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OBWT By The Numbers

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Days Away: 341

Kilometres travelled: 74,600

Home for 19 Hours: Vancouver to Singapore, Aug 4, 2007

Number of countries visited: 28

Number of nights in budget hotels: 101

Number of nights in self-catering accomodation: 167

Number of nights in hostels: 17

Door to our hostel room in Chengdu, China Note 24-hour construction site

Number of nights in guest houses, resorts and B&Bs: 42

Number of nights on overnight trains: 5 (2 in China, 2 in Vietnam, 1 in Egypt)

Bunk in Train: Beijing to Hanoi, night one of two, Sep, 2007

Number of nights as guests in someone's home: 8 (thank you Jean & Bruce, Fred & Irith)

Number of nights camping: 1 (ironically on the coldest night of our entire trip!)

Number of Doctor's visits: 1 (Anica in Chengdu)

Number of Hospital visits: 1 (Jenn in Singapore)

Number of cities where we rode the subway: 11 (Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Delhi, Cairo, Barcelona, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London)

Number of cities where we took a public ferryboat: 7 (Vancouver, Pangkor, Georgetown, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Ernakulum, Venice)

Passing under the Rialto Bridge by Vaporetto, Venice, March 2007

Number of elephant rides: 2 (Thailand and India)

Number of camel rides: 2 (India and Egypt)

Number of other transportation forms we used: 18 ( bus, subway, funicular, tram, streetcar, hydrofoil, tuk-tuk, cyclo, rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, motorbike, canoe, bamboo raft, electric boat, cable car, chair lift, felucca, and donkey)

Number of different beds we slept in: 98


Cambodian gas station. The road to Siem Reap, Oct 2007

Poling for dollars: the Kerala backwaters, Nov 2007

Decorated Rajastani truck, Oct 2007

Ready for the Red Sea: snorkeling, Jan 2008

Blowin' in the wind high above Albinen, Switzerland, April 2008

Not hard to find parking: Scottish Highlands, May 2008

Posted by jennrob 05:54 Archived in Canada

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Are you a detail man or what! Very interesting summary. What is the "strangest" food you tried? Why not add feet to forms of transportation? Where did you climb the most steps? Rob, I sort of faced my fear of heights, what fears were in "your face" on this trip?

by Mum 2

This is amazing. I have enjoyed your trip so much!

by darknight

You missed out camel!


Love the pictures you have added to this page. What the Red Sea isn't red! ;)

by Mum 2

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