Today, on 1st of April 2022 it is ten years since the start of the trip from our home in Ennetturgi, Switzerland on 1st of April 2012. Through Eastern Europe, Russia/Siberia, Mongolia, the Stan-countries, China, Southeast-Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Central America we have travelled through the Western States of the US and Canada. After a break due to COVID-19, we have now travelled the Southern States of the US. Beside Switzerland we have visited 37 countries on the trip (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, Russia again, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan, China, Mongolia again, China again, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos again, Thailand again, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica without Fidibus, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador (Galapagos without Fidibus), Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, the United States of America and Canada). Overview and detailed maps can be seen through the Maps / Landkarten Tab (based on Google maps).
Due to COVID-19 there was an interruption of our trip which time we have spent in Switzerland, whereas Fidibus was in a Store in Las Vegas from October 2019 to November 2021.
Fidibus has done around 211'847 kilometres since our start from Switzerland (46'358 km in the first part, 26'671 km in the second part, 30’780 in the third part, 22’802 in the fourth part, 18’521 in the fifth part, 15’160 in the sixth part, 15’832 in the seventh part, 24’836 km in the eighth part and 10’887 km in this part) without any major problems. We have burned about 25'976 litres of Dieselfuel, which makes an average of 12.26 litres for 100 kilometres or 19.2 Miles per Gallon. (There could be some inconsistencies because we didn’t have a Kilometre reading for an estimated 2000 kilometres, plus some mistakes in the recording of Litres/Gallons of fuel.) Nevertheless this is very good, considering the weight Fidibus has to carry and the roads / tracks we are driving. The truck itself, but also the interior with our living/dining/sleeping room has proven to be perfect for this trip and the places we went. A mechanically strong basis, no electronic components, good insulation, sufficient capacity to carry fuel and water, plus the electric power from the solar system all contribute to this success. And in these few cases where we needed support we always have got help from our "Homebases" back in Switzerland and Germany. Thank you all for this!
The highest altitude we have reached was 5033 meters above sea level (Bolivia) and the lowest minus 80 meters (Death Valley, USA). The northernmost location reached was Tuktoyaktuk (Canada), the easternmost East Cape (New Zealand, North Island) and the southernmost (beside Antarctica) was “At the End of the Road” (near Estancia Moat, southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina).
Our further plans: We will head to the North along the Eastern part of the United States because we have to leave the US by 08.05.2022. Our visitor’s visa for the US will expire by that date and we look forward to visit some more parts of Canada. Therefore please keep visiting this place: www.rowefidibus.ch
We like to thank all the Readers of our Homepage for “travelling” with us and for all the Emails and Comments we are getting from you.
Heute, am 1. April 2022 sind es zehn Jahre seit wir unsere Weltreise von Ennetturgi/Schweiz am 1. April 2012 begonnen haben. Durch Ost-Europa, Russland/Sibirien, Mongolei, die Stan-Länder, China, Südost-Asien, Australien, Neuseeland, Südamerika und Zentralamerika haben wir den Westen der USA und Kanadas bereist. Nach einem Unterbruch wegen COVID-19 sind wir nun durch die südlichen Staaten der USA gereist. Neben der Schweiz haben wir auf dieser Reise 37 Länder besucht (Deutschland, Österreich, Tschechien, Polen, Ukraine, Russland, Mongolei, wieder Russland, Kasachstan, Usbekistan, Kirgisien, China, wieder Mongolei, wieder China, Laos, Kambodscha, Thailand, wieder Laos, wieder Thailand, Malaysia, Singapur, Australien, Neuseeland, Chile, Argentinien, Antarktis ohne Fidibus, Uruguay, Brasilien, Paraguay, Bolivien, Peru, Ecuador (Galapagos ohne Fidibus), Kolumbien, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexiko, USA und Kanada). Übersichtskarten und detaillierte Landkarten können unter Maps / Landkarten angeschaut werden (basierend auf Google Maps).