Hugo Vaes


I am a Dutch traveller abroad writing stories based on my own life experiences in my own country and on the road.
My first book - Safe Journey Trilogy - An adventure in Sydney Australia is based on my own travel experience when I lived in Sydney Australia in the year 2000. It's about friendship, relationships, travelling and life experience.
I use a fictional character named Julia Meier who represents me. With all the mishaps in life and people I meet I try to express myself as a person who loves travelling, meeting others and take life as it is.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
When I went to Australia in the year 2000 I wanted to write a novel. I had no clear theme and no real story in my head. I just wrote something but it was nothing. In between my writing I got involved in an incredible adventure that happened just in front of me. My first book is based on my adventure what I experienced when I was in Australia. I use a woman as the main character who is representing me. See experience my story my life as it was when I was there.
When I was young and still at school I started to write but I wrote then in Dutch my native language but I started to write in English soon when I got back in Holland after my crazy adventure in Australia.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story I ever wrote got published for the school paper. It was a simple short story about a monkey and a hunter. I was then probably 7/8 years old. I had lots of fantasy and fantasised the story first to my brother. He loved my stories and from there I decided I wrote it down and gave it to my school. It was a simple short story but I received some positive reviews. I would say that's the start of my writing career. The story was written in my native language Dutch.
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Where to find Hugo Vaes online

Where to buy in print


Safe Journey Trilogy
Julia Meier is a young Dutch girl who dreams of travelling to Australia. In book 1 it's her adventure in Australia, in book 2 the planning of going to Australia and book 3 what happened after Australia.


Share Some Time With Me - Safe Journey Trilogy book 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,830. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Share Some Time With Me is the story of two sisters Julia and Evelyn. They both want to travel to Australia but who will be first to go to their country of their dreams. What happened with Robby Henson who was a successful hostel owner. What can one ad do to someone’s life. It is a story about love, death and friendship. Will she be able to see her dream come through?
An Adventure In Sydney Australia - Safe Journey Trilogy
Series: Safe Journey Trilogy. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 115,820. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
An adventure in Sydney Australia is about the adventurous journey of a young Dutch woman Julia Meier who gets involved in a crime that happened right under her nose when she meets Robby Henson and the mysterious Konrad a motel owner who loses a big case with money what he made by skimming his own guests in his motel. Based on a true story.