The end of the trip… (Around The World in 209d)

Well, finally I'm back ... a big thanks to everybody who supported me in any way during my trip, to all those great new friends I made and to all the people I met in general!!

I thought a little summary/conclusion might be appropriate 😉

9 different countries, 209 days

  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • USA
  • Mexico

22 flights, 16 airlines

  • Austrian (VIE-BKK, LHR-VIE)
  • Air Asia (BKK-Phuket)
  • Vietnam Airlines (Nha Trang-Hanoi)
  • Lao Airlines (Hanoi-Luang Prabang)
  • British Airways (BKK-SYD)
  • Emirates (AKL-BNE)
  • Virgin Blue (BNE-MEL, MEL-BNE, SYD-BNE)
  • Pacific Blue (BNE-NAN)
  • Air Pacific (NAN-LAX)
  • Mesa Airlines (LAX-LAS)
  • US Airways (LAS-SFO)
  • Air New Zealand (LAX-LHR)
  • tourist flight on Fraser Island
  • helicopter ride at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • helicopter ride to, over and into the Grand Canyon

7 different cars

  • Ford Focus (New Zealand, 19d)
  • Toyota Corolla (Melbourne, 2d)
  • Holden Calais (Melbourne, V6, 1d)
  • Audi A3 Sportback (Brisbane, 2.0l, 8d)
  • Wicked Camper "Deluxe" (Queensland, manual, 6d)
  • Ford Falcon (Uluru, V6, 2d)
  • Ford Mustang Convertible (California, V6, 11d)

20,000+ photos (40+ GB)

  • already 1300+ online ... and counting

7 different SIM cards / mobile phone numbers

  • Austria/Everywhere: A1 (+ A1-over-IP)
  • Thailand: AIS
  • New Zealand: Vodafone (2)
  • Australia: Telstra
  • Fiji: Vodafone
  • USA: AT&T

9 guidebooks

  • Thailand (Rough Guide + Marco Polo)
  • Cambodia (Stefan Loose)
  • Vietnam (Rough Guide)
  • Laos (LP)
  • New Zealand (Rough Guide)
  • Australia (LP)
  • Fiji (LP)
  • Coastal California (LP)

+ road maps for Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Las Vegas and California

6 things that didn't work out

  • (shark) diving in Fiji
  • see Perth and Darwin
  • rent a Mini Convertible in Australia
  • half marathon in California (knee injury)
  • despite the long stay no Australian girlfriend *g*
  • the planned flight home after 2 months in Indochina *ggg*

9 best things

  • Erwin & The Gang

    Traveling (and camping) together with Andi, Christoph, Jürgen, Reini and my brother in Thailand, Cambodia and New Zealand was awesome!!

  • Thailand

    Cheap, beautiful and exotic. Love Khao San Road!

  • New Zealand

    Unbelievable beauty and scenery

  • Santa Barbara

    The loveliest and most beautiful town I've ever seen in my life

  • Scarlett's & Ashish's wedding

    You can't top that!

  • Silicon Valley

    "You're at home, baby"

  • A "wicked" birthday surprise on the beach

    Thanks to Martina, Boernie and Justin

  • Second best SMS: "Terre Joe! I bin do!!!"

    Big thanks to Boernie, the only friend who actually joined me for a few weeks

  • Best SMS: "Ich gehöre dir. The whole night..." 😉

[to be continued]

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  1. Mariel

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

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