Update Log
27.Sep.2005
  • New photos:
           Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Mexico
  • Updated Homepage (changed thumbnails), Countries (updated Bolivia, added Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Guadeloupe, and Mexico), and Timeline (Countries, Photos)
  • Minor redesign of website: main menu and headers, merge header files with content files, smoother browsing through photo pages, favicon
  • Updated statistical data: full country name and currency
  • 09.May.2005
  • New photos:
           Bolivia
  • Updated Homepage (changed thumbnails), Countries (Australia, Austria, added Bolivia, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Thailand), Route (world map), Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), Trip Planning (Travel Websites), and Kids' Corner (Camel)
  • Updated naming scheme for files (removed visiteddestinations), redesigned color scheme for maps
  • Removed three stories from Austria, Hungary, and Romania
  • Removed Summary
  • Separate JavaScript files, correct change to status bar, correct focus on popup windows
  • 07.Mar.2005
  • New photos:
           Australia
  • Updated Homepage (changed thumbnails, removed news), Route, Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), and Contact Us
  • Minor redesign of website: homepage centered and wider, headers
  • 28.Sep.2004
  • New photos:
           Peru
  • New stories:
           Peru: El menú peruano, Bon appétit, Thieves & Scams: 1   kN/gM: 3
  • Updated Homepage (news section, newsletter, changed thumbnails), Countries (Peru), and Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories)
  • Changed gifs from Visited Destinations to Countries
  • 09.Aug.2004
  • New photos:
           New Zealand
  • New stories:
           India: India - how exciting! What was it like? What are the people like there?
           India: Breaking Point, The Indian Railway Crossing
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           A Day of Errands
  • Updated Homepage (news section, newsletter, changed thumbnails), Visited Destinations (India, New Zealand, added Australia), Route, Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), and Kids' Corner
  • 08.Jun.2004
  • New photos:
           North India
  • New stories:
           India: A Hippo in India, A Perfect Day
  • Updated Homepage (news section, newsletter, changed thumbnails), Visited Destinations (India, added New Zealand), and Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories)
  • 30.Mar.2004
  • New photos:
           South India
  • Updated Homepage (news section, newsletter, changed thumbnails), Visited Destinations (Austria, added India), and Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories)
  • 07.Jan.2004
  • New photos:
           Thailand
  • New stories:
           Thailand: Border Crossings, Thai Pieces, Our South-East Asian Office
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           Cassie the Crab
  • Updated Homepage (news section, newsletter, changed thumbnails), Visited Destinations (Thailand), Timeline (Photos, Stories), Kids' Corner, and Contact Us
  • 31.Oct.2003
  • New photos:
           Cambodia, Japan, Jamaica
  • New stories:
           Cambodia: Money Money Money Money, Thieves & Scams: 0   kN/gM: 3   -   Overall Winner: Poverty
           Japan: Meat Therapy, Japanese Moments
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           Hop Hop Hop Bonk!
  • Updated Homepage (added more thumbnails, animated welcome gif, news section, and newsletters), removed Next Destinations, updated Visited Destinations (added Thailand, Japan, and Jamaica), added Photo Viewer, added Route Viewer, updated Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), updated Trip Planning (Medical Kit, Vaccinations, Malaria, Travel Websites), updated Kids' Corner, and added Contact Us
  • Redesigned website: full width, introduction and stories on separate pages, flags, routes, statistical data, ...
  • Rolled out new directory structure for all countries
  • 12.Jun.2003
  • New photos:
           Laos
  • New stories:
           Myanmar: Hugged by a Political Prisoner, On the Move in Myanmar
           Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants, What's Happening in the World?
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           A Questionnaire for Kids
  • Updated Homepage (changed thumbnails), Next Destinations (Asia), Visited Destinations (added Laos and Cambodia), Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), and Kids' Corner
  • 06.Apr.2003
  • New photos:
           Myanmar
  • New stories:
           Turkey: Turkish Delights
           Malaysia: Malaysian Borneo's Nature: Still There - Accessible, Effort Involved!
           Myanmar: The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
           Myanmar: Hope You Brought Your Calculator
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           Zedis and Pahtos
  • Updated Homepage (changed thumbnails), Next Destinations (Asia), Visited Destinations (added Myanmar), Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), and Kids' Corner
  • 08.Feb.2003
  • New photos:
           Malaysia
  • New stories:
           Egypt: Looking for Gems in the Chaos
           Malaysia: Trust: A Backpacker's Life, In the Jungles of Malaysian Borneo
  • New Kids' Corner stories:
           How to Find Crocodiles, Down by the Bay
  • Updated Homepage (changed thumbnails), Next Destinations (Asia), Visited Destinations (added Malaysia), Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), and Kids' Corner
  • Introduced new directory structure for Malaysia and all subsequent countries
  • 28.Nov.2002
  • New photos:
           Turkey, Singapore
  • New stories:
           Egypt: Gain Something, Lose Something, The Race, Show Me the Money
           Singapore: Durian-flavoured Shopping Malls, Once, Twice, Three Times
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           Living in Caves
  • Updated Homepage (added last update date and log, changed thumbnails), Next Destinations (Asia), Visited Destinations (added Singapore and links to more photos), Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), Trip Planning (Travel Websites), and Kids' Corner
  • 21.Oct.2002
  • New photos:
           Romania
  • New stories:
           Romania: Two Steps Behind but So Much Closer
           Austria: Home Is Where ... The Backpack Is, O Canada in Austria
  • Updated Next Destinations (Asia) and Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories)
  • 24.Aug.2002
  • New photos:
           Hungary, Egypt, Greece, and Croatia
  • New story:
           Hungary: Budapest Journeys
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           Inside the Pyramid
  • Updated Homepage (added thumbnails and link to new photos and stories), Next Destinations (reorganized into Asia, Oz/Nz/South Pacific, Central/South America, and Africa), Visited Destinations, Timeline (Countries, Photos, Stories), Trip Planning (Telephone & Email), and Kids' Corner
  • Created gifs for navigation column on the left
  • Resized portrait photos of United Arab Emirates
  • 30.Jul.2002
  • New photos:
           United Arab Emirates
  • New stories:
           UAE: My Tripod, a TV Repair Shop, and a Fountain, Hierarchies
           UAE: Exuberance: Architecture and Greenification, Sheesha and the Camel Souq
           Egypt: The Unexpected
           Hungary: Thieves & Scams: 0   kN/gM: 1, Little + Little = Big
           Romania: How to Pack Less, Thieves & Scams: 0   kN/gM: 2
           Turkey: Sometimes You Just Don't Know Until You Get There
           Summaries: What About Going to the Bathroom?
           Greece: Castaways on Gilligan's ... Gilliguki's Island!
           Croatia: Four Dead Sheep and Fig Schnapps
  • New Kids' Corner story:
           Camel
  • Initial version of Home Page, Next Destinations, Visited Destinations (Summaries, Austria, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates), Timeline, Trip Planning, and Kids' Corner