Rudy Welling (1953) was a Principal Production Technologist with Shell/NAM’s offshore team. He first went on sabbatical from April 2014 to April 2016. In that period he made a return trip to Vladivostok with his wife, Jamaliah, in camper Passepartout. This was followed by trips to New Zealand and Spain. In April 2016 Rudy re-joined NAM/Shell again in Assen for a year and then retired in May 2017 after 37 years with Shell. He and his family (2 boys) have spent some 21 years in various Shell locations around the world (NL, UK, Brunei, NL, USA, Nigeria, Oman, NL).
Jamaliah Jaja (1959) is the Manager of the house and comes from Brunei.
Our previous trip by car (Volkswagen Passat Station) was from Oman to Holland in 2007.
Rudi’s great plan is to travel with his wife in a camper around the world. The trips will be in steps. The first is from Amsterdam to Vladivostok. De second from Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina over the PANAM highway to Prudo Bay in Alaska. Australia and New Zealand will be separate side trips and Africa will either be done out and back from Amsterdam or just from the Cap to Amsterdam. Now as K/O of Rudy’s retirement we are making this second step on a journey around the world.
We hope you will enjoy our stories
Rudy & Jamaliah
PS. Rudy has included also older trips, mainly as slideshows. These trips he has made over the years prior to his retirement. They wil be posted as the slideshows are completed. They will be posted in the year they were done.