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About Ramon Stoppelenburg

by Kees-Willem Lauterbacher

Ramon Stoppelenburg was born in The Netherlands in December 1976 and he is now 38-years-old.

As a journalism school dropout he has become a travel writer, radio host, newspaper columnist, commercial model and actor, published author, tour operator, life coach, speaker massage therapist and on ongoing internet marketing expert.

Iedere dag ergens anders (Everyday Somewhere Else), his tribute to all his fascinating adventures he experienced through letmestayforaday.com, appeared weekly in the second most-read newspaper Sp!ts, in The Netherlands.

As a passionate globetrotter, his travel pieces appeared both as columns and features in Dutch newspapers and magazines. His travel destination stories have appeared in USA Today, the Cairns Post, The Sunday Times and The National Post.

As an creatitivity addict, he created Letmestayforaday.com for the internet in 2001: as a website where he asked people to invite him over at their home. In return for their hospitality he reported daily on all events.

Before that, at home in The Netherlands, Ramon was one of the founders of "Smoel" ('mug' or 'big mouth' in English), one of the nation's bestselling non-profit student magazines.

In 2002 he won the prestigious award of "Internet Personality of the Year" from the British Sunday Times.

Ramon had been a regular on 3FM's national radio show Giel! with Giel Beelen in The Netherlands, occasionally spoke in Holder Overnight with Peter Anthony Holden on Montreal's CJAD in Canada and with The Fatboys on Australia's SeaFM.

In May 2003, when Ramon was still roaming through Canada, he turned down an invitation to be a guest on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, as it would give just a wee bit too much publicity, which wouldn't be very much that useful during his travels.

After finishing the internetproject Letmestayforaday, he has also personally travelled to France, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Cuba, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is said that he paid for these trips, just like everybody else.

When not visiting various countries around the world, he currently resides in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

!Letmestayforaday, the book

Yes of course! When Ramon settled himself again back home, after finishing this project, he wrote the book Letmstayforaday, around the world for free for the Dutch publisher Nijgh & Van Ditmar, who published it in the Dutch language in 2004.

bookcoverTwo re-prints later (!) and over 10,000 copies sold, Ramon now has found himself a translater for professionally translating his stories into English.

And then it's up to a foreign publisher to get that great translation of that fantastisc book about that unbelievable story about travelling the world for free.

When that happens? You'll read it all on this website when that happens.



www.ramonstoppelenburg.com