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“YOU NEVER NEVER KNOW, IF YOU NEVER NEVER GO”
The slogan I copied from a very successful advertising campaign in Australia
It has been 16 years ( January 2004 ) since we started our around the world adventure and what an experience we have had so far. Not all has been smooth sailing; there have been ups and downs. But, as the cliche goes: when you taste the bitter the sweet is oh so much sweeter! Being an overlander is hard work although the best pay-off is the experiences of a lifetime you encounter every day. We love driving our overland truck through distant continents for many months on end discovering new countries and unknown cultures. On our overland journey we have seen so much and made so many friends. But looking on the world map, we realize that we have seen so little of the whole world and there is still so much more to see. We travel up to 11 months per year (one journey at a time), spend the rest of the time at our home in Australia to prepare for our next journey, enjoy our home and let all the new impressions sink in. 2020 has been a interesting year and for the first time since 2004 we have spend more than 4 months at home. Hopefully Corona will disappear soon. At the time of writing this sentence Oct 2020) we are 3 weeks away of flying back to Mexico to be reunited with our truck (Nov 3 2020) which we left behind in March to return Home to Australia.
Did you know?
- The surface of the earth measures 510 million square kilometers.
- The 5 continents make up a total of 29.3 percent of the earth`s surface, that`s about 149 million square kilometers land area, the rest is occupied by the oceans, seas and islands.
- The water surface in contrary is about 361 million square kilometers, representing about 71 percent of total surface of the earth.
- About 7 billion people live on our planet.
- One-third of all people on our planet live in China and India.
- One percent of the world population lives In Australia and Oceania.
AUSTRALIA 2004 -2009
Part 1 Cairns to Darwin 2004
Part 2 Darwin to Perth via the canning stock route 2004-2005
Part 3 Perth to Adelaide via the Nullarbor off road tracks 2005
Part 4 Adelaide to Melbourne and Tasmania 2005-2006
Part 5 Tasmania, Victoria and Western New South Wales 2006
Part 6 South Australia-Simpson Desert-Len Beadell tracks in West Australia 2006-2007
Part 7 The Kimberleys–Tanami Desert-Alice Springs Arnhem land 2007l
Part 8 Central Australia-The gulf country-Cape York 2008
Part 9 Central Queensland-Fraser Island-Moreton island-Stradbroke Island 2008-2009
AROUND THE WORLD
Stage 1 Borneo 2009
Stage 2 South Africa to Europe 2010 -2011
Stage 3 Europe to West Africa 2011
Stage 4 West Africa to North Cape 2011-2012
Stage 5 Russia to Mongolia 2012
Stage 6 Mongolia to Singapore (Via China) 2012-2013
Stage 7 Stan Countries-Tibet-Nepal 2013
Stage 8 India-Pakistan-Iran-Europe 2014
Stage 9 Winter trip Iceland-Southern Africa 2015
Stage 10 East Africa to Egypt 2016
Stage 11 Brazil-French Guyana-Suriname-Guyana 2017
Stage 12 Argentina-Chili-Bolivia 2018
Stage 13 Bolivia,Peru, Ecuador, Colombia 2019/2020
Stage 14. Colombia-Mexico 2020 (Trip cut short due to Corona)
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