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Hot News - November 2005   (November 14, 2005)

Website statistics: In October we were able to welcome on our website 30'039 (= record) visitors
                                from 111 different countries  who did 535'946 (= record) hits
                                (September = 22'996 visitors - 118 (= record) countries - 423'456 hits)
A few days ago, we left Malaysia with mixed feelings. On one side, we were glad to know that we now can
expect the more beautiful dry season up North; on the other side, we also enjoyed to be spoiled from different
parties in Kuala Lumpur. Although we used the rainy time to scan 1'600 additional slides from our journey
around the world, it will take quite another while until these lovely pictures will be online.
Now we are "on the road again" - direction Bangkok. The highway border point between Malaysia and
Thailand was easygoing and crossed within the shortest of time. But suddenly, nothing was anymore readable,
as the Thais have not only another religion - namely Buddhism and not anymore Islam like the Malaysians - but
besides the different language also a complete distinct script. Unfortunately, English is rarely understood. The
Southern Thai border region, where often religiously motivated terror acts happen, is quickly and safely
crossed with a 50-miles speed.
And suddenly, we awake in a fascinating region of temples, which shows its peak in the city of Nakhon Si
Thammarath - also known to be the religious center in the South of Thailand. This fact is often overlooked, due
to the countless beaches in the Western neighborhood of Phuket and Krabi or the Easterly island of Ko Samui,
all situated on the Malay Peninsula.
Shortly, we are going to approach the next mega city of Bangkok (8 millions) after having visited just recently
those of Hong Kong (7m), Singapore (5m) and Kuala Lumpur (4m). Actually we would prefer to be more
"out" in the nature, but because we are intending to explore with our own car some "off-the-beaten tracks" -
i.e.Vietnam and Myanmar (Burma) - , the unavoidable bureaucracy for these still difficult countries makes it
necessary to dive into the traffic chaos of these nightmare agglomerations again.


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!)

New Reports/Pictures



(Oct. - Nov. 2005)


(September 2005)


(September 2005)

Hong Kong

(September 2005)


+ 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


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