|More statistical figures per
2017 (= 12'007th day in
|Driven right side of the road: in
countries during 7'132 days =
miles = 13'896 hours.
|Driven left side of the road: in
49 countries during
4'128 days =
miles = 6'872 hours.
|On freighters and ferries:
We had 187 flat tires (= every
or 111 hours of driving).
We used 78 tires, 35 batteries,
162 spark plugs, 25 air
filters, 60 shock absorbers.
We made 102 oil changes with
61 oil filters and
108 times greasing.
- We had to take 299 times a ferry or a freighter to cross a river, lake or the
- This was done on 245 ferries,
29 containers, 2
pontoons, 19 roll-on/roll-off-shipments und 4 times by
- We changed 26 times each from right hand to left hand traffic and 25
times from the left to the right.
- We crossed 20 times the Equator from North to South and 19
times from South to North, then 14 resp.
We needed 107 visas, which filled
12 passports (for Russia
the passports had to be sent to Switzerland).
The 186 visited countries had
languages and 156 different currencies.
We visited 161 of the total 195 sovereign and
25 of the 76 non-sovereign
countries and other territories of the world.
We have been checked 367 times at the totally
We traveled in 23 of the total 24 time-zones.
- The highest point the car reached was 17'454 ft in Bolivia (Chacaltaya).
The lowest point was in Jordan at -1'280 ft (Dead Sea).
- We experienced the coldest camping nights on
6/4/1987 at Geiser del Tatio in northeastern Chile: ca.
- and on 11/1/1999 near Mill City along Route 95 in
ca. 5°F [-15°C]
Since 1995 we have given 73 TV interviews in
460 pages (½ in German and ½ in English) can be chosen on our
website, where 9'936 different pictures
in a small and a large size of our journey can be found.
Since 4/1/2002 the start of the statistics of emails we received and sent 30'150 emails, this is monthly 163
av. (Birth day of Hotmail 3/5/1999)
We "shot" about 19'260 slides, 18'660 prints and
digital pictures, totally =
that's every 3.8 miles or
minutes of driving one photo.
The highest average speed we drove in Belgium (44.7 miles/h), followed by
Denmark (38.7 miles/h).
The lowest average speed we drove in the Vatican (6.2 miles/h), followed by
Gibraltar (7.0 miles/h).
The most days and miles we spent in the USA (1'818 days = 63'091 miles),
followed by Australia (318 days = 24'209 miles).
The fewest miles we drove in the Vatican (1.2 miles), followed by Monaco (12
- Generally, the car was moved on 6 out of 10 days.
In the average we moved to the next place after 3 days of stay.
- We filled up totally 48'939 US-gallons of gasoline at
service stations, average 23½ gallons per filling.
The highest paid gasoline price was US$ 10.23 per US-gallon in
in Turkey, the lowest US$ 0.06½
in May 1995 in Iran.
||driving minute was 5/6/07 in Kupang/Timor/Indonesia
||liter (= 26'418 US-gallons) of gas was consumed 4/28/96 in
the United Arab Emirates
||driving hour was 6/5/95 in Kyrgyzstan
||different night place was 2/2/91 in Gabon
||different country was 7/28/96 in Germany
was 10/18/94 in Pakistan
||place for the "Longest
driven Journey" in the Guinness Book of
Records was achieved 5/12/97 in the Vatican (and we own it still today)