3 Months And Still Going!

by brian on January 23, 2009

IMGP0279 3 Months And Still Going!

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
8,121,600 seconds
135,360 minutes
2256 hours
13 weeks (rounded down)

Number of Air Miles traveled
29,858 miles

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

Northwest Airlines
Mesa Airlines
Thai Airways
Vietnam Airlines (twin prop plane!)
Cathay Pacific Airways
Qatar Airways
British Airways
Ethiopian Airlines

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.

 3 Months And Still Going!The train is much bigger than it appears in this picture

Marriage Proposals from Gorgeous Ethiopian Women

If you missed that, here’s that post.

More stats and more from Paris coming…

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Bathabile January 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM

So, when does the book about your travels come out? :)


Debbie January 23, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Don’t forget the subway! Or is that included under trains?


brian January 23, 2009 at 12:52 PM

That is question of the day. I’ll be sure to let you know…

You are correct and I added subways to the list, making in 9 in total. Sharp eye!


Roger January 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Hey man, very nice site and this looks like an awesome trip. Thanks for checking in at roundtheworldticket.com.

That free Paris tour is unbelievable, huh? I took 5 of them in different cities just a few months ago, and I recommend all of them, and the whole company.


Kim January 24, 2009 at 5:08 PM

I’m glad you called the ‘Tube’ by it’s correct name
Enough of this subway/metro nonsense ;-P


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