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21 countries in 32 weeks!

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We Did It!

So I thought I would put a few stats and thoughts together....

We visited 21 countries in total (19 without the UK and SA)
We travelled for 32 weeks.

Our Route

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We covered 96,795 kms.

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these are all the places we booked on booking.com

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Out of the places we pre-booked on booking.com we stayed in mostly 0 star places but 1 five star!

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I wrote 36 blog entries, these were the most viewed (top 10)

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A Few of 'The Best & The worst'....

worst bus: Bolivian salt flats from Uyuni to Salta Argentina, 24hours
Worst Boat: Amazon volvo jet boat from Leticia to Iquitos
Worst nights accomodtion: Budahs birthplace (boarder nepal and india)
Worst Toilet and kitchen: China long drop at the bus station
worst Human :Koh Mak lady boy waiter
worst cash expenditure:karens green hair make over
painfull admin: trying to get HSBC Hong Kong to do banking for us and trying to find an internet cafe in HK to print out visa application. Also having my purse stolen in Mongolia and speaking to barclays on skype trying to organise more bank cards
worst meal: dog in southern china

best meal: hard to say... food in japan, hk, taiwan and india was all great!
Best travel accessory: my scarf (keep warm, put over dirty pillow cases or bus chair, use as beach towel)
Best beach: Colombia (parque tayrona) and Brazil (barra de loga florianopolis)
Best photo opp: gobi desert Mongolia or humming birds in Colombia
Best Hike: Tiger leaping gorge china
Best View: himalayas in Nepal & Machu Picchu

Often We get asked what country was the best and honestly its too hard to say. Colombia and Japan stick out as highlights but everywhere we went was very unique and special in its own way.
It was an incredible once in a life time journey and we would not change anything about it. It was amazing to share such an incredible experience with each other and we will cherish the memories forever!!
Everything has to come to an end and now its time to get back to the 'real world'. Next adventure is settling down in South Africa, cant wait!

Posted by karenandbyron 07:55 Archived in United Kingdom

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