|More statistical figures per
31.8.17 (= 12'007th day in Kuching/Sarawak/East-Malaysia)
|Driven on the right side of the road: in 137 countries during
days = 522'895 km = 13'896 hours
|Driven on the left side of the road:
in 49 countries during
= 6'872 hours
|On freighters and ferries:
We had 187 flat tires (= every
3'971 km 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 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).
- We experienced the coldest camping nights on
4.6.1987 at Geiser del Tatio in northeastern Chile: ca.
- and on 1.11.1999 near Mill City along Route 95 in
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 1.4.2002 the start of the statistics of emails we received and sent 30'150 emails, this is monthly 163
av. (Birth day of Hotmail 5.3.1999)
We "shot" about 19'260 slides, 18'660 prints and
digital pictures, totally =
that's every 6 km or
minutes of driving one photo.
The highest average speed we drove in Belgium (71.9 km/h), followed by Denmark
The lowest average speed we drove in the Vatican (10.0 km/h), followed by Gibraltar
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 6 out of 10 days.
In the average we moved to the next place after 3 days of stay.
- We filled up totally 185'252 litres of petrol at
service stations, average 91 litres per filling.
The highest paid petrol price was US$ 2.70 per litre in
in Turkey, the lowest US$ 0.01¾ per litre in May 1995 in Iran.
||driving minute was 6.5.07 in Kupang/Timor/Indonesia
||litre of petrol was consumed 28.4.96 in the United Arab
||driving hour was 5.6.95 in Kyrgyzstan
||different night place was 2.2.91 in Gabon
||different country was 28.7.96 in Germany
was 18.10.94 in Pakistan
||place for the "Longest
driven Journey in the Guinness Book of
Records was achieved 12.5.97 in the Vatican (and we own it still today)