01.09.2009 - 20.12.2009
16 weeks, was that much?
6 countries, 13 flights (of which one lasting 8 mins only), 3 ferries, countless rides with buses. Kayak, bike, sailing boat.
55K kms travelled, but this number is so large only due to long-haul flights. The rest includes 150km on a bicycle and few hikes of 25 kms per day.
Maybe 50 different hostels, a few nights spend under a 3kg tent (which I carried all the time) and 2 unforgettable nights in a swag.
Survived near-zero-degrees nights in Tasmania and 40 degrees heat in the Red Centre.
Two sustained colds, one (tolerable) sunburn and about a million sandfly bites.
One crocodile eaten by me (a few grams from the tail) and zero myselves eaten by crocodiles.
50+ wines tasted in 3 different locations and only one sort of beer in each country that was above average - Coopers Stout in Oz and Speights Old Dark in NZ.
Some 2000+ photos of (same) landscapes and at most 10 photos of myself.
One lost pendrive and one broken watch (during a table tennis match), no other material losses or casualties. Not a bad result, is it?
Minus 11 degrees in Berlin and 2hrs wait for the train, wearing one shirt and one fleece. Morons from DBahn delayed my train by an hour and therefore I missed my connection in PL, landing in a middle of nowhere at 11pm. Adventure to the last. Still nice to see that everything back home is same as it used to be - DBahn forever unreliable.
Thanks for reading this blog, Merry Christmas to all of you and - as one tour guide used to say - love you all.