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Down UnderMap of my Travels Down Under

On 3 June 2007 from Reuver, Netherlands | comments closed

I know it has been a while since I made my 11,5-month trip to South-East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, but I finally managed get a good start on a map of all my travels. Google Earth is a really nice utility to do this. And Google Maps allows me to show the maps directly in my website. So here you go: a complete map of my travels in Australia [Updated 7 July 2007].

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Down UnderLast Down Under Posting

On 16 November 2004 from Reuver, NL | comments closed

Since I completed my 11,5-month journey through South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, this website no longer serves the purpose of online travel diary. Thus I have decided that oz.claessen.ca: Guido’s Down Under Experiences will no longer be updated. However, I plan to keep this website available for as long as possible. In the not-so-near future it should be merged with claessen.ca: Guido’s Website. This is also the place for contact information and my latest news and photos.

I would like to thank you for visiting my site, and hope you enjoyed your time here.

Down UnderSite of the Week!

On 9 November 2004 from Reuver, NL | comments closed

site v/d weekMy site has been selected as Australian Backpackers site of the week! Feeling very honoured, I took up the opportunity to write down some tips for future backpackers in Australia. I hope someone can use them to his/hers advantage.

Down UnderLast Photos Online

On 6 November 2004 from Reuver, NL | comments closed

Today I put the best photos of my last month in Australia (Sydney, Canberra & Blue Mountains), as well as those of Hong Kong online.

In total I have made more than 2500 photos during the last year, almost all digital (only 2 films of underwater photos are not). In harddisk space it amounts to almost 3 GB, so I can put the photographic memories of my entire trip on just one DVD. Although that is the most convenient way to view them, I did decide to start the project of making a physical album with a selection of the photos, my diary entries and some souvenirs, just to have something tangible. However, completion might take a while, considering the fact that I still have not completed any album of a trip in the last 10 years…

And just to assure you, yesterday as well as today I have been driving without the urge to move to the left side of the road. I did operate the windscreen wipers instead of the directional indicators a few times though. The narrow roads in Europe will also take some time to get used to, unlike not hearing the engine anymore (unlike my 4WD in Australia, my parents’ car is really quiet).