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Our SE Asian Journey by numbers

9 countries (Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, China)

8 "hellos" that we can remember - Sawadi ka (Thai), Sabaidi (Laos), Sous dey (Khmer), Xin Chao (Vietnamese), Mingalaba (Myanmar), Nee how (Mandarin), Allalaleh (Naxi), Xhashi da-ley (Tibetan)

202 days (29 October 2012 to 4 June 2013)

27 passport pages filled with visas and stamps

12 bottles of insect repellent

0 anti-malaria tablets taken

10 currencies - Pilipino peso, Singapore dollar, Malaysia ringgit, Thai Baht, Laos kip, Cambodian riel, US dollars (these were used for all transactions in Cambodia and if it was less that a dollar you got your change in reil, very confusing), Vietnamese dong ("keep your hands off my dong" was a common T-shirt slogan), Myanmar kyat and Chinese yuan

94 different beds (including night trains and night buses)

15 flights (7 internal and 8 international)

130 consecutive days travelling without flying (19 November 2012 to 30 March 2013

6 night buses

4 night trains

14 songs learnt badly on the ukelele

16 days of trekking

27 days of cycling

13 days of cooking

66 places of worship (mainly Buddhist temples) visited

8 people visiting us from home (not counting Julie and Paul who were in the Philippines for a wedding and we visited them)

0 mobile phone calls received (we've done the odd Skype call though)

247 blog entries (including photos and this one)

46 different beers drunk

350 portions of rice consumed (we didn't actually count this but reckon our guess is pretty good)

41 boat trips (including ferries and kayaks)

84 books read (counted twice if we both read them), 10 physical books, the rest on our kindles

9 films watched (3 on the plane out, 3 while travelling and 3 on the plane home)

35 days spent wearing proper shoes (not just flip flops/sandals), 15 of these in chilly China

26kg of luggage on return including 3kg of ukelele plus case (though 3 parcels sent home during the trip)

2 relaxed, happy (but now unemployed) people

Posted by jofacer 04:41

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Amazing, this sums it all up. Well done

by Mum

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