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We are the Van Woensel family, originally from The Netherlands, and now living in Adelaide. We are AJ & Claudia, married with 2 children, Rogier (1994) & Lucas (1997).

On June 8, 2005 we arrived in South Australia without us ever been here before. We sold our house, left a good job and left everything behind to move from Holland to the other side of the world. It surprised a lot of people we did that, without having the same security of a job and a house over here. We didn't see that as a problem, we saw it more as an adventure.
And an adventure it is!
After renting for 2 years, we bought a house in a north-eastern suburb.
We bought a Nissan Patrol GQ 4WD to discover the country and try to get away as much as possible.

Since then we have seen a lot of SA, and some parts of other states and major cities.

The car has been transformed from a plain 7 seater, used only as a family car, into a serious 4WD truck. And we are transformed from purely bitumen drivers to skilled all terrain 4WDrivers. Rocky hill climbs or sand dunes, we can do it now. With this car we can go everywhere. And that is what we want to. Because there is still so much to discover.
claudia Web design, photos and stories by Claudia van Woensel.
Our emigration process: Skills assesement
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