All pictures on this site have been resized to a low resolution (640 x 480) to make viewing (and uploading) them a lot faster. If you want to make prints you need the original files. Let me know and I'll be happy to mail them to you.

Extra info

In the stories next to the pictures you'll sometimes find a link that opens a window with background information. I've done this in cases where I thought that this adds to a better understanding of the story.


Going to Myanmar (previously 'Birma') was somewhat controversial. Some people, like the leader of the democratic party and Nobel price laureat Aung San Suu Kyi, say tourism is mainly to the benefit of the suppressing government. Others say it's a good way for the outside world to see what's going on in Myanmar.

I did go and tried to behave as responsible as possible. That means I tried to spend my money mostly to the benefit of the local people. Besides that I've added some background stories to the pictures on this website for those of you interested in the situation in Myanmar. Talking with the Birmese people about their country was not possible since they don't have freedom of speech and "the army is everywhere".


For foreign visitors of this website: the stories on this site are in Dutch. Sorry about that!

Holland vs. The Netherlands

It must be the number one question people ask you when you're traveling: "Where do you come from?". I've tried answering "The Netherlands", just to see the kind of reaction I get. Well, the reaction is mostly a look of no understanding. So it's "Holland". But why are we known as Holland and not as The Netherlands? And why is The Netherlands plural? asked the experts...

