Travel Tuesday – it’s all about the numbers…and a quote
Are numbers a big part of your life? How does 108 days away from home sound to you? Could you do it?
Well I can tell you that numbers play a big part in the life of a Mathematician, and when said Mathematician also happens to be one’s husband and travelling companion, they can take on a life of their own.
So here are a few numbers we crunched while on the last leg of our amazing odyssey, in which we bravely set out to travel for over 3 months from Australia to Europe and home again. I hope you enjoy reading 🙂
Travel by Numbers
108 days away from home
3 months 16 days
15 weeks 3 days
10 countries visited
22 different rooms
3 hire cars
Bike rides in almost every country we visited
2 suitcases and 2 carry on bags
Countless car trips
30+ families/friends enjoyed hospitality since we left home
Mother’s 80th birthday
Daughter and son in law moving house
Happiest moments for me included (in no particular order):
- Being at Stage 15 of the Tour de France in Mazamet with my Tumba-bloody-Rumba banner. A chance conversation led to an amazing few days with good friends in France.
- Catching up with so many friends and family all over Europe – I actually dubbed it the People’s Tour as we managed to see so many old friends and we met new ones – I wrote this post about one such encounter Never let a chance go by
- Travelling to Iceland with our eldest daughter for a week – what an awesome adventure and so much fun!
- Bike tour on a barge to the Top of Amsterdam
- Enjoying the summer heat wave across UK and Europe while not missing winter at home
I’m sure I’ll have more observations to make in coming weeks as we settle into being at home and I remember our adventures in more detail.
I’m not one to miss my own bed or my own shower, but I must admit it is nice to be in our own space again after so long on the road. It’s also good to have a greater variety of clothes to choose from, although being limited to one suitcase of clothes does have its advantages too 🙂
Do you think you could travel indefinitely? I’d like to think I could but I’m not sure. I haven’t even started to unpack yet!
I always love a good quote!
This quote rings very true for me. It was one of 50 inspirational travel quotes in this post from Sue and Dave at Travel Tales of Life – 50 Ultimate Travel Quotations to Inspire your Journey
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.Terry Pratchett
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