Six months ago we set off from Australia attempting to get back to the UK without flying and so far we have made it to Laos in SE Asia. So how exactly have we done it? Well heres a short post on our trip so far in numbers….
Countries Visited: 7 (Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and currently in Laos)
Distance traveled without a plane: 27,650km or 17,200 miles
Beds slept in: 90
Transportation – we have used:
61 buses, 33 boats, 10 cars (taxi, private or rental), 11 trains, 4 subway systems, 2 mopeds and a variety of tuk-tuk type vehicles.
Our most expensive accommodation (per person): £13.50 ($25 AUD) – Tropicana hotel, Perhenthian islands, Malaysia
Our cheapest accommodation (per person): £1.27 ($2.33 AUD) – Aman batik house, tuktuk, Sumatra
Our Most expensive meal (Per Person): £8.15 ($15 AUD) – Irish Bar in Penang, Malaysia
Our Cheapest Meal (Per Person): £0.24 ($0.44 AUD) – 1 Naan Bread, 1 Bowl of Curry, 1 Fried Bread Pastry and a cup of coffee. – White Cafe in Hpa an, Myanmar
Books Read: 21 Together
Bed Bug Experiences: 3
Pairs of sunglasses Broken: 9
Free Things we have been given: 2 x Free bus rides, 2 x Ice Tea, 1 x Longhi (traditional Myanmar skirt), 1 x Free lonely Planet guide book, 6 x pieces of fruit, 2 x Bars of Chocolate, Free clothes wash, 2 x Bowls of traditional Thai Fish soup, 5 Malaysian Ringet, 1 x key ring, lots of flowers (mainly little Myanmar girls giving them to Ella), 2 x Cups of coffee and 1 x toilet fee (The last two were from a monk)
We will keep writing stuff like this down and hopefully update it again after another 3 months. 🙂