Back home – but the journey goes on!

We`re back home again! After an 11 hours flight from Bangkok our plane arrived at Frankfurt Airport at about 7 p. m. today – and it`s been exactly 80 days since we left on 10 September, time shift considered! ;-)

Around the world...of beers! - Crown caps from every destination on our trip (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)So how does it feel to be back home in good old (and good COLD) Germany? Are we sad that it`s over, crying tears that we have to get back to normal life which will never ever be as good as the time we had on our trip? As if!

We made a lot of dreams come true on our trip: scuba diving with bull sharks, staying on a desert South Sea island, cattle mustering on horseback, shooting in USA, seeing Hollywood and the Universal Studios, a walk through the jungle, … awesome experiences we will never forget just like the great people we met (ok, I won`t try to list all of them here because I`d quite sure forget to mention some names!! ;-) ).

But life is not about sticking to your past it`s about looking forward to what comes next. Inspired by the countless new things we saw on our trip we came up with so many ideas and plans for the future. We just can`t wait to put them into action now! I`m also sure it won`t take long until we meet some of the guys from our trip again… 8-)

I was asked several times if 80 days are enough time to see the world. Looking back I can say that it was the perfect time for us to see and do what we wanted. If you expect to see EVERYTHING on a round-the-world trip you`ll probably be disappointed because that will never happen even if you`re travelling for years. Pick out a few important cities, islands, beaches to visit or things to do in every country, take your time to do it and you`ll be satisfied. Remember, you can always come back to spend more time in specific countries. For example, we could imagine to come back to New Zealand to spend a little more time there and visit the south island. Or see the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or more states of the USA, etc. But we don`t feel like we missed something on this trip.

The journey continues!

When I launched in summer 2010 the website was planned to get “frozen” after the end of the trip. But more than 1.600 visitors and over 7.000 clicks within 80 days speak another language. They seem to say: “Hey, it wasn`t that boring, we wanna see more!”.

So my current plans for the future of this website are as follows:

  • Another website of mine – the Diver`s Blog – is going to die, existing content will be moved to
  • I`m going to add further trips e. g. the Berlin trip Isabell & I did in spring 2010
  • Future trips will be blogged on including stories, travel tips, pictures and itineraries

What do you think – good idea or just a boring refill? What is it that made you visit our website in the past? Have you had fun to read our stories? To look at the pictures? Or did you find us via Google searching for travel information? Write us a comment with your opinion we`re looking forward to reading your feedback!

- Bernd -

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15 comments on “Back home – but the journey goes on!

  1. ihr seid doch gar nicht am 10. august gegangen!

  2. und willkommen zurück natürlich!

  3. Ne, aber am 10. September. Und seitdem sinds genau 80 Tage…heute 81!
    Und danke! ;-)

    EDIT: Aaargh, jetzt hab ichs gesehen, Tippfehler…ist korrigiert!!

  4. HI Isabell und Bernd,

    Ich fand euren Blog spannend. Hab fast jeden Tag drauf gelauert einen neuen Eintrag zulesen.
    Ich find die Idee gut diese Website weiter zu führen.

    Gruß Pfiff

  5. Susanne on said:

    Euer Blog war sehr interessant, hat mir immer gut gefallen, super Bilder, super Beiträge. Macht weiter so. Bin aber trotzdem froh, dass Ihr wieder gut zuhause angekommen seid.

  6. Michel on said:

    Das erste was gesagt wird isr natürlich was zu meckern, dann erst hallo.
    Daran merkt ihr, dass ihr wieder daheim in Franken seit ;-)

    Von mir auch ein herzliches willkommen daheim ihr zwei

  7. Sebastian on said:

    Auch ein herzliches “Huhuuu” von mir.
    Ich erwarte einen Termin für den Reisebericht mit Fotoshow! :)

  8. Auch hier nochmal ein Herzliches Willkommen zurück!
    Ich würde eure Seite auch immer wieder aufrufen.

  9. Bernd on said:

    Vielen, vielen Dank euch allen!

    @Mone & Michel: …besonders für die erwärmende Begrüßung!!! ;-)

  10. Christian on said:

    a warming welcome back in good cold germany ;-)

    i don’t know why i was following your blog… i already told you that i just got jealous reading your reports ;-) just kidding. it was nice to hear from you, interesting to read your reports and we could at least virtually take part on your trip!

    i would say that you should continue with posting reports of your upcoming trips!

    just my 5 euro cents

  11. Pfiff on said:

    Netter Artikel in der Mainpost. *G*

  12. Pfiff on said:

    Hi ihr zwei. Na seit ihr gut ins neue Jahr gerutscht?

    Ich wünsch euch viel Glück in eurem neuen Zuhause, Gesundheit und dass all eure Wünsche und Vorsätze fürs neue Jahr in Erfüllung gehen.

    Vielleicht sieht man sich ja mal wieder.

    Viele Grüße


  13. Isabell on said:

    Liebe Pfiff,

    vielen Dank für deine schönen Wünsche! Sind gut ins Neue Jahr gerutscht, hätten gerne auch mit Euch gefeiert!
    Wenn ihr mal in der Stuttgarter Richtung unterwegs seit, dann kommt vorbei!

    Liebe Grüße, Isabell

  14. Pfiff on said:

    Gerne. Leider hab ich noch bis Anfang Februar Prüfungen, aber danach könnt ma euch mal nen Besuch abstatten. *G*

    Lasst auf jeden Fall mal wieder etwas von euch hören/ lesen.

    Liebe Grüße


  15. Isabell on said:

    Mach mer … und viel Erfolg!

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