 'practically every day'?