Maria H.

Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany


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  • Member since Dec 04, 2005
  • 24 trips
  • 8,574 kms travelled
  • 25 countries visited
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About @t_maia

45 years old • Female • government employee

Muslim convert born in the GDR (= German Democratic Republic, the other side of the Iron Curtain as viewed by U.S. citizens), half-finished degree in Islamic Studies, native in German, fluent in English, decent in Russian and basic knowldge of Arabic.

  • Hobbies:

    books in general, Star Trek, Harry Potter, arts and architecture

  • Favourite places:

    English countryside as well as any place in the Middle East with running drinkable water, medical care within a day and low cost of living.

The sense of live is life itself.


Danube Cycling Trail part 2 Budapest to Bratislava

26 May 2009 - 05 Jun 2009 • 199 kms

Hungary Slovakia


11 Apr 2008 - 14 Apr 2008


Italy by bike and train May 2007

08 May 2007 - 30 May 2007 • 1,178 kms


Travel Help


I consider myself gotten pretty good at finding the cheapest way to get from A to B by public transport. I don't have a driver's license, my idea of "own vehicle" has two wheels, a saddle and 2 pedals. I've been lucky (or unlucky enough) to recieve some legal training, my special interest is Schengen Visa law and German immigration and German citizenship issues.

Ask t_maia a question about Europe.

Middle East

4 years of learning Arabic (not very successfully I admit), taking Middle Eastern studies at university and 3 months living in Palestine have got to be good for something - I'll try to help you the best I can.

Ask t_maia a question about Middle East.


If you are going to Germany, I can give suggestions on what to do - and work out a detailed plan for your travels off the beaten track if you want it. All you need to do is tell me your schedule, your budget and what kind of things you are interested in. I will also help you figure out that tricky German website, if you need it.

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