7‘082:01:31.9 HOURS (as of 14.05.10)

Fotos taken so far

7‘900 ... cannot wait to show them all to you!!!

Webpage visitors

9‘694 (as of 12.05.10)

Cost of trip

stay tuned!

Nights slept at hotels

stay tuned!

Nights slept on a vessel


Nights slept at Backpackers


Desert Camp


Youth Hostel

Vacation house
Nights slept in guest houses
Nights slept camping
8 (incl. tropical nights in Asian bungalows)
Nights slept housesitting
Nights slept at friends
Nights slept couch surfing
Nights slept on an airplane

Dinners eaten in restaurant
Dinners eaten on vessel
18 (one of which was a BBQ on Easter Sunday)
Dinners eaten at friends
Dinners eaten at strangers
8 (Couchsurfers or Homestays)
Dinners cooked by us

Burgers eaten
138 (4 for XMAS dinner!)
Eggsandwich eaten

Countries visited
16: England, USA, Canada, Cook Island, New Zealand,
Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Sri
Lanka, Pakistan (only the harbor), Indien, Oman, Egypt

Number of fish fished
166 (one by the tail and one flunder with the net), 13 crabs, 4
kg squid, 50 small bait fish spin fishing, 1 bird which released
itself from the hook but took the fish! 40 large squids (35 of
which from deck of Anke Ritscher off Karatchi & Mumbai and 5
off the boat in Halong Bay)

Sunsets worth a picture
68 (one in Borneo that would count for 10 at least!)
Rainy days
18 (one of which in OMAN!!!! Aren‘t we the lucky ones!)
1 (in Banff Canada)
1 (in Whaiba Sands, Oman)

Braders on TV
2 (both times in Canada)
Braders in the Papers
AZ Online, BBZ, Globetrotter (fall 2010)

Items found

2 melons (left by the previous client at the check out desk)
1 toothbrush incl. toothpaste and one deodorant found in
vending machine after wriggling and jiggling the release flap
and pushing all the buttons by Roman and Evelyne....

Money found

US$ 4.12, Can$ 9.71, NZ$ 2.21, AUS$ 2.55, ThaiBath 2.--
Vietnam Dong 11‘500, Brunei $ 0.50, Ringgits 50.21, Sri Lanka
Rupie 1.--, Oman R 0.030

Items lost
1 key chain, picture and letter from Animal, wallet with old ID
(Ro), 1 wallet (A) but found again by Air New Zealand! 1 set of
passport pictures (E), 2 jackets (Re+Ro), 1 fishing gear (Ro)
Items stolen
1 video camera bag with equipment, 1 Adidas shower gel
Teeth lost
5 by Roman; No 1 while driving through Ontario, No 2 in
Backpacker in Sydeny, No 3 & 4 in Chumphon, Thailand, No 5
in Muscat, Oman

Reto = accident exiting the boat in Malaysia, Meniskus in his
right knee and broken toe on his right foot, Roman = heat rush,
Andrin = burnt his leg on the Animal trike, Evelyne = bad heat
rash and infection after a pedicure, Roman = hurt his arm at a
tennis match, E = Dirhea
Doctor visits
Hair dresser visits
20 (Re 7, Ro 7, E 3, A 3) 3 cut by Evelyne, 1 cut by Reto

Pools we swam in
Dives we took
12 (per person)
Waters we sailed
Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sean (both parts of the Indian
Ocean), Andaman Sea, Malakka Strait, Halong Bay, Atlantic
Ocean, Ärmelkanal and lots of lakes and rivers!

Waters we swam in
Gulf of Oman, Celebes Sea (Sulawesi), Brunei Bay, Halong
Bay, South China Sea, Gulf of Siam, Andaman Sea, Great
Barrier Reef, Laguna Bay, Bay of Plenty, Atlantic, Lake
Muskoka, Pacific Ocean

Flights taken 29 (per person)
Buses driven 24 (driving time approx 48 hours)
Trains ridden 2 (1 hour delay for a 4 hour ride)
Mopeds we rented 2 days
Ships sailed 32 (including QM2 and Anke Ritscher)
(Sea) Sick days 2 on boats (by Reto), 1 on the bus (by Andrin), 1 Evelyne on
Anke Ritscher (after these experiences we purchased 100
travel sickness tabs!)
KM driven in rental cars 18‘500 km
Animals sat or looked after 28 chickens, 1 duck, 1 fish, 3 dogs, 2 cats
Animals visited 21 dogs, 7 cats
Coldest day on trip  -19℃, October 9, 2009 - Banff Alberta, Canada
Warmest days on trip +38℃, August 13, 2009 - Leesburg Virginia, USA
 +43°C, April 18, 2010 - Aurangabad, India
 +45°C, May 5, 2010 - Nizwa, Oman
Warmest seas we swam +30°C, January 11, 2010 - Gulf of Siam, Thailand
 +30°C, May 2, 2010 - Gulf of Oman, Oman
  Books parents read

The world is flat by Thomas L. Friedman
David Lodge Thinks... (found in the Hotellobby in Hanoi) ***
Weltreise by Dieter Kreutzkamp ****
Neither here Nor there by Bill Bryson ****
China Road by Rob Gifford ****
NOT so funny, when it happened by Tim Cahill ***
The Gods drink Whiskey by Stephen T. Asma *****
the clean tech revolution by Ron Pernick & Clint Wilder *****
Der Seelenbräu von Carl Zuckmayer (found housesitting) **
Billard um halb zehn von Heinrich Böll (dito) ****
Wer‘s glaubt, wird selig von Dieter Nuhr *****
Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica ****
I love you, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle ***
Around the world in 80 days by Michael Palin *****
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore **

  Books boys read James Bond, Hurrican Gold
Sceleton Key by Antonio Horowitz
The Sleepwalker by Robert Muchamore ************
The Fall by Robert Muchamore *****
James Bond, Nur der Tot kommt zurück ****
Man vs Beast by Robert Muchamore ****
Die Sekte by Robert Muchamore *****
Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore *****
James Bond, Stille Wasser sind tödlich von Ch. Higson ****
Dark Day in the Deep Sea by Mary Pope Osborne *
The Afternoon in the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne *
Die drei ??? und die Silbermine von Alfred Hitchcock ***
Das Drachentor von Jenny-Mai Nuyen ****

Rating * - ***** (five being highly recommended)