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News February 2007   (Denpasar/Bali / Indonesia, February 28, 2007)

Website statistics: In January, we were able to welcome on our website 34'745 visitors who did 765'296 (= record) hits.
                                           (December = 31'691 visitors ??? countries* 633'408 hits)
                                Record days since 12/17/1998 - the birthday of our website: 3/20/2006, 1'474 visitors; 8/29/2006, 47'038 hits
                      (*= the country counter, which stopped working March 23, 2006, has still not been repaired by the
                              ISP Goldnet - frustrating! - usually there were monthly between 100 and 118 different countries!)
This time we are a little bit late with the news. Although we mentioned in our last edition on January 18th, that we
would leave Bali soon, this shouldn't happen. Due to "lucky circumstances" we got the joyful opportunity to pamper
ourselves a little here. Actually, we intended to head East on February 6th already, when we were able to collect our
second visa extension at the immigration authorities.
But it wasn't only "enjoyment". We also used the "break" for inquiries. I.e. we tried to work out when and to what
conditions the meanwhile world-renowned "ill-famed" Indonesian ferries sail from one to the other island, how it
looks with the car's entry into Timor Leste our 156th country, whether the shut down freighter between
Northeastern Sulawesi to Mindanao in the Philippines resumes its service, and if the planned continuation to Papua
New Guinea is feasible at all with our financial means.
However, our time of relaxing has also its back side, because Timor Leste (the formerly East-Timor) sealed
yesterday its overland border with Indonesia due to violence and unrest. But this can be looked at it also the other
way round: Would we have continued as scheduled at the begin of February, we would have reached East Timor
now, and the return to Indonesia would have become impossible at a prolonged closure, thus forcing us to ship the
only way out to Australia. But we don't want to go there, because we visited "Down Under" already in 1993.
Sanur/Bali/Indonesia: On the beach at Sanur near Denpasar
Leisure time is running out definitively – i.e. we'll be soon "back on the road". Lombok - Sumbawa - Flores will be
our next island destinations (as long as the ships don't sink or burn out).
Therefore, please check from time to time the progress of our "Indonesia-Trip" on our pictured site!

New Reports/Pictures

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(Island of Borneo), Part 2
(Nov. 2006)
Kuching/Sarawak/East-Malaysia (Borneo): Proboscis monkey in Bako National Park
(Island of Borneo)
(Oct. 2006)

Mount Kinabalu/Sabah/East-Malaysia (Borneo): Early Morning View

(Sept. 2006)
Brunei (Borneo): ’The 'Ali Saifuddien'-Mosque at sunset in Bandar Seri Begawan
(Island of Borneo), Part 1
(June - Aug. 2006)

Miri/Sarawak/East-Malaysia (Borneo): Traditional stilt houses reflecting in the water of the Miri River

(May 2006)
Myanmar: Waiting for customers in Kawthoung
Temples, Pagodas, Shrines 

People, Beaches, Nature

(Nov. 1993 - Jan. 1994)
(Nov. - Dec. 2005)
(Febr. - April 2006)
Thailand: Ho Phra I-Suan Temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat


(February 2006)

Laos: The ’Patuxai’, the Laotian replica of the French ’Arc de Triomphe’ in Paris


(January 2006)
Vietnam: Two women cultivating a rice field


(December 2005)

Cambodia: The main temple of Angkor Wat with its five towers viewed from the hill of the ’Phnom Bakheng’ - Temple


(Oct. - Nov. 2005)
Malaysia: The four minarets of the ’Sultan Salahuddin’ State Mosque in Shah Alam are visible already from far


(September 2005)

Singapore: High-rise buildings pop up everywhere - here behind the Parliament House


(September 2005)

Macao: The ’St. Paul’ ruin is an inspiring sight also at night

Hong Kong

(September 2005)


Hong Kong:From ’Hong Kong Peak’ we get an excellent view of the ’skyscraper jungle’
+ our Indonesia Trip, 3rd part

Lombok, Sumabawa, Flores – April 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, 2nd part

Bali – Jan.-March 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, 1st part

Sumatra, Java – Dec. 2006

+ our Borneo Trip

Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Kalimantan – Sept.-Nov. 2006

+ our LandCruiser on a "Rejuvenation Cure"

in Miri/Sarawak - the East Malaysian province on Borneo June-Aug. 2006

+ added from a earlier visit to the USA:

Las Vegas    (Millennium change)

+ added from our Arabian Peninsula round trip:

Pictures from Yemen (May-June 1996)

+ Flashbacks of our Worldrecordtour:

Pictures from "all the continents" (Oct. 1984 - April 1997)

+ Follow-ups about Toyota-Experiences:
Encounters resp. "Ups + Downs" with
Toyota Companies since 1982
On July 7th, 2005, we were able to celebrate after a journey through 150 countries the car's
600'000th Kilometer - very prosaic in front of the post office in Cayenne/French Guiana.
Are you interested into the LandCruiser History, prepared by Toyota Motor Sales USA and taken over by
Toyota Motor United Kingdom? (after some loading-time please klick "IN LEGEND" and afterwards "HAIR TO MAGELLAN
- and you will see that we already belong to it too!)


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