Our Family World Trip was packed with adventures. Many of them have made it in some way into this blog already. However, for different reasons some interesting numbers and stories never made it into our social media or blog posts. In this post I want to mention some odd and funny stories and also give some numbers, which several of you have asked before.
Kilometers we travelled
In total we travelled around 57.300 km by different transportation means. In detail:
Plane: 50.000 km
Bus: 600 km
Car: 3.500 km
Ferry: 600 km
Motorhome: 2.000 km
Train: 600 km
Countries we visited
We visited eleven countries on five continents. I did not count in Panama, because after our yellow fever incident in Brazil, we only had a short transit stop there. In detail:
The most beautiful Bathroom in the World
When visiting the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica, we saw the most beautiful public bathrooms ever. They were gorgeously designed and decorated in rain forest style. Even the water from the tap came down like a little waterfall. None of us had ever seen anything alike. The light inside the bathroom was dimmed just like at the bottom of the rain forest. Therefore, the picture I took is not perfectly illuminated.
Money we spent
With regards to the total sum I had mentioned a comparison in the Reader’s Favorite Questions post earlier. However, after all remaining bills came in, we have some numbers on what we spent in each country per day. I have to mention though, that it is not fair to compare it directly, because we lived differently in every country.
General Costs: 85 €/Day
Thailand: 190 €/Day
Australia: 250 €/Day
New Zealand: 300 €/Day
Chile: 200 €/Day
Argentina: 210 €/Day
Brazil: 70 €/Day
Costa Rica: 290 €/Day
USA: 400 €/Day
Canada: 225 €/Day
Ireland: 330 €/Day
Doing Laundry at a Gas Station
In Ireland, the places we stayed at did not have a washing machine. We also did not have enough clothes for two weeks. Therefore, we had to find a place where we could do our laundry. Luckily, we found an industrial washing machine and even a dryer at a gas station(!) in Athy. It was weird for us in the beginning, but worked out perfectly.
Other random Numbers
During the entire trip we have:
- slept in 35 different places
- used 15 different SIM cards and 5 different credit cards (plus Google Pay, which was widely accepted)
- visited 14 major cities
- enjoyed the view from 7 different observation decks
- communicated in 4 different languages (more or less fluent)
- watched 4 spectacular shows
- paid in 11 different currencies
- arrived at or departed from 18 different airports
- taken 12.223 photos and videos
Obviously, the list could go on. Hence, if you have another question, just let us know.