Miles traveled: ~6,030
Kilometers traveled (after all, it’s the unit of measure here): ~9,800
Methods of transport used: 5
Times an Aussie actually said “G’day, mate”: 0
Times an Aussie called me “mate”: at least 10
Times I heard the unofficial anthem “Livin’ on a Prayer”: 16, or that’s as high as I counted before I started crying as a stress response to hearing it
Days spent in medical care: 15
Sweet treats purchased after visiting doctors: 6
Possessive wallabies admired: 1
Wild kangaroos spotted, ever so briefly: 1
Parrots permitted to perch on my head: 1
Wild koalas spotted: 3
Wild penguins spotted: 8
House pets befriended: 3
Total days spent in Australia: 69
Total money spent: $6,098
Average per day: $88
Total money spent, not including airfare: $4,573
Average daily cost, not including airfare: $66
Germans encountered: ~10,000
Brits encountered: ~8,000
Americans encountered: 3
Days spent feeling sorry for myself and my sick body: 6
Days spent enjoying myself and feeling very fortunate indeed: 63
Lifelong dreams achieved: 2
And a job well done! I
Hooray for you, Lisa!
What good numbers – keep on keepin’ on!
Back from Scotland, in Zurich, not sure where or when next, but the Adventure factor is high!
Sounds fun, Irene! I really liked the Chagall windows in Zurich.