Still, I don't know why people from The Netherlands and their language are called 'Dutch'? It would make more sense to call them 'Hollands', wouldn't it...? Let me know if you have the answer to this!
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India (Delhi and around)
India MapDelhi (as a tourist) Pictures and storyIndia MapDelhi (work for Chetanalaya) Pictures and story
India MapDelhi (work for Ina Raja) Pictures and storyIndia MapDelhi (work for Sulabh) Pictures and story
India MapAmritsar Pictures and storyIndia MapDelhi to Haridwar Pictures and story
India MapHaridwar and Rishikesh Pictures and storyIndia MapAgra Pictures and story
India MapAgra to Jaipur Pictures and storyIndia MapJaipur Pictures and story
Iceland MapReykjavik Pictures and storyIceland MapReykjavik to Langmannalaugar Pictures and story
Iceland MapHof Pictures and storyIceland MapSkaftafell National Park Pictures and story
Iceland MapSkaftafell to Höfn Pictures and storyIceland MapHusavik Pictures and story
Iceland MapAkureyri Pictures and storyIceland MapStykkishólmur Pictures and story
Iceland MapReykjavik (2) Pictures and story
Egypt MapCairo Pictures and storyEgypt MapAlexandria Pictures and story
Egypt MapSiwa Pictures and storyEgypt MapSiwa to Bahariyya Pictures and story
Egypt MapFarafra Pictures and storyEgypt MapLuxor Pictures and story
Egypt MapAswan Pictures and storyEgypt MapAbu Simbel Pictures and story
Egypt MapAbu Simbel to Hurghada Pictures and storyEgypt MapDahab Pictures and story
Cuba MapHavana Pictures and storyCuba MapTrinidad Pictures and story
Cuba MapCamagüey Pictures and storyCuba MapSantiago de Cuba Pictures and story
Cuba MapBaracoa Pictures and storyCuba MapSantiago to Havana Pictures and story
Cuba MapViñales Pictures and story
Southeast Asia
Netherlands MapDen Haag Pictures and storyNetherlands MapAmsterdam to Bangkok Pictures and story
Thailand MapBangkok Pictures and storyThailand MapKoh Chang
Thailand MapKoh Chang to Aranya Prathet Pictures and storyThailand MapAranya Prathet Pictures and story
Cambodia MapAranya Prathet to Siem Reap Pictures and storyCambodia MapSiem Reap Pictures and story
Cambodia MapSiem Reap to Battambang Pictures and storyCambodia MapBattambang Pictures and story
Cambodia MapBattambang to Pnom Penh Pictures and storyCambodia MapPnom Penh Pictures and story
Vietnam MapMekong Delta Pictures and storyVietnam MapHo Chi Minh City Pictures and story
Vietnam MapDalat Pictures and storyVietnam MapMui Ne Pictures and story
Vietnam MapNha Trang Pictures and storyVietnam MapNha Trang to Hue Pictures and story
Vietnam MapHue Pictures and storyVietnam MapHanoi Pictures and story
Vietnam MapHalong Bay Pictures and storyVietnam MapSapa Pictures and story
China MapSapa to Kunming Pictures and storyChina MapKunming Pictures and story
China MapLijang Pictures and storyChina MapDali Pictures and story
China MapJinghong Pictures and storyChina MapMengla Pictures and story
Laos MapMengla to Luang Nam Tha Pictures and storyLaos MapLuang Nam Tha to Nong Khiaw Pictures and story
Laos MapNong Khiaw Pictures and storyLaos MapLuang Prabang Pictures and story
Laos MapLuang Prabang to Vang Vieng Pictures and storyLaos MapVang Vieng Pictures and story
Laos MapVang Vieng to Vientiane Pictures and storyLaos MapVientiane Pictures and story
Laos MapSavannakhet Pictures and storyLaos MapSavannakhet to Pakse Pictures and story
Laos MapSi Phan Don Pictures and storyThailand MapPakse to Ubon Ratchatani
Thailand MapMukdahan Pictures and storyThailand MapUdon Thani Pictures and story
Thailand MapSukhothai Pictures and storyThailand MapChiang Mai Pictures and story
Thailand MapPai Pictures and storyMyanmar MapChiang Mai to Mandalay Pictures and story
Myanmar MapMandalay Pictures and storyMyanmar MapMandalay to Bagan Pictures and story
Myanmar MapBagan Pictures and storyMyanmar MapInle Lake Pictures and story
Myanmar MapYangon Pictures and storyMyanmar MapKyaiktiyo Pictures and story
Thailand MapAyutthaya Pictures and storyThailand MapKanchanaburi Pictures and story
Thailand MapKoh Tao Pictures and storyMalaysia MapTaman Negara Pictures and story
Malaysia MapMelaka Pictures and storyMalaysia MapKuala Lumpur Pictures and story
Malaysia MapCameron Highlands Pictures and storyMalaysia MapPenang Pictures and story
Indonesia MapPenang to Bukit Lawang Pictures and storyIndonesia MapBukit Lawang Pictures and story
Indonesia MapBerastagi Pictures and storyIndonesia MapDanau Toba Pictures and story
Indonesia MapBukittingi Pictures and storyIndonesia MapDanau Maninjau Pictures and story
Indonesia MapJakarta Pictures and storyIndonesia MapBandung to Yogyakarta Pictures and story
Indonesia MapYogyakarta Pictures and storyIndonesia MapGunung Bromo Pictures and story
Indonesia MapBali Pictures and storyIndonesia MapLombok Pictures and story
Indonesia MapLombok to Flores Pictures and storyIndonesia MapFlores Pictures and story
Indonesia MapTimorEastTimor MapDili Pictures and story
Indonesia MapPapua Pictures and storyIndonesia MapSulawesi Pictures and story
Indonesia MapKalimantan Pictures and storyMalaysia MapKuching Pictures and story
Malaysia MapNiah Pictures and storyMalaysia MapMiri to Mulu Pictures and story
Malaysia MapMulu Pictures and storyBrunei MapBrunei Pictures and story
Malaysia MapKinabalu Pictures and storySingapore MapSingapore Pictures and story
Thailand MapKanchanaburi (2) Pictures and story
San Francisco, Yosemite and Las Vegas
UnitedStates MapSan Francisco Pictures and storyUnitedStates MapYosemite Pictures and story
UnitedStates MapBodie (Ghost town) Pictures and storyUnitedStates MapLas Vegas Pictures and story