We did our best to calculate the CO2 emissions, but the sources we used online varied too much from each other. So that didn't work out so well.
Bali-Labuan Bajo (return)
Once we set foot on ground we of course used other means of transport, a few of which we even drove ourselves.
10 train rides (of which 2 night trains)
In all the countries we visited they drive on the left side of the road. Let's hope we'll still know how to drive on the right side once back in Belgium.
Besides these types of transport we hopped on many tuk-tuks or auto rickshaw, as they called it in India. Only we've lost count of these a long time ago.
In Singapore we relied on the metro and we even used a pedalo once. Let's not forget that our own feet did lots of work as well, on flip flops, teva sandals, sneakers and hiking boots.
We closed our eyes in 55 different beds, whether or not on a good mattress. Luckily we never had company of bed bugs. Although we enjoyed the sounds of gecko's, frogs, birds, etc.
Our language skills improved as well, as we learned to say “Thank you” in 4 more languages.
Indonesian: Terima Kasih
As we are wandering around Indonesia for quite some time now, we also learned to count to 10, ask the bill and ask how a person is doing.
We swam in 4 different seas: Laccadive sea, Arabian sea, Bali sea and the Flores sea.
Besides fins we strapped on our hiking boots to challenge some mountain peaks. The following four are worth mentioning.
On the road we came across many nationalities. Here a list of all the nationalities of which we have beautiful memories:
Of course our favorite stays Wolf Espressobar in Lommel, Belgium.
- Kim: backpack roughly 15 kg, day pack 8 kg
- Joyce: backpack roughly 13 kg, day pack 4 kg
Listen to your body, rest when needed
Never deny your roots, your origin is a part of you
Prejudices mostly get proven wrong, don't judge