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"<strong>Prino</strong>" is a 57-year old hitchhiking grandfather of four, born in the [[Netherlands]].
His <strong>recorded</strong> hitchhiking career started on 16 June 1980 at 7:47 and he has hitched 597,732.7 km in the following 33 countries:
[[Netherlands]], [[Germany]], [[Denmark]], [[Sweden]], [[Norway]], [[Finland]], [[France]], [[Austria]], [[Yugoslavia]], [[Greece]], [[Bulgaria]], [[Turkey]], [[Belgium]], [[United Kingdom]], [[Italy]], [[Luxembourg]], [[Poland]], [[Lithuania]], [[Latvia]], [[Estonia]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Switzerland]], [[Ireland]], [[Japan]], [[San Marino]], [[Portugal]], [[Spain]], [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Hungary]], [[Croatia]], [[Slovenia]] and [[Andorra]].
He has also been to the [[United States of America|USA]] on two occasions, visiting [[Austin]] and [[New York]], but he has not done any hitchhiking during those visits.
He's fluent in Dutch and English, more than capable of speaking German and knows enough French to survive when dropped in the middle of nowhere in France.
<h2>Some personal hitchhike records/statistics</h2>
[[Image:Prino-guinness.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Famous for 15 minutes...]]
  <li><strong>Career distance:</strong> 597,732.7 km</li>
  <li><strong>Best 24 hour:</strong> 2,318.4 km, from Southern Yugoslavia (1989-07-05T00:00) to just before Rastst&auml;tte Hamburg-Stillhorn (Germany) (1989-07-05T24:00). This record can be found on page 179 of the 1991 UK edition of the Guinness Book of Records.</li>
  <li><strong>Best calendar month:</strong> 9,936.4 km, July 1990 - 17 hitchhiking days, the [[De Bilt]] to [[Athens (Greece)|Athina]] part of [[User:Prino/log/log1990|trip 11]].</li>
  <li><strong>Longest ride:</strong> 2,502.9 km, from [[Platamon]] (Greece) (1990-08-13T16:32) to [[Driebergen]] (Netherlands) (1990-08-15T12:54), also in trip 11.</li>
  <li>Best [http://web.archive.org/web/20130404025814/http://www.autostop.lt/ '''Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas'''] traveler (distance-wise) for the club years of 2001/2 and 2007/8.</li>
  <li>He is the executive producer of [https://vimeo.com/165379538 "North"], a [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4829064/ short movie] by [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3853480/ Sarah Franke].</li>
  <li>He is the author of a [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0oygbfs7DsVVWNBZWpqaHRHX3c set of programs] to extract various [http://prino.neocities.org/miscellaneous/keeping-statistics.html statistics] from notes made while hitchhiking, a short description of them can be found on [http://prino.neocities.org/miscellaneous/pascal.html Prino's Programs].</li>
<h2>On the web</h2>
<h4>On [http://vimeo.com/liveontheroad/videos Live on the road's Videos] on Vimeo</h4>
  <li>[http://vimeo.com/40209632 Hitchhiking with the master]</li>
<h4>Prino by [http://vimeo.com/sarahfranke Sarah Franke]</h4>
  <li>On Vimeo: [http://vimeo.com/86849620 Prino]</li>
  <li>On IMDb: [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3447958/ Prino]</li>
<h4>On the website of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20130404025814/http://www.autostop.lt/ Vilniaus Autostopo Klubas]</h4>
  <li>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120604233713/http://www.autostop.lt/stories/2000prins.html Back home from the 4th IHHC]</li>
<h2>Daily life</h2>
In his daily life he is an analyst programmer with nearly 34 years of experience in PL/I and somewhat less in DB2, CICS, REXX and IDMS. He is the author and maintainer of a set of [http://www.cbttape.org/ftp/cbt/CBT769.zip REXX execs] that can be used to convert legacy languages into HTML. He is also, since February 2003, the maintainer of the mini-FAQ for the [news://comp.lang.pascal.borland comp.lang.pascal.borland] Usenet newsgroup.
He is currently "between contracts". A CV is available on request.
The origins of "<strong>prino</strong>"?
The name "<strong>prino</strong>" was "given" to him in 1974 by his chemistry teacher, Eelco Hessling. When going through the names in his teachers notebook, he could not read his own handwriting. The name was taken over by a few of his classmates and has stuck ever since.
  <li>email: hitchhiker (a) prino (d) org</li>
  <li>Skype: prinox</li>
  <li>Hospitality Club: prino</li>
  <!-- li>CouchSurfing: prino</li -->
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