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Information about us (not included in the statistics) per 18th November 2013 (Praia/Cape Verde)
Emil Schmid born 24.2.42 married since 8.5.1969, (no children)
Liliana Schmid born 25.9.41
He: before Specialist in computer software and financial business; today retired
She: before Management's secretary; today retired
(both talking and writing in German, English, French and Spanish) / Liliana + Italian
Living in Wallisellen, 10 km north of Zurich/Switzerland, in a rented flat of 4 rooms (from the marriage to the departure on 18.10.1984)
(all the furniture is still stored there, because we wanted to leave only for 1 year – in the meantime it became 29)

Start of the trip:
18.10.1984
with Icelandair to New York
 
 
(the Toyota was shipped on 16.10.1984 by container freight to Montreal/Canada)
Oct. 84 - Sept. 86:
North America
winter 84/85 Southern USA; summer 85 Alaska; winter 85/86 Central America; summer 86 Western USA
 
 
afterwards shipping from Houston TX to Valparaiso/Chile
Oct. 86 - Nov. 88:
South America
Southern summer 86/87 South of Chile and Argentina; Southern winter 87 again and again through the Andes of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia; Sept. 87-March 88 Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; April-Nov.88 Brazil and Paraguay
 
 
afterwards shipping from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil to Genova/Italy
Jan. 89 - Oct. 92:
Africa
Jan.-Dec. 89 Northern Africa; Jan.-Nov. 90 Western Africa; Dec. 90-Sept. 91 Central and East Africa; Oct. 91-Oct. 92 Southern Africa
 
 
afterwards shipping from Capetown/South Africa to Perth/Australia
Nov. 92 - Sept. 93:
Australia
Nov. 92-Febr. 93 Western and South Australia; March-May 93 East Coast; June/July 93 the interior; Aug./Sept. 93 Western Australia
 
 
afterwards shipping from Perth/Australia to Singapore
Oct. 93 - March 94:
South East Asia
Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand and back
 
 
afterwards shipping from Singapore to Muscat/Oman
April 94 - June 95:
Asia
Middle East; West Asia; South Asia; Central Asia
July 95 -March 96:
Europe
Eastern and Central Europe
April - June 96:
Asia
Middle East: Circumnavigating the entire Arabian
July 96 -March 97:
Europe
Central Europe and Scandinavia
April - May 97:
Asia
Middle East: Israel and Cyprus
June 97 - Dec. 98:
Europe
Southern and Western Europe; North Atlantic Islands
Jan. - May 99:
Asia
Middle East
 
 
afterwards shipping from Dubai/United Arab Emirates to the Far East
June - Sept. 99:
Far East
Korea, Japan
 
 
afterwards shipping from Yokohama/Japan to Vancouver/Canada
Oct. 99 - June 02
North America
Canada, USA, Greater Antilles, Central America
 
 
afterwards shipping from Miami FL/USA to La Guaira/Venezuela
July 02 - May 03
South America
Venezuela, Northern Brazil, the 3 Guyana's
 
 
afterwards shipping from Cayenne/French Guiana to Port-of-Spain/Trinidad
June 03 - Dec. 04
Caribbean
Trinidad, Windward- and Leeward Islands, Barbados, FWI, Virgin Islands, Anguilla
 
 
afterwards shipping from Philipsburg/Sint Maarten/Netherlands Antilles to
Georgetown/Guyana
Jan. - July 05
South America
Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
 
 
afterwards shipping from Cayenne/French Guiana to Singapore
Oct. 05 - May 06
South East Asia
Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos-Thailand-Malaysia
 
 
afterwards shipping from Butterworth/Penang to Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia
June - Nov. 06
South East Asia
Borneo: Sarawak/Malaysia-Brunei-Sabah/Malaysia-Kalimantan/Indonesia
 
 
afterwards shipping from Pontianak/Kalimantan to Jakarta/Java/Indonesia
Nov. 06 - Sept. 07
South East Asia
Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor) -
Timor-Leste - Indonesia (Sulawesi, Kalimantan)-Sarawak/Malaysia-Brunei
 
 
afterwards shipping from Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia to Kaohsiung/Taiwan
Oct. - Nov. 07
Far East
Taiwan
 
 
afterwards shipping from Kaohsiung/Taiwan to Hong Kong
Dec. 07 - Jan. 08
Far East
Hong Kong
 
 
afterwards shipping from Hong Kong to Dunedin/New Zealand
Febr. - July 08
Oceania
New Zealand
 
 
afterwards shipping from Tauranga/New Zealand to Noumea/New Caledonia
Aug. 08 - Jan. 09
Oceania
New Caledonia, Ferry to Vanuatu
 
 
afterwards shipping from Port Vila/Vanuatu to Suva/Fiji
Jan. - March 09
Oceania
Fiji (Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni)
 
 
afterwards shipping from Suva/Fiji to Apia/Samoa
April - July 09
Oceania
Samoa, Ferry to American Samoa
 
 
afterwards shipping from Pago Pago/American Samoa to Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia
Aug. - Oct. 09
Oceania
French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea)
 
 
afterwards shipping from Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia to Nuku'alofa/Tonga
Nov. 09 - Febr. 10
Oceania
Tonga (Tongatapu)
 
 
afterwards shipping from Nuku'alofa/Tonga to Belawan/Indonesia
March - July 10
South East Asia
Indonesia (Sumatra)
 
 
afterwards shipping from Jakarta/Indonesia to Lae/Papua New Guinea
Aug. - Oct. 10
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
 
 
afterwards shipping from Lae/Papua New Guinea to Subic Bay/Philippines
Nov. 10 - Jan. 11
South East Asia
Philippines
 
 
afterwards shipping from Subic Bay/Philippines to Colombo/Sri Lanka
March - May 11
South Asia
Sri Lanka
 
 
afterwards shipping from Colombo/Sri Lanka to Port Louis/Mauritius
July - Aug. 11
Indian Ocean
Mauritius
 
 
afterwards shipping from Port Louis/Mauritius to Tamatave/Madagascar
Sept. - Nov. 11
Indian Ocean
Madagascar
 
 
afterwards shipping from Tamatave/Madagascar to Pointe des Galets/Réunion
Dec. 11 - May 12
Indian Ocean
Réunion
 
 
afterwards shipping from Pointe des Galets/Réunion to Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia
July - Oct. 12
South East Asia
Borneo: Sarawak/Malaysia
 
 
afterwards shipping from Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia to Dubai/United Arab Emirates
Nov. 12 - Aug. 13
Asia
Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Oman, Ferry from the UAE to Iran, Turkey
Caucasus: Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh, Abkhazia, Ferry from Georgia to Ukraine
Aug. - Sept. 13
Europe
Ukraine, Moldova, Transnistria
 
 
afterwards shipping from Odessa/Ukraine to Praia/Cape Verde
Nov. 13 -
Central-Atlantic (Africa)
Cape Verde
 
 
 

Information about the car
Toyota Landcruiser FJ60, petrol, Model 1982 (LG-KW); bought new in May 1982; driven until departure on 16.10.1984: 11'390 km; km today >690'000 km; 6 Cylinders, 4'228 ccm, 120 HP; total weight ca. 4'200 kg (max. weight 4'650 kg!); Price 1982 CHF 32'350.- (incl. AC and 100% rear differential lock); Chassis No. JT1WOFJ6000950163, Engine (EUR) No. 2F607403 (part # 19000-61180). Still the same engine - the 1st time overhauled after 614'446 km, (Type Mark: 861.FB41.K052.H41 (= part # 33030-60110))