About us

Us, that are Klaas and José 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. Since 2005 we visit Greece on a regular basis, exploring the mountains. 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
Fuerteventura november 2019
Germany—botanical garden Tübingen
Greece—Peloponnese-Serifos-Milos april/may 2019
Tenerife october 2018
Oman february 2018
Spain october/november 2016
France june/july 2016
Greece may–october 2015
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
Lanzarote-Fuerteventura
december1999–january 2000
Peloponnese Greece
may 1999
Oman
december 1998
Turkey
may/june 1997
Cook Islands-New Zealand
november/december 1996
La Palma
may 1996
Cape Verde Islands
december 1995–january 1996
Greece
Andros-Paros-Naxos-Amorgos-Astypalaia
june 1995
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
Bulgaria
may/june 1985
Former Yugoslavia-Greece
may/june 1984
Italy
may/june 1983
Spain
may/june 1982
France
july 1979