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November 30, 2003 GMT - Europe 4
Amsterdam (14-10-2003); End of the Worldtrip...

October 14, 2003 GMT - Australia 4
Melbourne (03-09-2003) till Brisbane (XX-10-2003) Unfortunately we haven't written our English travelreports about Australia. The pictures of this period are available however and you can see them below to have a small impression about the last leg of our...

September 01, 2003 GMT - Australia 3
Kulgera (11-08-2003) till Melbourne (03-09-2003) Unfortunately we haven't written our English travelreports about Australia. The pictures of this period are available however and you can see them below to have a small impression about the last leg of our...

August 11, 2003 GMT - Australia 2
Camooweal (28-06-2003) till Kulgera (11-08-2003) Unfortunately we haven't written our English travelreports about Australia. The pictures of this period are available however and you can see them below to have a small impression about the last leg of our...

June 28, 2003 GMT - Australia 1
Brisbane (03-05-2003) till Camooweal (28-06-2003) Unfortunately we haven't written our English travelreports about Australia. The pictures of this period are available however and you can see them below to have a small impression about the last leg of our...

May 03, 2003 GMT - New Zealand - 3
Auckland (17-02-2003) till Auckland (03-05-2003) After Mum & Dad had left Auckland we had to follow a rehabilitation program. We were exhausted from three weeks living in a campervan. After a couple days relaxing we started working as we...

February 16, 2003 GMT - New Zealand - 2
Auckland (20-01-2003) till Auckland (16-02-2003) We picked Martins parents up from the airport on Tuesday, 20th of January. They were exhausted after the 30 hour trip which didn't surprise us at all as it was the first time they...

January 19, 2003 GMT - New Zealand - 1
Auckland (07-11-2002) till Auckland (19-01-2003) We arrived at the airport of Auckland on 7 November 2002 and we knew that Jan or Graham was coming to pick us up. We were earlier than expected so while we waiting we...

November 06, 2002 GMT - Indonesia - 2
Jakarta (19-10-2002) till Denpasar (06-11-2002) The flight back to Indonesia went smoothly again and back in Jakarta we took a taxi straight to Gambir railway station to take the first train out of this city. The train ride was...

October 18, 2002 GMT - Europe -3
Amsterdam (11-09-2002) till Amsterdam (18-10-2002) The flight back home was without any delays although it was 11 September when we arrived at Schiphol. Ed and Martins father were picking us up from the airport and that meant a lot...

September 10, 2002 GMT - Indonesia - 1
Dumai (16-07-2002) till Jakarta (10-09-2002) After we arrived with the ferry from Malaysia our passport got stamped with a 2 months visa and we (Jason, Gion and the two of us) got a taxi to town looking for a...

July 16, 2002 GMT - Malaysia - 2
Johor Bahru (05-06-2002) till Melacca (16-07-2002) On the Malaysian side there were no problem at all except the usual thing that Martin had to explain Customs how to fill out a carnet, but we were entering Johor Bahru before...

June 05, 2002 GMT - Singapore
Johor Bahru (01-06-2002) till Johor Bahru (05-06-2002) On the other side there was also a separate motorcycle lane but to get there we had to cross 5 lanes of waiting traffic, which was fairly easy. Passing Immigration was not...

June 01, 2002 GMT - Malaysia - 1
Keroh (18-05-2002) till Johor Bahru (01-06-2002) When we entered Malaysia we didnít really know what to expect. It was for both of us a new adventure, especially for Jeannette as it was her first border crossing with her own...

May 18, 2002 GMT - Thailand - 5
Bangkok (24-04-2002) till Betong (18-05-2002) The flight was without any problem and Marie Louise only had chosen the wrong line to clear Immigration as it took her 15 minutes longer to get through than it took us. In Bangkok...

April 24, 2002 GMT - Hong Kong
Lantau Island (22-04-2002) till Lantau Island (24-04-2002) We took the train from the airport downtown and then a taxi to find hotel which wasn't too expensive. I knew Hong Kong was expensive when I visited it before but then...

April 22, 2002 GMT - Philippines
Manila (09-04-2002) till Manila (22-04-2002) So on April 9, we were on the plane, first to Hong Kong with a connecting flight to Manila. In Bangkok I had some problems with my Swiss army knife. Nine years I was...

April 09, 2002 GMT - Thailand - 4
Poipet (30-03-2002) till Bangkok (09-04-2002) Immigration was no problem. Customs was more difficult as they want to stamp my carnet. But I insisted on getting their white paper so I could send my old carnet back home. This caused...

March 30, 2002 GMT - Cambodia
Cambodia (Moc Bai, 17-03-2002) till (Poipet, 30-03-2002) It's not to describe in a few words what a big relief we felt when we left Vietnam. The gate at the Cambodian site of the border looked like a copy of...

March 17, 2002 GMT - Vietnam
Cau Treo (10-02-2002) till Moc Bai (17-03-2002) The last time Vietnam approached us with an hair-raising attitude, so we were wondered how they would approach us this second time. At least we all could park our bikes in front...

February 10, 2002 GMT - Laos - 2
Vientiane (28-01-2002) till Lakxao (10-02-2002) As we left Thailand and arrived in Laos there was a little tiny problem. If you do not use your head, you must use your feet (or in this case your bike). Martin left...

January 28, 2002 GMT - Thailand - 3
Mukdahan (04-12-2001) till Nong Khai (28-01-2002) The ferry crossing was simple but extremely noisy, as we happened to be standing right next to the ferries engine. The most dangerous part for us was leaving the ferry, as a there...

December 04, 2001 GMT - Laos - 1
Vientiane (12-11-2001) till Savannakhet (04-12-2001) Just after the bridge was a traffic light. Here we had to switch lanes to the right side of the road. There was hardly any traffic here but who cares. We parked our bike...

