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bio website peter.hahndorf.eu
location On the Silk Road
age 47
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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.

I am currently travelling along the Silk Road and are now in China

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


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'?
Jan
23
comment How to find historical airfares?
Remember that the price for the same seat on a future flight can and does change daily or even hourly depending on several factors. So there is not one fixed price on one day.
Jan
22
comment What sort of computer / electronic device would you take on a backpack trip around Europe to allow you to keep in touch?
The latest Kindles have an webkit based browser and allow you to browse any site on the web. No Flash support of course. It help to use mobile version of the web sites, because the zooming can be tiring.
Jan
21
comment Vegetarian dishes in Cuba
You may want to read: vegancuba.com, by an American vegan who spend some time on Cuba.
Jan
20
comment 2 Months in Europe - opinions on budget amount?
2 months = 61 days, 4000 / 61 = £65 or about 78 Euros per day or average.
Jan
19
comment What is a safe overland route from Europe to India using public transport?
@mouviciel - I would rather take a ferry than flying. Are there any options?
Jan
19
comment Best world destinations for dating - a website?
I don't know numbers, and it was not really noticeable on the street, but the locals there told me about it. So I guess it wasn't the best example for my point.
Jan
18
comment Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?
@hippietrail - No answer to that questions covers the U.S.
Jan
18
comment Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?
You are right, 25 is the standard age without any 'Age Differential Charge'. At Hertz you can rent a car at 20 but only certain types. Other companies may have even lower limits.
Jan
18
comment Best world destinations for dating - a website?
@Flimzy - I think the reason that in certain cities in Mexico you are more 'attractive' is that they are smaller and attract less 'foreigners'. I love Zacatecas and it has many tourists, but Guadalajara is much more cosmopolitan.
Jan
16
comment Do I need a US visa to change planes in an American airport?
Yes it does, when you arrive by any plane in the US, you always have to go through US immigration, even if you are just on transit to another country. If you can't do ESTA, you may need a proper visa. Please change your question to include your nationality.
Jan
15
comment How to get from Bagdogra to Kurseong
Sorry, I going there later this summer for the first time, so I don't have any first hand experience. However Any place of arrival in Asia has usually people who want to drive you somewhere. It is all a question of the price. And no, I don't know how much it should be.