1. Can you shortly introduce yourself? Who is Mathias Haas?
I am 25 years old. I originally come from Salzburg, but I live and study in Vienna. Law is my major, but I am actually not a full-time student because I am working most of the time.
2. I learned that by the age of 25 you have visited many different countries in the world. Can you name a few of them?
After finishing my civil service which all youngsters are required to do in Austria, I did a 9 month world trip. Just on this one, I have visited Jordan, India, China, Thailand, Tibet, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, USA, Canada, England. I had the chance to visit India ten times already because my great grandparents lived there. So far I have been on all continents.
3. A very astonishing number of world countries to see, I must admit. How did this trip come about?
Actually, this world trip has always been one of my biggest dreams and everything was planned on my own, which means that I paid for it as well. I worked very hard during the planning period and I used CouchSurfing for the most part of my travelling.