THIS is the final TommyOnTrip newsletter

From: Tommy Hermansen
Date: Mon Jul 16, 2001 6:16pm
Subject: THIS is the final TommyOnTrip newsletter

Hello friends, I’m now stopping to do these TommyOnTrip newsletters. Since coming back to Europe this is no longer an Asia trip, so it makes no sense to publish them anymore. But I will take it up as soon as I get back on the dirt roads again, did someone mention Brazil or Chile?

I just want to send you this quick email to tell you what I’m up to the next few weeks, so maybe if our paths should be crossing we could meet up somewhere. Right now I’m back in Amsterdam again, after spending a few days in Antwerpen and at a festival outside Brussels. This week I have a job interview at Network Associates, an Internet company with an office here in Amsterdam. Might not get it though, or even go for it.

This meeting is originally sceduled for next friday, but I hope I’ll be able to visit them earlier, so I can go to Berlin for the Loveparade. Just to see what the fuzz is all about. And there’s also a couple of other festivals and stuff going on in lovely central Europe as well. Capoeira, Trude?

Then the weekend after that there’s a big music festival in Reading, England: the Womad Fesival, which I really want to go to as well. And maybe catch up with some of you Londoners I met Goa.

Note to all Psy-Trance friends: Shpongle is playing there too!!! On the 29th. The ticket is 35 pound for that Sunday. Geez! – but our guys Simon and Raja are worth it, right?

Then after that back to Paris to catch up with more traveller friends from India. And whichever interesting music stuff is going on in the area. As you might have figured by now, this summer trip is a festival thing.

Then finally, as planned way back, and posted on this mailing list to boredom: Greece in the end of August, and the Sola Luna festival at Samothraki Island.

Somewhere on this itinerary I’ll surely run out of money, so maybe I won’t be able to travel in style the last bit (or at all) – but that will be really interesting too.

See you around on the planet,



My Asiatrip is over

From: Tommy Hermansen
Date: Wed Jul 4, 2001 3:00pm
Subject: My Asiatrip is over

Hello to friends from all over the planet!

My travelling in Asia is over (for this time) The budget is getting low, and summertime in Europe is just too fantastic to miss. Therefore I’ve now ventured back to Amsterdam – where this trip started exactly six months ago. (January 5th.) Came back this morning. By the way: Happy Independence Day to my American buddies!

My plan for the summer is: Stay in A’dam for about a month (at least for a few weeks), and apply for a work permit. Since Norway (my home country) is part of the EES; this is just paperwork. Then I’ll travel through Germany, Poland, Hungary and down to Greece – where this summer’s biggest Psycedelic Trance happening is happening at the end of August. On (apparently) wonderful Samothraki Island. Maybe you’re coming down there too??? Then at the end of September; back to A’dam to find a job, to save up for the next trip. South America!!!

Please write me if you’re ever going to Asia, maybe I can give you a few tips? Even though I never got to see it all. Does anyone out there want to hear about the upcoming Eastern European trip as well?