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During my travels newspaper columns were published weekly in the Dutch daily newspaper
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This project has been supported by these great and warmhearted companies:
Netherlands: Paping Buitensport, ODLO,, AVRO Dutch Broadcasting Org., Travelcare, TunaFish, Book A Tour, StadsRadio Rotterdam; UK: Lazystudent, KissFM, The Sunday Times, The Guardian; Isle of Man: SteamPacket/SeaCat; Ireland: BikeTheBurren; Belgium: Le Temps Perdu, Majer & PartnersAustria:; Norway: Scanrail Pass, Hurtigruten, Best Western HotelsSouth Africa: eTravel, British Airways Comair, CapeTalk, BazBus Spain: Inter Rail, Train company Renfe; Australia: Channel 9 Television, Bridgeclimb, Harbourjet, SeaFM Central Coast, Moonshadow Cruises, Australian Zoo, Fraser Island Excursions, Hamilton Island Resort, FantaSea Cruises, Greyhound/McCafferty's Express Coaches, Aussie Overlanders,, Travelworld, Unlimited Internet, Kangaroo Island SeaLink, Acacia Apartments; Malaysia: Aircoast; Canada: VIA rail, Cedar Springs Lodge, BCTV/GlobalTV, St. George Hotel, VICKI GABEREAU talkshow, Ziptrek Ecotours, Whitler Blackcomb Ski Resort, Summit Ski & Snowboard Rental, High Mountain BrewHouse, Cougar Mountain Snowmobiling, Whistler Question Newspaper, Snowshoe Inn, First Air,, Canadian North Accommodations by the Sea, DRL Coachlines Newfoundland, The National Post and Air North.


Thursday, 1 August 2002
--> Oakden, Adelaide, South Australia (2nd day, photos only)

No reporting today. Could not find the energy to do it later. Enjoy the photos.


I won't spend as much time writing my reports as I did normally, because sometimes I am more a fascination for the hosts I visit than they can ever be a fascination for my report; as I don't get a chance between all the questions that are fired at me on an every day basis.

It disencourages me almost everyday when I am asked for my age or my last name or where I have been until now, when I stay with people, as everything is explained with utmost care and commitment on my

The fact that should be about my hosts and about sharing that daily experience on the website has changed and is flipped upside-down: people now seem to invite me because I am a
celebrity (I think I am still Ramon doing my thing) or because I am doing something great and to be a living storybook ("tell us your stories!")and not for the simplicity of helping me out with some food and a place to sleep (remember the early days of my project?).

Any advice is welcome, I am just very tired. Do you thing here.