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More statistical figures per 16.7.14  (= 10'865th day in Walvis Bay/Namibia)
Driven on the right side of the road:  in  132 countries during  6'702 days  =  493'596 km  =  13'130 hours
Driven on the left side of the road:    in    48 countries during  3'465 days  =  198'502 km  =    6'223 hours
On freighters and ferries:                  in    83 sailings    during     698 days

We had 172 flat tires (= every 4'024 km or 11 hours of driving).
We used 74 tires, 33 batteries, 150 spark plugs, 23 air filters, 56 shock absorbers.
We made 97 oil changes with 57 oil filters and 104 times greasing.

We had to take 293 times a ferry or a freighter to cross a river, lake or the sea.
This was done on 242 ferries, 28 containers, 2 pontoons, 17 roll-on/roll-off-shipments und 4 times by crane.
We changed 25 times each from right hand to left hand traffic and 24 times from the left to the right.
We crossed 16 times the Equator from North to South and 15 times from South to North, then 12 resp. 9 times with the car.
We had to apply for 89 visas, which filled 11 passports and cost US$ 4'400.- per person.

The 180 visited countries had 75 different languages and 150 different currencies.
We visited 155 of the total 195 sovereign and 25 of the 76 non-sovereign countries and other territories of the world.
We have been checked 339 times at the totally 502 border crossings..
We travelled in 23 of the total 24 time-zones.

The highest point the car reached was 5'320 m in Bolivia (Chacaltaya).
The lowest point was in Jordan at -390 m (Dead Sea).
Since 1995 we have given 72 TV interviews in 42 different countries.

407 pages (½ in German and ½ in English) can be chosen on our website, where 8'150 different pictures of our journey can be found.

Since 1.4.2002 the start of the statistics of emails – we received and sent 25'050 emails, this is monthly 171 av. (Birth day of Hotmail 5.3.1999)

We "shot" about 19'260 slides, 18'660 prints and 66'140 digital pictures, totally = 104'060, that's every 7 km or 11 minutes of driving one photo.

The highest average speed we drove in Belgium (71.9 km/h), followed by Denmark (62.3 km/h).
The lowest average speed we drove in the Vatican (10.0 km/h), followed by Gibraltar (11,3 km/h).

The most days and kilometers we spent in the USA (1'118 days = 101'533 km), followed by Australia (318 days = 38'960 km).
The fewest kilometers we drove in the Vatican (2 km), followed by Monaco (19 km).

Generally, the car was moved on 7 out of 10 days.
In the average we moved to the next place after 3 days of stay.
We filled up totally 172'061 litres of petrol at 1’899 service stations, average 91 litres per filling.
The highest paid petrol price was US$ 2.70 per litre in June 2013 in Turkey, the lowest US$ 0.01¾ per litre in May 1995 in Iran.
The 1000000th driving minute was 6.5.07 in Kupang/Timor/Indonesia
The 100000th litre of petrol was consumed 28.4.96 in the United Arab Emirates
The 10000th driving hour was 5.6.95 in Kyrgyzstan
The 1000th different night place was 2.2.91 in Gabon
The 100th different country was 28.7.96 in Germany
The 10th travel anniversary was 18.10.94 in Pakistan
The 1st place in the Guinness Book of Records was achieved 12.5.97 in the Vatican (and we own it still today)
The 1st 1000 days: 12.7.87 in Bolivia
The 2nd 1000 days: 7.4.90 im Senegal
The 3rd 1000 days: 1.1.93 in Australia
The 4th 1000 days: 28.9.95 in Poland
The 5th 1000 days: 24.6.98 in Iceland
The 6th 1000 days: 21.3.01 in the Dominican Republic
The 7th 1000 days: 16.12.03 in St. Lucia
The 8th 1000 days: 11.9.06 in Brunei
The 9th 1000 days: 7.6.09 in Samoa (Island of Upolu)
The 10th 1000 days: 3.3.12 in Réunion
The 1st 100000 miles: 10.9.88 in Paraguay
The 2nd 100000 miles: 13.1.94 in Thailand
The 3rd 100000 miles: 23.1.99 in Italy
The 4th 100000 miles: 10.6.09 in Samoa (Island of Savaii)
The 1st 100000 km: 17.11.86 in Chile
The 2nd 100000 km: 25.11.89 in Libya
The 3rd 100000 km: 12.7.93 in Australia
The 4th 100000 km: 8.11.95 in Italy
The 5th 100000 km:


in Japan
The 6th 100000 km:


in Thailand
More special anniversaries:
The 50th Birthday of Liliana on 25.9.91 in Lilongwe/Malawi
The 50th Birthday of  Emil on 24.2.92 in Knysna/South Africa
The 25th (Silver) Wedding anniversary on 8.5.94 in Umm Suqeim/Dubai in the United Arab Emirates
The 10th Anniversary "on the road" after 355'239 km on 18.10.94 in Islamabad in Pakistan
The 63rd (Retirement) Birthday of Liliana on 25.9.04 in Prise d'Eau in Guadeloupe
The 20th Anniversary "on the road" after 585'590 km on 18.10.04 at the "Le Galion Beach" of Saint Martin in the Caribbean
The 65th (Retirement) Birthday of  Emil on 24.2.07 in Sanur/Bali in Indonesia
The 40th Wedding anniversary on 8.5.09 in Puipaa on the island of Upolu in Samoa
The 25th (Silver) Anniversary "on the road" after 646'152 km on 18.10.09 in Papeete/Tahiti in French Polynesia
The 70th Birthday of Liliana on 25.9.11 in Tamatave/Madagascar
The 70th Birthday of  Emil on 24.2.12 in Grande Anse/Réunion
The 25th Container shipping of the LandCruiser on 31.5.12 from Pointe des Galets/Réunion to Bintulu/Sarawak/East Malaysia
The 30th "Birthday" of the LandCruiser on 21.7.12 in the 25th Container between Singapore and Bintulu/Sarawak/East Malaysia
The 500th Border crossing on 4.9.13 between Palanca/Moldova and Mayaky/Ukraine