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Trip: Where is this trip going to take me?

There are [36] stories from my trip: Where is this trip going to take me?


Gallery: Axalp

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Perth - Fremantle

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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A mixed bunch

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Views [705] | Comments [1]

If the Ambassador adventure is now over, my trip altogether had not reached its end yet. After six weeks behind the wheel and more than 7‘200 km, I have reached my first Australian metropolitan area. With little more than a million and a half inhabitants, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing


Back on foot

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Views [743] | Comments [2]

Watching Roger Federer win – again – the US Open happened to be the last thing I did as an Ambassador. The match was showing at 6:30 AM , and a straight set victory allowed me just enough time to check-out before 10 o’clock . But the experience ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


Gallery: Wild Flowers

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Wild flowers

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Views [8062] | Comments [3]

The southern part of Western Australia has the reputation of become ablaze with wild flowers in spring time. Spring being not that far away, I have witnessed the prelude of Nature’s great symphony. The fields went from ochre to green, and progressively ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


Gallery: Pinnacles

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Fields of Pillars

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [770]

Here’s a classic that I haven’t read yet: Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote . From what I know about the story, Don Quixote has something against windmills. So, as I was approaching the town called Cervantes, I couldn’t help but wonder why this name ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


Gallery: Shipwreck Coast

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Kalbarri

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Shipwreck coast

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [1675] | Comments [2]

On the morning of November 16 th 1629, two men rowed ashore just south of modern day Kalbarri onboard the dingy of the Sardam , a jacht belonging to the VOC ( Verenigde Oost-indische Compagnie ), the Dutch East-Indies Company. They were marooned ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, culture


Is it another country?

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 2 Sep 2007 | Views [653]

I left Shark Bay late one afternoon, and driving at night is not such a good idea. I’ve seen enough dead Kangaroos on the side of the road to add my own. In such cases, one can easily sleep in some special rest area that can be found at regular intervals.... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


Gallery: Shark Bay

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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A plate on a post

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | Views [1507]

In the early 17 th century, the Dutch were the masters of the sea trade. To reach their colonies on Java, they were rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and using the recently discovered “roaring forties” to go straight east, before heading north to Batavia, ... Read more >

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Did you say strobelite?

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [734]

Like in Black Sheep’s old hip-hop song – Strobelite Honey? No? Stromatolites? The origin of life on earth? And they still exist? Those are the kind of arguments that easily convince me to make a detour, especially since this one’s on the way to Monkey ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing


The dolphins of Monkey Mia

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Views [1516] | Comments [1] | Video

Since driving past Carnarvon, the scenery has become a bit greener, with some wild flowers adding some patches of colour here and there. Still, the road leading to Shark Bay is a detour of 130 km one way, and as I’m cruising along the straight black ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing


Gallery: Ningaloo

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Bend over please

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Views [822]

There are places whose name only makes you want to visit them. Coral Bay is one of them, and it stands up to it. A dozen km off the main road, you stumble on a small resort town nestled on a gorgeous turquoise bay. There’s everything you might need, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, scams & robberies


Swim with the fishes

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [1052]

Here’s an expression that has a double meaning, but when used in its original sense, it can be an unforgettable experience. This one started some times ago with a friend of mine, while sipping a bottle of good wine. Having visited Australia before, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


Vegemite

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | Views [5043] | Comments [1]

Now this one might be truly appreciated only by the Australians and the Swiss. The Australians because, after meeting so many of you guys on the road saying that Vegemite was damn’ good mate , I finally had a chance to try it. And the Swiss ones ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, food & eating


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