Petra Jordan, Jerash, Wadi Rum, Aqaba

After solving my problems with Adobe Premiere, as I reported last week, I have spent quite some time this weekend sorting and editing the video material I shot in Jordan, last september. The results are twofold. First I made the traditional DVD video, with menu, some photo’s included and music and titles. It has become a 35 minute DVD movie and I am sure that will be too long to show to my friends and family. Next I did some flash movies for the internet, and that is more userfriendly and the quality is quite good (unless you upload to … Continue reading Petra Jordan, Jerash, Wadi Rum, Aqaba


And again a trip from the past, but with a future inside! In 1979 we visited Romania, then a heavily communist controlled country. Nice landscape, old churches, home of Dracula (well, we did not went there since Brasov was as far as we traveled from the east), and a short trip by luxury cruiser (with very rude russian crew) to Istanbul in Turkey. And yes, that is where I will be again in june this year! So have a look at my travel site     Continue reading Romania

Video of balloon trip Yangshou

Part of my traveling in China, september 2007, was a balloon trip. Here you can see a Youtube low quality video of the experience  [youtube:] With Xvid and Virtualdub I also made a video file in much higher quality (but still lower than the original). Size is 20 Mb so it may take a while on slower connections. Photo’s of the balloontrip are in the photo web gallery. Continue reading Video of balloon trip Yangshou

Away, in the footsteps of Marco Polo

I am away now, to China. The grand old duke of York He had ten thousand men He marched them up to the top of the hill And he marched them down again And when they were up they were up And when they were down they were down And when they were only half-way up They were neither up nor down  Update on september 13th: Hongkong, one more day … Continue reading Away, in the footsteps of Marco Polo

China: In de voetsporen van Marco Polo

Het is zover, de reis is vastgelegd. 29 augustus vertrek ik met Djoser voor 17 dagen naar China! Het programma: Amsterdam – Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai, nachttrein naar Beijing Beijing, Grote Muur en Zomerpaleis Xian, excursie terracottaleger Xian, vlucht naar Guilin – Yangshuo Yangshuo Yangshuo – Guilin, nachttrein naar Guangzhou Guangzhou, boot naar Hongkong Hongkong Hongkong – Amsterdam Continue reading China: In de voetsporen van Marco Polo