Yesterday was my three month anniversary and I have all of you to thank for this great adventure I’m on. From messages and Skype calls to inviting me into your homes, the readers of this blog have made this all worthwhile.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been crunching some numbers to show how far we’ve come:
Days on the road (as of Friday, January 23, 2009)
94 days also equals
13 weeks (rounded down)
Number of Air Miles traveled
I’ll give the complete run down of flights and airlines in another post. I calculated the miles by using World Airport Codes. Before you ask I did not do a frequent flyer program because that would have locked me into certain carriers, which may or may not have given the best price. Besides I hear it’s getting harder and harder to redeem those miles anyway.
Number of Pictures Taken
There are so many stories that I have not been able to tell on the blog. As editor it’s difficult to pick what to talk about because there is ALWAYS a lot to talk about….
Number of Individual Flights
17 (one flight is counted as a takeoff and landing)
No real bad flights yet.
Number of countries visited
USA, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, China (Hong Kong & Macau), South Africa, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, France
Number of Different Airlines Used
Vietnam Airlines (twin prop plane!)
Cathay Pacific Airways
I think Thai was the best, followed by Cathay Pacific. On Ethiopian I got bumped up to First Class when I flew from South Africa to Ethiopia. That was a very pleasant surprise.
Number of different modes of transportation
Plane, train, subway/Tube, taxi, tuk-tuk, motorcycle, bus, boat, two legs
Did I tell you I traveled by overnight train from Ao Nang, Thailand back to Bangkok? The train left at 6PM, I had dinner on the train (seriously overpriced for Thailand, but I had the experience) and then slept in a fully flat bunk, with the train swaying gently as it rolled through the Thai countryside. The train arrived in Bangkok at about 7am the next morning. That was a good escape from airport terminals and security patdowns.
Marriage Proposals from Gorgeous Ethiopian Women
More stats and more from Paris coming…