Søren Knudsen & Gina Schaar:
2008, the year in statistics*
Nr. Category Details
365 Days . . . . . . when we have thought of all the dear
friends and family we have around the world
and considered ourselves blessed
Ida's 18th birthday, and sadly Sørens father
2 Major events in
Knudsen family Knud’s funeral, both in November
177 / Days at home in . . . and we gladly invite you to visit us any of
181 Zagreb—Søren / those days we are at home!
Note from our in-house lawyer: Figures shown in this table are decidedly
unscientific; we disclaim all responsibility for completeness and/or accuracy.
Readers are advised to consult their own judgment and consider the source when
relying on these figures or quoting them to others.
• Albania (Tirana, Burrel, Peshkopi)
16 Countries visited
• Austria (Saalbach, Alt Aussee)
• Bosnia (Sarajevo, Mostar, Neum)
Søren’s and Gina’s
• Croatia (Split, Makarska, Dubrovnik,
Osijek, Vukovar, Sipan Island, etc. . .)
and alone, work
• Denmark (Copenhagen, Asnæs, Århus,
• Estonia (Tartu)
• France (Paris)
• Germany (Frankfurt)
• Hungary (Harkany, Pecs, Villany,
• Italy (Val Gardena)
• Macedonia (Skopje, Mavrovo Nat’l Park)
• Moldova (Chisinau)
• Montenegro (Budva, Bar, Podgorica)
• Serbia (Belgrade, Nis, Vranje, Fruska
Gora Nat’l Park)
• Slovenia (Krvavec, Smarjevska, Bled,
• USA (North Carolina, Texas, New York,
23,100 Total kilometers Mostly longer tours; we use the Fiat Punto for
(14,437) (miles) driven in dreadful in-town traffic in Zagreb
Hungary: Harkany, Heviz, Balatonfürdö;
6 Thermal baths/hot
springs visited † Croatia: Istarska Toplice; Serbia: Vranjska
Banja; Albania: Peshkopi
3 Countries skied in Slovenia, January; Italy, February; Austria,
March and December
5 Deep powder off- Saalbach, Austria, March—with Gina’s cousin
piste ski days Jimmy Petterson as guide (Gina was a copy
editor of his book, Skiing Around the World, link
2,043 Digital photos For explanation, see other categories!
10 Most overnight Reunion of Søren’s General Staff Course class
houseguests at one (OFU), August
This figure does not include numerous visits to hotel spas and our jacuzzi bath at home.
Note: number of reports actually read by all
57 Defense Attaché
reports written by recipients is unknown!
1 Masters degrees M.Sc. in E-business from IT University of
earned by Gina Copenhagen, February
26 Days of consulting 1 in Croatia, for the Danish School for Public
work by Gina Administration; 25 in Albania and at home in
Zagreb working on a bid for a US-funded e-
173 Events: lunches, Some events were covered by only Søren or
dinners, meetings, Gina, not both; but even so we sometimes
receptions, private approach social burn-out
N/A‡ Estimated number We and our friends are doing our part for
of empty wine recycling!
bottles and beer
cans delivered to
810 / Estimated Mostly in the woods just outside our door in
520 kilometers run by Zagreb. Søren’s figure includes 13.5 km up to
Søren / Gina Sljeme mountain in Zagreb, in May; and about
24 miles of the 200+ mile Blue Ridge Relay in
North Carolina, in September.
106 / 80 Estimated average Sljeme mountain run is 1000 meters high; and
meters elevation Søren got some steep parts of the Blue Ridge
differential per run-- Relay! Gina loves to run, especially with Søren,
Søren / Gina but those long distance/altitude combos are
more than her legs can handle.
N/A = not available at the time of printing; those keeping the figures refused to release
the data on advice of their lawyer.