Facts from our Big Adventure

As we have travelled around the world on our Big Adventure we have tried to keep track of random bits of information. Now that our Big Adventure is over we thought we’d share some of these facts.

Having fun on our big adventure

Duration of trip: 217 days

Number of countries visited: 11 (including a day trip to Brazil)

Number of cities stayed in: 67

Number of stops: 77

Number of hostels / hotels stayed in: 38

Number of ‘luxury’ hotels: 4 (Colca Canyon, Aoraki Mount Cook, Bali, Halong Bay)

Number of campsites: 36

Number of beds slept in: 59 (Camper vans and tents count as one bed each)

Most nights in one hostel / hotel: 7 (Bali)

Fewest nights in one hostel / hotel: 1 (Colca Canyon, Potosi, Aoraki Mount Cook, Cairns, Bangkok)

Most nights in one city: 11 (Chiang Mai)

Number of nights spent on transport: 10

Number of flights: 14

Time spent on flights: 70 hours

Number of bus journeys: 16 (3hrs+ only)

Time spent on buses: 167 hours (3hrs+ only)

Number of train journeys: 16

Time spent on trains: 62 hours

Total time on public transport: 299 hours (12 1/2 days)

Number of modes of transport used: 11 (plane, helicopter, train, bus, minibus, car, camper van, tuktuk, boat, bicycle, Segway, foot)

Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites visited: 22

Highest temperature: 35°C (Ayers Rock)

Lowest temperature: -20°C (Salt Flats)

Most expensive meal: £22 (La Paz – staters, mains, wine for 2 people)

Cheapest meal: £2.50 (Ayutthaya – mains and soft drinks for 2 people)

Longest time spent apart: 3 hours

Total time spent apart: 8 1/2 hours (3hrs in Auckland, 2hrs in Sydney, 2 1/2hrs in Chiang Mai)

Number of books read (Andy): 42

Number of books read (Lindsay): 18

Number of books (journals) written by Lindsay: 4

Number of photos taken: 12,014+

Number of blog posts: 50

Number of Picasa albums: 63


Cities stayed in (by country):

Peru: Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, Puno

Bolivia: Copacabana, La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, Tupiza

Argentina: Salta, Puerto Iguazu, Buenos Aires, Mendoza

Chile: Santiago

New Zealand: Auckland, Hamilton, Auckland, Waitomo, Ohakune, Paikakeriki, Picton, Marahau, Hokitika, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Te Anau, Twizel, Aoraki Mount Cook, Akaroa, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Picton, Wellington, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton, Coromandel Town, Hot Water Beach, Auckland, Paihia, Auckland

Australia: Uluru, Cairns, South Mission Beach, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Rockhampton, Town of 1770, Hervey Bay, Caloundra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Coff’s Harbour, Tuncurry, Port Stephens, Katoomba, Sydney

Bali: Nusa Dua

Cambodia: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hué, Hanoi, Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Han

Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Ayutthuya, Bangkok

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