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About us

Us, that are Klaas and Jose and we have been travelling since a long time, the first trip on this site was to France in 1979. In the first instance to many countries in Europe and since 1980 mostly in campervans. From 1978 until may 1992 we always were accompanied by our Belgian shepherd dog(Groenendaeler) Bas. From 2000 until march 2009 Belgian shepherd dog(Malinois) Lex was our loyal companion. In 2002 we decided to sell our home and quit our jobs. A Mercedes Iglhaut Sprinter was bought and converted into a campervan, december 2002 our 3 year journey started from Holland to Greece, Turkey, Iran, UAE and Oman. Returning to Greece september 2003. From december 2004 until march 2005 another trip was made to Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Egypt starting from Greece. By the end of 2005 we returned to Holland. Besides travelling in our campervan we yet have another passion: alpines, mountain flora and rock gardening. Also making pictures of plants and everything mountainous has our special interest. During our 3 year trip plans were born to organise guided botanical tours to the mountains of Greece. Since 2005 we visit Greece on a regular basis, exploring the mountains and guiding people. As a result of our explorations in Greece the Greek Mountain Flora website was started with many pictures of plants from most major mountain ranges in Greece. Also some (photo)books were published, available at blurb.com

Our journeys:

Germany---botanical garden Tübingen
Greece---Peloponnese-Serifos-Milos april/may 2019

Canary Islands
Tenerife october 2018

Oman february 2018

Spain october/november 2016

Greece may--october 2015

Canary Islands
Lanzarote-Fuerteventura-Gran Canaria
December 2013--february 2014

Switzerland
Greece october/november 2012

Greece
september--november 2011

Turkey
july/august 2011

Greece
april--june 2011

Greece
april--october 2010

Crete Greece
october 2009--february 2010

Greece 
april--october 2008

Greece
april--july 2007

Turkey-Greece
february--july 2005

Syria-Jordan-Egypt
december 2004--february 2005

Greece-Turkey-Rhodos-Karpathos-Crete
september 2003--november 2004

Turkey 
june 2003--august 2003

Iran
march 2003--june 2003

UAE-Oman
january--march 2003

Greece-Turkey-Iran
december 2002--january 2003

Morocco
may/june 2001

Peloponnese Greece
december 2000

Iran
april/may 2000

Canary Islands
Lanzarote-Fuerteventura
december1999--january 2000

Peloponnese Greece
may 1999

Oman
december 1998

Turkey
may/june 1997

Cook Islands-New Zealand
november/december 1996

Canary Islands
La Palma
may 1996

Cape Verde Islands
december 1995--january 1996

Greece
Andros-Paros-Naxos-Amorgos-Astypalaia
june 1995

Canary Islands
Fuerteventura
december 1994

Greece
Peloponnese-Kefalonia-Ithaca
june 1994

Crete-Turkey
may/june 1993

Spain
december 1992

Turkey
may/june 1992

Greece
may/june 1991

Turkey
may/june 1990

Turkey
may/june 1989

France-Monaco
december 1988

Morocco
september 1988

Former Yugoslavia-Greece
june/july 1987

Corsica-Sardinia
may/june 1986

Bulgaria
may/june 1985

Former Yugoslavia-Greece
may/june 1984

Italy
may/june 1983

Spain
may/june 1982

France
july 1979


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