November 12, 2001 GMT - Thailand - 2
Bangkok (04-10-2001) till Nong Khai (12-11-2001) Exhausted we arrived in Bangkok and relaxed here a couple of days first. The most important thing to do here was to get our temporary import permit for the bike extended as it...

October 03, 2001 GMT - Europe - 2
Amsterdam (27-08-2001) till Amsterdam (03-10-2001) The idea to return to Holland was a result of Jeannette's decision to join me for the rest of my trip. She thought that I was well experienced to help her with the preparations...

August 26, 2001 GMT - Thailand - 1
Bangkok (11-07-2001) till Bangkok (26-08-2001) We left Delhi around midnight as well and arrived in Bangkok early next morning. We stored our luggage in a depot and headed directly for the cargo terminal. We entered the building with a...

July 10, 2001 GMT - India - 3
Banbasa (24-05-2001) till Delhi (10-07-2001) I had crossed this border before so everything went smoothly. Leaving Banbasa I went straight up into the mountains where it was much cooler and more comfortable. Through small mountain roads I was slowly...

May 24, 2001 GMT - Nepal
Mahendranagar (04-04-2001) till Mahendranagar (24-05-2001) After picking up my new carnet from the embassy there was no need for me to stay in India any longer (sounds very negative but it was how I was feeling!) and I headed...

April 04, 2001 GMT - India - 2
Mumbai (14-01-2001) till Banbasa (04-04-2001) Our transfer-time in Chennai was getting tight, as we had to go through immigration here as well, but still possible. The flight was too short to catch up any delay so we could just...

January 14, 2001 GMT - Sri Lanka
Colombo (07-01-2001) till Colombo (14-01-2001) The flight to Colombo, on Sunday, went without any problems. First we flew to Chennai (=Madras). There we had to go through immigration, and I was curious if they noticed that the bike was...

January 07, 2001 GMT - India - 1
Amritsar (09-12-2000) till Mumbai (07-01-2001) I wasn't really sure if they would accept my modified extension letter at the border, but the border was just 25 km from Lahore so I could always return to let them sort out...

December 09, 2000 GMT - Pakistan - 5
Islamabad (03-11-2000) till Lahore (09-12-2000) My initial plan was to do some major service on the bike on the campground in Islamabad, but when I got an offer from my former employer to work in Lahore for one week...

November 02, 2000 GMT - Pakistan - 4
Gilgit (16-10-2000) till Islamabad (02-11-2000) After returning in Gilgit from the cold Deosai plains with the freezing night together with the Danish couple Poul & Pia, I needed some time to relax. So I spend a few day in...

October 15, 2000 GMT - Pakistan - 3
Tarashing (13-10-2000) till Gilgit (15-10-2000) My plan was to go back to Astore when they told they wanted to go cross the Deosai plains. I told then this was going to get difficult so late in the season but...

October 12, 2000 GMT - Pakistan - 2
Islamabad (18-09-2000) till Tarashing (12-10-2000) On Monday 18 September I left Islamabad to go up north to the Chinese border following the Karakoram Highway (KKH). First I went to Murree on a busy road but it got very quiet...

September 17, 2000 GMT - Pakistan - 1
Taftan (05-09-2000) till Islamabad (17-09-2000) Crossing the border was so easy and relaxed. I was offered a chair when they were doing the paperwork of my Carnet (bike papers) and had tea as well. After finishing everything I spend...

September 05, 2000 GMT - Iran
Maku (24-08-2000) till Zahedan (05-09-2000) The next morning it was a short trip to the border. There was a long line of trucks waiting but the advantage of a bike is that you can pass them all easily. I...

August 24, 2000 GMT - Turkey - 2
Erzin (14-08-2000) till Dogubayazit (24-08-2000) My goal was Adana where my father had sent a small package to the TNT office containing the palmtop. I had asked around for any address to send this package to, but the Dutch...

August 14, 2000 GMT - Syria - 2
Damascus (08-08-2000) till Aleppo (14-08-2000) Back to Syria. I reached the Syrian border at 1.30pm. and went through the hassle to get out of Jordan and into Syria. I was ready for a battle as the first time I...

August 08, 2000 GMT - Jordan
Ajilun (22-07-2000) till Amman (08-08-2000) The next day I crossed the border with Jordan and visited the historical site in Jerash, which was very touristic but nice to see. I spend the night along a small unpaved road and...

July 22, 2000 GMT - Syria - 1
Tartus (16-07-2000) till As'sweida (22-07-2000) The border wasn't that difficult. The only thing was that they forgot to give me a Turkish visa and the officer wouldn't stamp out my passport when I didn't buy one, even if I...

July 16, 2000 GMT - Turkey - 1
Trabzon (27-06-2000) till Cevlik (16-07-2000) After an overnight trip in a very damp and hot cabin deep down in the ferry we arrived in Trabzon very early. There was only my bike and one Russian car to go through...

June 26, 2000 GMT - Russia
Zaporozhskaya (15-06-2000) till Soci (26-06-2000) The next day I went to the east end of the Crimea to take the ferry to Russia. I arrived just after the ferry had left and the next one was leaving in 3...

June 15, 2000 GMT - Ukraine
Vel. Byckiv (25-05-2000) till Feodosija (15-06-2000) My intentions were to pay a brief visit to Vlad Turayev whose address I got through Internet, as he was willing to help me in obtaining a visa for the Ukraine....

May 25, 2000 GMT - Europe - 1
Enschede (The Netherlands, 14-05-2000) till Jenkovce (Slowakia, 25-05-2000) Finally I left home on Sunday 14 may 2000, just one day after the fireworks explosion in our town (20 people died). Fortunately not in our area, but it had definitely...

 


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