I have been traveling internationally since 1963 (the first country I visited was GDR). In 1968 I emigrated to Canada and that move opened my travel horizons. In the seventies I lived in Brazil, in the eighties in the Netherlands. My first trip around the world was in 1978-79 (from Rio de Janeiro to Chile, South Pacific, N.Z., Australia, Southest Asia, India, Europe). In 1983 I visited the 100th UN country. Initially my aim was to cover as many countries as possible, now I concentrate on my favorite countries and explore them more thoroughly. I try to visit as many UNESCO WHS as possible. The most northerly place I visited is Resolute, Nunavut, the most southerly Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. The highest place where I stayed overnight is Potosi (4035 m). At present I am exploring the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the Gulf states).
My Favorite Places:
Sanaa and Hadramawt in Yemen, Damascus and Aleppo in Syria, Luang Prabang in Laos, Nara in Japan, Potosi and Sucre in Bolivia, Diamantina, Goias, Jericoacoara and Salvador in Brazil, Patagonia.