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 […]

The Best?

Inevitably, the question everybody asks after a trip around the world is: where did you like it best? And it is impossible to answer. I wanted to refuse to answer it. The questions is so… reductive. It tries to narrow down the richness of a month’s experiences in a city, all the things I’ve seen, […]

Meet the world

I can retrace my journey on every map, or in my mind. But I can also retrace it with the people I have met along the way, the friends I have made. It is amazing to see how many people I have met, and how much they contributed to shape this journey. In the end, it […]

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 […]

My final budget

After publishing the break-down of my expenses in the different categories, from itinerary costs to groceries, insurances to eating out, here’s the final, overview. The ultimate budget of this whole crazy trip, all in all, every Euro, Dollar, Lira, Shekel, Peso, Yen, Rand, Real, Baht or Rupie I spent, as far as I managed to record […]

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 […]

The world is your oyster

If you think about taking time off and going on a trip around the world, the one question on your mind is inevitably: how much will that cost…? Reading other blogs who published their budget really helped me planning and budgeting my trip. That’s why I have decided, throughout my journey, to publish my expenses […]

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, […]

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 […]