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News September 2008   (Port Vila/Vanuatu, September 30, 2008)

Website statistics: In August we were able to welcome on our website 26'352 visitors who did 955'161 hits.
                                           (July = 30'428 visitors 1'057'757 hits)
                                The visitors are coming from about 100 to 118 different countries!
                                Record day since 12/17/1998 - the birthday of our website: 11/5/2007 = 13'407 visitors and 787'456 hits
Since our News in August, we traveled besides the South of New Caledonia also the North and covered meanwhile
more than 1'250 miles. Thereby, we discovered so many beautiful spots that we were able to put a second picture site
online. Because the sojourn of three months in New Caledonia is rather a short one, we are already organizing the next,
respectively the one after next destination: Vanuatu and Fiji. Although we didn't receive yet all the paperwork for the entry
to Vanuatu with the ferry "MV Havannah", it seems however that this is feasible – even if it's very expensive. Fiji on the
other hand, after some very positive initial contacts, appears to have suddenly some difficulties with the entry of our vehicle.
However, the visit of Vanuatu is only paid off if we are able to combine it with the continuation from Port Vila to Fiji.
Unfortunately, our current non-extendable stay puts us under time pressure, because in the event of a Fijian negative
verdict, our Pacific journey would end unintentionally premature. It's not only the huge areal distances within the Pacific
region, but also the political, linguistical and climatological conditions that are of great significance, along with a nearly
protectionist isolation caused either by the everywhere dominant, paranoiac anxiety to become polluted biologically, or
simply due to an egoistically, mafia-like marketing behavior. As long as there are still enough solvent tourists ready to
travel to these distant and beautiful, but disproportionately expensive places, it might still work out. In an eventual
recession however, some of these "paradises" might then again be more ready to enable us a smooth and trouble-free
visit in its "empires" – why?: There are daily more than 1'000 visitors on our website who are looking at more than
30'000 of our beautiful shots, a fact of advertising effect not to been underestimated!

                                                         New Caledonia: Baie de Port-Bouquet - on the East coast - 6 miles South of Thio


New Reports/Pictures

SOUTHEAST ASIA:                                      mouse over picture shows comments
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(July 2008)

Vanuatu: Boeing 737-800 of Air Vanuatu at the airport of Port Vila

Sumatra-Java, part 1
(Dec. 2006)
Indonesia: Temple of Borobudur near Yogyakarta/Java
(Febr. 2008)

Philippines: Ricefields near Sagada/Mountain Province/Northern Luzon

Timor-Leste (Mainland)
(May 2007)
Com/Timor-Leste: Traditional Fataluku house
(May 2007)

Oecussi/Timor-Leste: Landscape East of Oecussi-'Town'

(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 New Caledonia Trip, 3rd part

Grand Terre (North #2) – September 2008

+ our New Caledonia Trip, 2nd part

Grand Terre (North #1) – Aug.+Sept. 2008

+ our New Caledonia Trip, 1st part

Grand Terre (Nouméa + South) – August 2008

+ our New Zealand Trip, 6th part

North Island – June+July 2008

+ our New Zealand Trip, 5th part

North Island – May+June 2008

+ our New Zealand Trip, 4th part

South to North Island – May 2008

+ our New Zealand Trip, 3rd part

South Island – April 2008

+ our New Zealand Trip, 2nd part

South Island – March 2008

+ our New Zealand Trip, 1st part

South Island – Febr.+March 2008

+ our Hong Kong Trip

Hong Kong – Dec. 2007+Jan. 2008

+ our Taiwan Trip, 3rd part

Taipei-Taitung-Kaohsiung – Nov. 2007

+ our Taiwan Trip, 2nd part
Taitung-Southern Cross-Island Highway-
Siraya National Scenic Area (Zengwun Reservoir)-
Alishan NSA-Sun Moon Lake NSA-Taroko National Park-
Suao-Hualien Highway-Taipei – Oct.+Nov. 2007
+ our Taiwan Trip, 1st part

Kaohsiung-Kenting-Taitung – Oct. 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, 6th part

Kalimantan – July 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, within the 5th part

Tana Toraja (Toraja-Land) – June+July 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, 5th part

Sulawesi – June+July 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, 4th part

Sumba, West Timor – May+June 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, 3rd part

Lombok, Sumabawa, Flores – April 2007

+ our Indonesia Trip, 2nd part

Bali – Jan.-March 2007

+ 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 Engine/Body: June-Aug. 2006/Transmission: Sept. 2007

+ 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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