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Hot News - July 2006   (Miri/Sarawak / Malaysia, July 9th, 2006)

Website statistics: In June we were able to welcome on our website 31'602 visitors
                                from ??? different countries* who did 635'593 hits.
                                (May = 35'066 visitors - ??? countries* - 719'766 (= record) hits)
                      (*= the country counter, which stopped working March 23rd, could still not be repaired
                              by the ISP Goldnet - usually there were monthly between 100 and 118 countries!)
Here in Miri, in the East Malaysian province of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, the "overhaul machinery"
starts slowly to work. Hence our "little house", i.e. the body of our LandCruiser, has been stripped thoroughly
exposing its old age of nearly 25 years. With some pictures on our website, we show the repair's progress
under "All-round rejuvenation". Now it's also the engine's turn. On the contrary to the bad rust condition of the
body, the motor presents itself in a surprisingly good shape despite its 382'000 sometimes difficult miles driven
on all the continents. It's planned that by the end of July our Toyota will be back on the road - may be we have
to add some additional days. Simultaneously we are going rigorously through all our accumulated stuff sorting it
out and keeping only what we really need. It's amazing what has been collected during all the 22 years and it's
even more striking what can be stowed in such a relatively small vehicle.
But it's also we who are undergoing some treatment - exactly at the dentist. It's time to have checked and
repaired our teeth, neglected already too long over the years. During the first part of the "renovation" we rented
a room in a small guesthouse, the TreeTops Lodge, situated beautifully on the jungle's edge, approximately
12 miles South of Miri. On August 1st, we shall move to our friend's house in the Miri-Shell-Camp, where we
are fortunate to do 'house-sitting' during their month's vacation to England.
Miri/Sarawak/Malaysia (Borneo): Unser gestrippter LandCruiser - nun ein Geisterauto
Still no relevant news yet regarding the car entry permits from the Philippines and Indonesia - like already two
months ago. Although the Department of Tourism of the Philippines contacted us recently again, the final
breakthrough didn't happen (yet).

New Reports/Pictures

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(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 LandCruiser on a "Rejuvenation Cure"

in Miri/Sarawak - the East Malaysian province on Borneo

+ 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. 84 - April 97)

+ 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?
(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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