Here’s a list with dry data – cool facts, or a little statistics of our traveling – I am writing our traveling because I did the most of my traveling with my husband.
I should mention that we travel slow. We like to feel the atmosphere and sense the places we’re traveling to.
For us it’s not a race around the world or about counting countries.
We travel because it’s in our veins to travel and to get to know other cultures and history.
My first country: Germany in 1970, (less than a year old)
My latest (not visited before) country: Chile in 2014
Number of countries and territories I visited: 78
(bold words, indicates I’ve been there but a post is yet to come – bold and linked words, indicates I’ve been there and a post is available)
North America — Canada, Mexico, United States of America
North America — The Caribbean — Cuba
North America — Central America — Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
South America — Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela
Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Hong Kong (before it bacame Chinese in 1997), India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia (including the Europe part), Singapore, Thailand, Turkey (small part in Europe), Vietnam
Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands (Den), France, Germany, Gibraltar (UK), Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Vatican City
At the map below you can get a quick view where I have been
The northern most place: 70°N
The highest place: 4863 m
near Licancabur volcano, Andes mountains, Chile
Number of countries we’ve spend less then 24 hours in: 5
Belarus, Burma, Mozambique, Ukraine, Vatican City State
Number of countries we visited more than three times: 18
Australia, Belgium, Botswana, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, USA
Number of cars we bought: 3
Number of kilometers we drove in own car: about 180.000 km.
Number of times we ran out of gas: 2
Number of accidents: 4
Number of times we got robbed: 2
Number of cameras we lost, (either stolen or forgotten): 4
Number of times we had to bribe the police: 0
Number of times we cleared out a bank for money: 1
Number of times with malaria: 1 each
Number of times with dengue fever: 1
Number of times with salmonellae: 1 each
Number of flights, (long-distance flights back and forth are counted as one): 99
Number of train trips, (we are not talking subways ;): 50
Number of boat trips: still counting ..
Number of chickens we must have eaten: 10,000,000,000 each
I have been a member of Travellers Club of Denmark since 2008
In 2009 I received Egholm Award from Travellers Club of Denmark.
Egholm Prize is awarded to spread the desire to travel and spread information about travel, foreign countries and cultures.