Well our European adventure is now over. We still have 3 nights in Singapore before arriving in Sydney for a few nights before getting home, but we thought that it was a good time to reflect on our adventure.
We were in Europe for 397 days, 13 months.
We saw 23 countries altogether (24 with Singapore).
I (Rob) drove over 40,000 kilometres (equivalent to the circumference of the Earth) through narrow laneways, highways with unlimited speeds, snow, sleet, hail, rain, wind and fog.
We stayed in 111 Airbnb accomodations. (for an average of 3 nights each) which were all fabulous – no hassles whatsoever – and met some wonderful hosts.
We will have caught 13 flights by the time we get home.
We have caught 22 trains, 4 buses, 9 ferries and rented 4 cars.
We have walked over 2,000 kilometres (over 5 kilometres a day on average).
We took almost 40,000 photos and videos.
Rob collected approximately 500 beer tops, and we bought approximately 150 badges.
We have been pickpocketed (once) and had our cards compromised (three times) and had one parking fine.
We saved money by cutting each other’s hair, planning ahead for parking, self catering and being careful which attractions we paid to see.
Kim (mostly) wrote 200 blog posts totalling over 150,000 words with over 3,000 views.
We followed the seasons of the life cycle of the flowers, (particularly tulips) and ducks, swans and geese.
We have met hedgehogs, reindeers, scottish highland cattle, birds of prey, owls, woodpeckers, squirrels, wild horses, meerkats, foxes, deer, reindeer, otters and too many more to mention!
We have learned a lot about fauna and flora and different cultures and all in all, no matter where you are in the world, everyone is trying to just live their best life.
The countries we saw (in order) were:
- Czech Republic
- Luxembourg (10 mins)
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
…. and believe it or not, we are keen for another trip!