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Southeast Asia By Numbers

Hello again,

On April 18, the one-month anniversary of my return to Canada, I decided to start compiling some interesting statistics from my trip. I’ve seen people do similar things when they come back from long, epic trips such as mine, and I’ve always found them entertaining and interesting, so I thought I’d do the same. From the number of books I read to the number of pineapples eaten (just kidding), here is my trip by the numbers:

# of countries visited: 6
# of modes of transportation taken: 9 (plane, bus, train, taxi, truck, tuk-tuk, jumbo, motorbike, boat)
# of days away from home: 75
# of nights spent in transit: 9
# of days spent on a beach: 27
# of days spent in transit: 24 (this means we were in transit for 1 of every 3 days we were away from home!)
# of flights taken: 4
# of trains taken: 4
# of boats taken: 13
# of temples visited: 14
# of elephants ridden: 2
# of scuba dives completed: 2
# of nights spent at a local home: 2 (Vietnam and Cambodia)
# of islands visited: 7
# of new friends on Facebook: 29
# of photos taken: 2693
# of packages sent home: 2
# of cockroaches found in rooms: 5
# of postcards sent: 7 (please don’t be mad at me if you didn’t get one, I had the best of intentions!)
# of books read: 12 (including travel guides: 15)
# of tattoos received: 1
# of buckets drank/banana pancakes eaten: too many to count!
# of Canadian dollars spent overseas (approx): $2900
# of blog posts written: 32
# of Kilometers traveled (approx.): 27,374 (9142 km overland in Asia, 18,232 km in flight)
# of sisters bonded for life: 2

If anyone can think of anything else they’d like to see added, please let me know.

I’ve added the links to my photo albums on Facebook, where I’ve posted some of the highlights of my 2500+ photos taken in Asia:

Northern Thailand and Bangkok
Southern Thailand
Southeast Asian Shenanigans

As always thanks for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed the final post of my journey. Thank you to everyone who supported and encouraged me throughout my trip, thanks to all who wrote me countless emails and who commented on my posts. This blog was as much for all of you as it was for me, and I’m happy to have been able to share this amazing opportunity with the people I love the most. THANK YOU!

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