Dry Data

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

Dry Data - © curiousKester.com | Kirsten K. Kester

1970 at border to Eastern Germany

(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)

Botswana, Ceuta (Sp), EgyptLesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, NamibiaSouth Africa,  SwazilandTunisiaZambiaZimbabwe

North AmericaCanadaMexicoUnited States of America
North America The Caribbean — Cuba 
North America   Central AmericaBelize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
South AmericaArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, ChileParaguayUruguay, Venezuela

Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, ChinaHong Kong (before it bacame Chinese in 1997), India, IndonesiaIsraelKazakhstanKyrgyzstan, LaosMalaysiaNepalRussia (including the Europe part), SingaporeThailand, Turkey (small part in Europe), Vietnam

Australia & Oceania:
AustralasiaAustraliaNew Zealand 
Polynesia — Easter Island (Chile),

Andorra, AustriaBelarus, BelgiumCroatiaCzech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands (Den), FranceGermany, Gibraltar (UK), GreeceHungary, IcelandItalyLuxembourgMaltaNetherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, SwitzerlandUnited 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
Troms, Norway

The southern most place: 54°52′S
South of Ushuaia, Argentina – National Park Tierra del Fuego

The highest place: 4863 m
near Licancabur volcano, Andes mountains, Chile

Number of countries we’ve spend less then 24 hours in: 5
Belarus, BurmaMozambique, Ukraine, Vatican City State

Number of countries I visited two times: 7
Argentina, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Zimbabwe

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 times I went to the hospital: 6
AustraliaMalaysiaNew Zealand, Thailand, USAVenezuela

Number of times I went to see a doctor: 13
Australia x 4, Chile, Iceland, India, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Thailand

Number of flights, (long-distance flights back and forth are counted as one): 99

Number of flights on private plane, helicopter, micro light: 8
Australia, Brazil, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, USA

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.

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