A year of travelling; the statistics…

Since returning to New Zealand from a year abroad, we’ve had some fun compiling some statistics about our year abroad. We packed a lot into our time away and have come back with no regrets;


  • Visited 30 countries (Singapore, UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Check Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, China)
  • 60,169 km by airplane
  • 10,846 km by long distance bus
  • 4,992 km by car rental
  • 2,498 km by long distance train
  • 1,903 km by BlaBlaCar (like a paid version of hitchhiking)
  • Spend 4 nights sleeping in airports
  • Spend 7 nights sleeping in buses
  • Spend 2 months Volunteering (In England, Scotland, Poland & Croatia)
  • Visited 42 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Visited 8 Theme Parks (Universal Studios Singapore, The Efteling, Disneyland Park Paris, Walt Disney Studios Paris,  Parc Asterix Paris, PortAventura, Europa Park, Alton Towers)
  • Spent 4 Months working in the UK

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Bucket List items that we ticked off



Stuff we didn’t plan but had fun doing anyway



European Travel Bucket list things yet to be ticked off in the future!:

  • Iceland
  • Wales
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Sailing the islands of Greece and Croatia
  • Albania
  • Monaco
  • Luxembourg



  1. Judi Ferguson · June 14, 2016

    I feel tired just reading the list.

    Congratulations on a packed year. Does being home now seem boring?

    Still on for lunch this Sunday?



    • Dave Adams · June 14, 2016

      Thanks for commenting Judi! Not at all, loving being back; we figure that if you have a few dollars in your pocket, something to look forward to and someone to love then you have it pretty good – so we always try to keep a little bit of these three things :-). Absolutely, still on, I guess we’ll just head over your place after the forum?


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