Traveling the World

I have never been to a non German speaking area while traveling with my parents.

This changed radically after I have been on my own for a first visit to the UK in 1987. While short on budget in the first years, I most often traveled through western Europe with my girl friend, my old VW Golf and a small tent.
Over time I traveled all along the north and west coast of Europe from Germany to the Spain.

From 1997 on, I started to travel the world. The first country outside of Europe has been Egypt, followed by many others from Svalbard in the North to Patagonia in the South, from Fiji in the East to Cook Islands in the West. 

Over the years I have been to 85 countries and have visited 134 Unesco World Heritage sites and so far 47 out of the Hillman Top 100 places.