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I'm Egon. I'm a librarian working for a university library in the Netherlands, and a freelance translator. As a translator I've been working for agencies in India, Estonia, Egypt, Russia, China .... and in our spare time I like travelling a lot!

Berlin - we spent the Christmas holidays 2007 in Berlin. Check my Berlin page for our itinerary.

Been to (2008):
Norway - we went by boat (Kiel - Oslo) in June and took our car with us, visited a friend of ours who lives up north alongside a fjord and returned by car through Sweden, Denmark and Germany. A wonderful and very exciting trip!

France - walking in Auvergne in September.

Been to (2009):
Texel - one of the islands in the Dutch Waddenzee. Believe it or not, we had never been there! Well, we've put things right this year and stayed on the island for a couple of days in March 2009. We drove back home through Friesland and Overijssel and visited my in-laws. It was an excuse to take the A7 ("Afsluitdijk"!) from Wieringen to Kornwerderzand, that was another long-cherished wish.

The United States of America - visited Washington State, Oregon and California 27 August - 18 September 2009!

Been to (2010):
Southern France, we stayed on camp sites near St.-Tropez and Portiragnes-Plage. Made some 1,100 pictures (Carcassonne, Beziers, Canal du Midi, Glanum, St. Paul-du-Mausole, St. Pargoire, &c....)

London, rented very comfortable studio at Cartwright Gardens, close to St. Pancras Station. Visited British Library, British Museum, V & A Museum, Dickens House, Freud's House, Richmond, Hampstead, Greenwich &c

Been to (2011):
Hotel and camping in Mecklenburg and on Rügen, German Baltic Region, in June; made several hundreds of pictures in 2 weeks. Visited Neu-Brandenburg, Burg Stargard, Ankershagen, Greifswald, Bergen, Binz, Prora, Ummanz, Cap Arkona, Stubbenkammer &c

Wesenufer on the river Danube, Salzburg and Golling (Salzburgerland) in Austria, in August and September, (re-)visited Eschenau and Neukirchen am Walde; also Linz, Attersee, Werfen, Bischofshofen.

Been to (2012):
Slovenia and Croatia - May and June. Among other places visited Bled, Ljubljana, Porec, Vrsar, Rovinj, Briuni-Islands, Pula, Motovun, Hum ...

Been to (2013):
Spain (Andalusia), in March. We stayed in hotels in Ronda, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga, also saw Grazalema, Bailen, and Torremolinos. A first for J., for me a return to Spain after 22 years. Quite nice apart from the occasional torrential downpour, stolen wallet and many lost photos! Talk about an adventurous holiday ...

Ethiopia, in November. Our return to sub-Saharan Africa after 19 years. Memorable family visit and holiday in Addis, also went to Gonder, Bahir Dar, Lalibela and Debre Zeit.

Been to (2014):
Wijk aan Zee and Amsterdam in April, Rome in May, Wesenufer and Eschenau (Austria) in June with several days 'stay over' in Germany, in Passau and Neumarkt i.d. Opf.
Dutch Wadden islands (Vlieland, campsite Stortemelk) in September. Also visited Sneek and IJlst. Had great weather!

Been to (2015):
Greece in May. Athens (Αθήνα), and a tour by car in the Peloponnese region (Nafplio, Stemnitsa, Olympia) and mainland Greece (Delphi, Marathon).

Portrait by Roy

My portrait as drawn by Roy, a couple of years ago.

South Park Self-portrait

My South Park self-portrait with grey hair, moustache and wearing my Superman outfit. This portrait was inspired by OlafS's page.


7 December 2006, incorporated a link to some additional film material - to be found on Google Video - on our St. Hilaire camp site page. Great live action it's not (it's just me sitting in front of our tent...)
21 March 2007: one of my pages finally made the grade (i.e. appears in the top 5), lo and behold, it's my Eastbourne page (ah, good old Eastbourne, I spent some time there as a foreign language student back in 2001 ...). Thanks, everyone!
17 October 2007: two more milestones: 5,000 pageviews of this page, and added our 2,000th picture: "Straelen market place and church"
18 September 2008: 6,000 pageviews of this page, and added our 2,200th picture: "Fredrikstad (Norway), Isegran Fort"
3 March 2010: 7,250 pageviews of this page (well, almost ...), and added our 2,500th picture: "Exterior of the Marin County Civic Center", San Rafael, California.
24 July, 2011, wrote my thousandth review, about our exploration of the jetty at St. Maxime (France).
11 October 2011, added our 2,800th picture: Slawendorf Passentin. And 19 October 2011, added our 2,900th picture: Bergen on Ruegen, church portal. And on 8 november 2011 our 3,000th picture: Salzburg Festungsbahn
April 2013: hit the mark of 250,000 pageviews overall.
May 2014: added 3,500th picture: Vatican City, statue of St. Helen

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  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    I hope that your special day is full of fun and happiness and everything that you enjoy.

  • kahnjetta's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Happy Birthday Egon! I hope you enjoy your special day.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Happy Birthday !

  • Sienlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Happy birthday Egon

  • viddra's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    All the best on this special day and in the future! Keep travelling and smiling! Happy birthday =)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Fijne Kerstdagen Egon! :-)

    • egonwegh's Profile Photo
      Dec 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      Ha Simone, prettige Kerst! Hopelijk ook veel reisplezier!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Geseende Kersfees Egon, my old Dutch-Summatran friend has surfaced so my Dutch links are reinforced, In the new year i'll write about the influence of the Windmills in Ottawa ;-)))

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Geseende Kersfees Egon, my old Dutch-Summatran friend has surfaced so my Dutch links are reinforced, In the new year i'll write about the influence of the Windmills in Ottawa ;-)))

    • egonwegh's Profile Photo
      Dec 24, 2013 at 8:30 AM

      Happy Holidays to you too! I look forward to hearing about the windmills!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Was your revised Frontpage a Birthday Gift to your VT Friends ;-))) most enjoyable !

  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

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