Checking my Facebook Update the last few days I realised a lot of friends are posting their year… in photos. Now here is my opportunity to give a quick review for Tim.
Tim arrived in my postbox exactly 365 days ago – to clarify: Tim is my rather small (i.e. 7cm) tall travel companion – together we have checked out some awesome destinations over the last twelve months.
We have travelled to 5 continents. Tim has accumulated 123,259 Asia Status miles (i.e. if I would have been smart enough to register him with Cathay Pacific he would have made it to Diamond membership straight away). He has gone AWOL 5 times, always resulting in a replacement arriving shortly afterwards at my doorstep.
He visited empty beaches, sunken ships, wild Gorillas, wild jungles, crazy desert parties and never explored mountains – He even went by drone over the houses of Hong Kong (http://youtu.be/oDkDXmoJCZQ)
In other words: Tim is a true explorer!
So here are the stats and rankings:
Countries travelled (20): Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Netherlands, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Qatar, USA, Australia, Uganda, Kenya, Congo, India
Asia-Europe Flights: 14
Times on Lantau Peak: 3x
Zhouda (China): 5350m (highest point reached)
Mt Kenya – Batian (Kenya): 5199m
Mt Stanley/ Rwenzori (Uganda/ Congo): 5109m
Gran Paradiso (Italy) : 4061m
Coldest Place: Harbin (Ice Festival) -32C
Most explosive Place: Vanuatu (Erupting Volcanoe)
Secretive Place: California (Top of Hangar XXX – errr- correction, Tim has never been there!)
With so many experiences: Thanks for sharing the journey & all the best for 2015!!