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I am sorry, this site is mostly in Dutch…

… but here’s a little blurb in English:

Jeroen van Bergeijk is a Dutch writer, filmmaker and journalist based in Amsterdam. His travel book My Mercedes is not for sale was published in both the US and the UK in the summer of 2008. His documentary Ours is the labour debuted at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam in 2007. He’s currently working on a new book on his time as gold prospector in Western Australia.

  1. #1 by Jim Smith on 16 juli 2008 01:10 - 01:10

    Here is a link to a picture of an old truck near Bumbuna, Sierra Leone, in 1982:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/Smith1908/SierraLeone1982

    Jim Smith

  2. #2 by darwin wile on 3 april 2010 13:32 - 13:32

    Jeroen—I enjoyed your book immensely! It brought back memories of a similar adventure my wife and I had in 1987 when we drove a VW camper from Algiers to Tamanrasset and then all the way south to Capetown. You might enjoy reading my book, Continental Drifting.

    Best, Darwin Wile

  3. #3 by Thomas Pensler on 17 mei 2010 20:52 - 20:52

    Hallo Herr van Bergeijk,

    ich lese gerade mit Intersse Ihr Afrika-Reisebuch “Mein Mercedes ..”, zumal ich in den 1980er Jahren unseren Peugeot 404 auch auf diese Weise zu verkaufenb erwog, es kam aber nicht dazu. Eine historisch-technische Richtigstellung zu Ihrem WErksbesuch in Bremen: Carl F.W. Borgward sass (z.B. laut Wikipedia) nicht 3 Jahre, sondern 9 Monate im Lager Ludwigsburg der US-Besatzung – historisch unterscheidet man auch zwischen Kriegsgefangenen und Zwangsarbeitern (letztere waren Zivilisten). Das Borgward Isabella-Nachfolgemodell ging nicht mehr in Serie, die vorgesehene Frua-Karosserie fand dann als Glas 1500/1700 Verwendung. Der Lloyd/Borgward Arabella war ein Kompaktmodell weit unterhalb der Isabella-Klasse; er trug wohl auch zum Konkurs von Borgward bei, der aber vorrangig ein “Akt der Marktbereinigung” zugunsten der Wettbewerber war.
    Beste Grüsse
    Thomas Pensler

  4. #4 by Alla Kress on 19 mei 2011 03:25 - 03:25

    Dear Jeroen,
    yesterday I read your book “Mein Mercedes ist nicht zu verkaufen”. I bought it in Germany, (it is less spectacular than in Gambia) and I want to thank you because I had a great day reading it. I could only go to bed after I finished it.
    I bought your book because I plan to go to Africa (Westafrika) and I wondered if you met travelling women on your road trip.
    On your website I found a comment of Marie Javins, thank you very much for uploading it, it is very helpful.
    Keep writing,
    Alla

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