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bio website peter.hahndorf.eu
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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, 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


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.
Jan
14
comment Where to buy Thai Bahts when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?
@Arik Fraimovich - I actually have not been to the new airport in Bangkok. But without the exception of some super tiny airports, all airports I've even been to have ATMs. I just did a quick search and there are ATMs at the airport, but people complain that there is a charge of at least 150 TBH. There may be cheaper ATMs elsewhere in Thailand but not in the airport.
Jan
14
comment Where to buy Thai Bahts when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?
The M in ATM stands for machine, so the second 'machine' is redundant. Bank machine or cash machine is more international.
Jan
12
comment Fastest way to get from Heathrow Airport to Knightsbridge London?
I agree, I just used the cash fare prices to make the point that the bus is cheaper than the tube.
Jan
11
comment How to prepare for very long train journeys?
I did it in 9 months, as I said I did a lot of stops and side trips. An rough estimate for the actual time on trains would be 16 days.
Jan
10
comment How to prepare for very long train journeys?
London-Brussels-Berlin-Warsaw-St.Petersburg-Moscow-Irkutsk-Ulaanbaatar-Beijing-S‌​hanghai-Hanoi-Saigon (bus to the Cambodian Thai border) Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur-Singapore. In reality I took a lot of side trips and several buses too, but that was the general route.
Jan
8
comment How much should I fear golden week in Japan?
@hippietrail: SAs? PAs?
Jan
8
comment Travelling to Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos with kids
The high season is in between June and August because it is cooler and dryer in the Andes and North American and Europeans have their summer vacation. So the rest of the year should be low season. Places will be less crowded.
Jan
7
comment Travelling to Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos with kids
Do you plan to fly between places? Some of the required bus or car journeys are very long, maybe too long for a six year old.
Jan
2
comment Vomitorium: Only common in the German-speaking world?
Doesn't look like a vomitorium, more like a sink to wash your clothes in.