In 2003 I stored ten boxes of "previous life" safely in my parents' attics while selling everything else I owned. I swapped my safe, well-regulated, suburban lives for an ongoing adventure in an antique Land Cruiser BJ45.
Driving from the Netherlands to Asia and South America
A different world and a new way of living opened up for me and my partner Coen Wubbels – and with that the passion to explore, hear, feel, smell and taste unexplored territories, unfamiliar cultures, unknown faces and untold stories. We drove from the Netherlands to Vietnam, visiting many countries in between [Iran, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Laos and Cambodia – to name a few]. In 2007, our non-stop overland adventure brought us the Americas where we are currently exploring South America.
We monthly contribute to 4WD Magazine in the Netherlands as well as to Europe's biggest four-wheel drive magazine, Auto Bild Allrad [Germany]. Other four-wheel drive magazines in which we have published are, among others, Toyota Trails [United States], WYPRAWY 4x4 [Poland], 4x4magazine [Hungary], and 4x4 MAGAZINE [Japan]. We form an excellent team: I write the articles and Coen, a professional photographer, supplies the photos. Examples of our articles can be found on the publication page of our website [www.landcruising.nl
]. For two years I have been travel correspondent for South America at the Dutch Newspaper "De Volkskrant". Other South America Travel articles have been published on Matador Network.