Frank´s Journeys - Past & Future

My Travels – The Places I Have Visited

Before I start with all the places I have visited in my life, first a bit of background information.

I was born in Sydney Australia. My parents immigrated to Australia from The Netherlands in 1952. They returned to The Netherlands in 1966.

In those days flying was not so common as today and especially intercontinental. So, the common way to cross the oceans was with passenger ships. Now a days you would call them cruise ships. Our voyage back to The Netherlands from Sydney, Australia took 4 weeks. At that time, I was 11 years old and to me it was an adventure sparking my interest in travelling the world.

Our voyage took us, starting from Sydney, to Wellington, New Zealand, to Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia), passing through the Panama Canal and stopping in Cristóbal, Panama. The next stop was Willemstad, Curaçao. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the last stop was Southampton, England. From there we took the train to Harwich and then the ferry to Rotterdam where a brother and sister of my parents were waiting to take us to Eindhoven, our destination.

Because of this experience, I wanted to see more of the world and the best way for me was to join the Royal Netherlands Navy, which I did in 1975.
I had to retire due to age restrictions in 2007.

Here below you will find an overview of all the places I have been to.

I will categorize them by country and continent.

Australia – New Zealand & Oceania

Australia
Sydney – Canberra – Queanbeyan

New Zealand 
Wellington

Tahiti
Papeete

United States of America & Canada

United States of America
Miami – Fort Lauderdale – Isla Morada-Jacksonville – Orlando – Daytona Beach – Baltimore – New York City – Dallas – Oklahoma City – San Diego – Los Angeles- Las Vegas -Anaheim – Corona – Palm Springs – Venice Beach – Malibu

Canada
Halifax

Central America

Mexico
Cancun

Costa Rica
San Jose – Jaco

Panama
Panama Canal – Cristobal

South America

Colombia
Medellin – Envigado – Itagui –
Jardin – Bogota – Santa Martha –
Cartagena- San Andres – Guatape

Caribbean

Aruba
Oranjestad

Curaçao 
Willemstad

Bonaire
Kralendijk

Europe

The Netherlands
Eindhoven – Amsterdam – Rotterdam –
Den Helder – Anna Paulowna – Julianadorp – Alkmaar – Hoorn – Utrecht – Maastricht – Breda – Tilburg – Vlissingen – Hilversum – Zundert

Europe

Belgium
Brussels – Antwerpen – Gent – Brugge –
Achel – Lommel

France
Brest – Bordeaux – Toulon

Europe

Spain
Malaga – Madrid – Valencia – Barcelona – Alicante – Gibraltar – Mallorca- Gran Canaria – Tenerife – Blanes – Torrevieja

Portugal
Lisbon – Maderia

Europe

Denmark
Copenhagen – Aalborg

Sweden
Goteborg

Norway
Oslo – Stavanger – Bergen – Tromso

Europe

Germany
Hamburg – Berlin – Bremerhaven – Wilhelmshaven – Remscheid – Kiel

Italy
Rome – Naples – Catania

Greece
Creta – Athens – Piraeus

Europe

Turkey
Izmir

Romania
Constanza

Switzerland
Luzern – Interlaken