SOME SABBATICAL STATISTICS

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Countries visited: 18
Months traveled: 15
Nights spent in our tent: 49
Nights stayed with friends or couchsurfed: 58
Different beds we slept in: lost track
Target budget a day: 25 euro pp
Money spent on deet & sunscreen: lots
Most expensive country: US
Least expensive country: Phillippines
Currencies used: 14
Hours of television watched: 0
Books read: 85
Concerts attended: 3
Items lost: 7
Kgs left behind: not enough
Modes of transport used: 13
Km travelled: 85064
Km cycled: 1003
Hours of yoga: over 550
Meters of ducktape used: several
Oceans swam in: 3
Beers drank: 7 or so
Buddhist retreats attended: 5
Highest point: 5000m+
Lowest point: – 2 m (..snorkling)
Flights: 26 (10 international)
Trees planted: still looking for a sustainable way to balance our foot print
Phone calls received: none! it was so nice and quiet …
Notebooks used: 10
Postcards sent: 147
Cm hair growth: 21 (V)
Pictures made: 8145
Blog posts written: 11
Countries of origin of our blog visitors: 68
Months it took to shake off work stress: 6
Earrings bought: 13
Kids created: 1
Maternity clinics visited: 4
Times we got married: 2
Marriage location: Thailand & the Netherlands
Personal insights: we’ll tell you when we meet for a drink!

But for sure it’s the people that make this voyage worthwhile. Sending a big hug to … our own friends & families – Netherlands; Frans – Budel; Aurelien & Adja, Aziz – Paris; Jason, Sergio, Daniel, Achmed – Plum Village France; Erik & Virna – Ostea; Penka & Tsveta & family – Sofia; Konstantin & Eva & Stela – Plovdiv; Kerem – Istanbul; Aysu & Fuat – Ankara; Busca Vida surf camp crew – Salvador de Bahia; Tao Tien friends – Extrema; Ilja & Johanna – Valle do Capao; Maria Laura – Buenos Aires; Ruud, Johannes, Matthieu – Patagonia; Gonzalo – Puerto Varas; Mindy, Maximiliano – Santiago; Ryo – San Pedro de Atacama; Tupiza tour crew – Salar de Uyuni; Pedro & family – Trinidad; Sergio – Cuzco; Uwe & Karen, Ivan & expedition – Choquequirao; Tony – Lima; Sjoerd & Marieke – Los Angeles; Van dwellers – Big Sur; Young Brother, Dave, Brian, Nolan – Deer Park Monastery; Lori & Karl – Carlsbad; Mac – Canmore; Jeores, Fiona & family – Cagayan d’Oro; Alan & family – Luzon; Tom & Wendy – Jakarta; Josh – Rinjani Lombok; Rik – Kuala Lumpur; Ja & James & John & Jack, Peter & Da & Uma, Gaston, Connor, Steve, Lee & Bianca – Chiang Mai; Jente, Warren & Madeline, Alison, Christina, Jonathan – Thai Plum Village; Anouk – Koh Samui.

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(K & V)

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