Every journey needs a statical summary to help form a conclusion. Below are some fun statistics from our trip.
Between June 2, 2008 and September 16, 2009 we:
- Visited 12 countries (including Canada) and travelled a total of 72,607 kilometers
- Rode our bikes 15,310 kilometers
- Crossed three oceans on container ships (Altantic, Indian, and Pacific)
- Had two flat tires (one on the truck we hitchhiked in and one on Becky’s bike)
- Hitchhiked with our bikes five times, but only twice with complete strangers using our thumbs (to Mary’s Bay and Cartwright)
- Took 12 trains in 4 countries (USA, Italy, Thailand, and China)
- Took 21 buses in 7 countries (Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Thailand, China, South Korea)
- Took 0 airplane flights!
- Took 23 boats and ferries (not including the container ships)
- Took 1 cooking class (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
- Camped 84 nights
- Accepted four invites to stay with random people we met along the way (Deadman’s Cove NL, St. John’s NL, Kerrobert SK, and Rainy Lake ON)
- Spent 10 nights sleeping on ferries and one night sleeping in a ferry terminal
- Spent 4 nights sleeping on trains
- Spent 4 nights sleeping on buses
- Spent 35 nights visiting Warmshowers hosts in 5 countries
- Spent 13 nights visiting Couchsurfing hosts in 4 countries
- Spent 2 nights visiting a Servas host
- Spent 77 nights visiting family, friends, and friends of friends
- Spent 177 nights in B&Bs, hotels, and hostels
- Wrote 335 blog posts
- Took well over 15,000 pictures and kept 13,482 of them (so far – we’re still weeding)
2 thoughts on “Statistical Journey”
You accepted an invite to stay with random people at a place called Deadman’s Cove? You’re CRAZY!
Too cool! Thanks for sharing the foibles too! Hopefully you guys aren’t suffering from what I call PTB (post trip blues)? Something that always happens to me and a good friend of mine after a long travelling session and getting back to a new (or old) reality… if yes, hang in there!