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More statistical figures per August 31st, 2017 (= 12'007th day in Kuching/Sarawak/East-Malaysia)
Driven right side of the road: in  137 countries during  7'132 days  =  324'912 miles  =  13'896 hours.
Driven left side of the road:   in    49 countries during  4'128 days  =  136'488 miles  =    6'872 hours.
On freighters and ferries:       in    86 sailings     during    747 days

We had 187 flat tires (= every 2'467 miles 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 sea.
This was done on 245 ferries, 29 containers, 2 pontoons, 19 roll-on/roll-off-shipments und 4 times by crane.
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. 11 times in the car.
We needed 107 visas, which filled 12 passports (for Russia the passports had to be sent to Switzerland).

The 186 visited countries had 78 different 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 530 border crossings..
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. 8½°F [-13°C]
and on 11/1/1999 near Mill City along Route 95 in Nevada/USA: ca. 5°F [-15°C]

Since 1995 we have given 73 TV interviews in 43 different countries.

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 83'710 digital pictures, totally = 121'630, that's every 3.8 miles or 10 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 miles).

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 2'070 service stations, average 23½ gallons per filling.
The highest paid gasoline price was US$ 10.23 per US-gallon in June 2013 in Turkey, the lowest US$ 0.06½ in May 1995 in Iran.
The 1000000th driving minute was 5/6/07 in Kupang/Timor/Indonesia
The 100000th liter (= 26'418 US-gallons) of gas was consumed 4/28/96 in the United Arab Emirates
The 10000th driving hour was 6/5/95 in Kyrgyzstan
The 1000th different night place was 2/2/91 in Gabon
The 100th different country was 7/28/96 in Germany
The 10th travel anniversary was 10/18/94 in Pakistan
The 1st 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)
The 1st 1000 days: 7/12/87 in Bolivia
The 2nd 1000 days: 4/7/90 im Senegal
The 3rd 1000 days: 1/1/93 in Australia
The 4th 1000 days: 9/28/95 in Poland
The 5th 1000 days: 6/24/98 in Iceland
The 6th 1000 days: 3/21/01 in the Dominican Republic
The 7th 1000 days: 12/16/03 in St. Lucia
The 8th 1000 days: 9/11/06 in Brunei
The 9th 1000 days: 6/7/09 in Samoa (Island of Upolu)
The 10th 1000 days: 3/3/12 in Réunion
The 11th 1000 days: 11/28/14 in Namibia
The 12th 1000 days: 8/24/17 in Malaysia
The 1st 100000 miles: 9/10/88 in Paraguay
The 2nd 100000 miles: 1/13/94 in Thailand
The 3rd 100000 miles: 1/23/99 in Italy
The 4th 100000 miles: 6/10/09 in Samoa (Island of Savaii)
The 1st 100000 km: 11/17/86 in Chile
The 2nd 100000 km: 11/25/89 in Libya
The 3rd 100000 km: 7/12/93 in Australia
The 4th 100000 km: 11/8/95 in Italy
The 5th 100000 km:


in Japan
The 6th 100000 km:


in Thailand
The 7th 100000 km:


in South Africa
More anniversaries:
The 50th Birthday of Liliana on 9/25/91 in Lilongwe/Malawi
The 50th Birthday of  Emil on 2/24/92 in Knysna/South Africa
The 25th (Silver) Wedding anniversary on 5/8/94 in Umm Suqeim/Dubai in the United Arab Emirates
The 10th Anniversary "on the road" after 220'735 miles on 10/18/94 in Islamabad in Pakistan
The 63rd (Retirement) Birthday of Liliana on 9/25/04 in Prise d'Eau in Guadeloupe
The 20th Anniversary "on the road" after 364'093 miles on 10/18/04 at the "Le Galion Beach" of Saint Martin in the Caribbean
The 65th (Retirement) Birthday of  Emil on 2/24/07 in Sanur/Bali in Indonesia
The 40th Wedding anniversary on 5/8/09 in Puipaa on the island of Upolu in Samoa
The 25th (Silver) Anniversary "on the road" after 401'500 miles on 10/18/09 in Papeete/Tahiti in French Polynesia
The 70th Birthday of Liliana on 9/25/11 in Tamatave/Madagascar
The 70th Birthday of  Emil on 2/24/12 in Grande Anse/Réunion
The 25th Container shipping of the LandCruiser on 5/31/12 from Pointe des Galets/Réunion to Bintulu/Sarawak/East Malaysia
The 30th "Birthday" of the LandCruiser on 7/21/12 in the 25th Container between Singapore and Bintulu/Sarawak/East Malaysia
The 500th Border crossing on 9/4/13 between Palanca/Moldova and Mayaky/Ukraine
The 30th Anniversary "on the road" after 433'208 miles on 10/18/14 in Humpata near Lubango in Angola
The 75th Birthday of Liliana on 9/25/16 in Kosh Agach/Altai/Russia
The 75th Birthday of Emil on 2/24/17 in Miri/Sarawak/East Malaysia
The 35th "Birthday" of the LandCruiser on 7/21/17 during loading at Mciti-Apartment in Miri/Sarawak/East Malaysia
More statistical information:
Statistics per continent
Information about us not included in the statistics
Chronological sequence of the trip
Chronology with text
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