also visit  my personal website   |   Photography   |   Books (Dutch)   |   Expedition Kilimanjaro   |   the European Cooking Trip


Join the group and stay up to date with news about the upcoming book!

powered by Yahoo

The official
sponsors always were:


During my travels newspaper columns were published weekly in the Dutch daily newspaper
Dutch newspaper Spits

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.


Tuesday, 1 April 2003
Kugluktuk, Nunavut --> Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

This April Fool's Day morning Becky tried to fool me by waking me up in the rush that my air plane was about to leave within half an hour and I had to hurry! I woke up pretty relaxed and smiled at her. “Well, that might mean I can stay another day if I go back to sleep again.”
Today I left Kugluktuk after six fascinating days where I really experienced life with the natives a bit.

I was invite to join Becky’s class at the high school as one of the kids had prepared caribou soup in home economy class. I never had caribou soup, but must admit it was very tasty.

Becky also gave me this awesome hooded sweater of the Kugluktuk Grizzlies Soccer team. It was a donation by the team and the entire community of Kugluktuk. I immediately put it on and am still very happy with it!

At the school I had to say goodbye to Becky with a grand hug. I loved the days I have spent here and I’ll take the memories with me wherever I go.

At 4pm the local taxi picked me up at Becky’s house and at 4.40pm the small plane from First Air jetted into the sky, showing me Kugluktuk from above.

After a two-hour flight I arrived back south in Yellowknife again and contacted my only hosts in town, [p]the Philipp family[/b], again. They were already expecting me and helped me out with another overnight stay at their place.

After having dinner with Steff and the kids, Jeff took me along to his office at in the evening. Jeff still had some more work to do and I could use his high speed internet line to load everything about my week in Kugluktuk online (previous reports).

Tomorrow I am leaving Yellowknife again, for the last time now. And I’ll make the biggest jump through Canada so far.

Good night Yellowknife!