Itinerary

My itinerary (all in one)

The journey is over. Here is an overview of my itinerary, all in one post. First of all, here it is, all in one single map. Zoom in to follow me on my different trips. The dates and links to the cities I lived in are below.   Leg 1 03/10-20/10 Rio de Janeiro 20/10-27/10 Sao Paulo […]

Lost in codes

As any frequent or excessive traveller, you just get used to the airport codes, at least for the cities you often travel to. Some are pretty obvious, like BRU, ZRH or SFO. But what about the more ominous acronyms, like SUX, SEX, BED, EAT, FAR and FAT? Lynn Fischer and Nick Crohn, who are running […]

5 cents per kilometer

Today, I’ll start with the actual cost of flying around the globe three times, of renting cars and taking trains, ferries and busses. I have already written about the actual ticket hunting and booking processes of my three circumventions of the globe, but here’s the final tally: Besides spending 360.000 miles on my two Round-the-world […]

Let it go – the figures

And this is what my journey looks like if you break it down into figures and statistics: In figures, I was… travelling a total of 185.608 km flying 105.991 miles (or 170.576 km) by plane taking 55.000 pictures driving 9.195 km by car or bus riding 5.280 km by train sailing 557 km by ferry and […]

48792 km

And here are the travel statistics for round 3 of my journey.In total, I made another 48792 kilometers. This was the shortest and quickest round, lasting a mere 80 days! Here are the statistics for round 1 and round 2. Technically it was not a full circle, as I did not return to Cape Town, but Brussels being pretty […]

542 days

This is a somewhat simplified graphic representation of my journey. It took 542 days, between leaving Brussels by train, to head to my parents, and landing in the European capital again, 18 months later. According to Google maps, I travelled roughly 165.850 kilometers, however the actual figure is higher due to to longer actual flight paths, […]

LH511

We left relatively on time, at around 19h30, and the flight was more or less smooth. Somehow, again, my veggie order was forgotten – but they had yummy pasta, so I was happy (the veggie pasta is often way better than the vegetarian meal, which often is chickpeas….) and the crew was really great. Anyway, it […]

Final flights

This is it, I am about to board my last final flights, from Buenos Aires to Frankfurt and on to Brussels. Due to the strike, my departure is delayed by two hours, but I’m glad they could re-schedule the flight with only this minimal delay. I will miss my initial flight into Brussels, but have already […]

Ready or not?

As every day, I read Spiegel Online, my main source of information and connection to home. One article talked about yet another round of strikes at Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest carrier, and, incidentally, my ticket home. The pilots’ union announced another strike day for Saturday, 21st, concerning all long-haul flights. Uff, I though, thank God, not […]

One last stop

And here we go, for the last, ultimate stop on this long journey: I am heading to Buenos Aires today, for the last two weeks. I’m in Recoleta again, in my old apartment. Here are the flight details: Flight 44: Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires Date: 07/03/2015 Code: AC092 from SCL to EZE Airline: Air Canada […]

Do it again?!

As this trip is coming to an end, I keep thinking of other projects. Maybe it’s something I need to focus on, to bridge the return to real life. Well, first there’s the Madonna Tour 2015, which will be announced on 2 March, and I am already freaking out…. If the dates fit well with potential […]

Returning to South America

Time’s up for Australia, and I’ll head out of Sydney to Santiago today. Time flew, I can’t believe it has been 6 weeks in total…. Here are the details of the flight: Flight 43: Sydney to Santiago Date: 18/02/2015 Code: QF17 SYD to SCL Airline: Qantas Plane: Boeing 747 Distance flown: 7491 Miles Duration: 11h57 This flight holds […]