Nine months ago we set off from Australia attempting to get back to the UK without flying and so far we have made it to Vietnam in SE Asia. So how exactly have we done it? Well heres a short post on our trip so far in numbers….
Countries Visited: 9 (Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and currently in Vietnam)
Distance traveled without a plane: 33,220km or 20,640 miles (over twice the direct distance from Perth, Australia to London)
Beds slept in: 128
Transportation – we have used:
82 buses, 39 boats, 14 cars (taxi, private or rental), 13 trains, 5 subway systems, 5 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: 26
Bed Bug Experiences: 3
Pairs of sunglasses Broken: 12
Pairs of Flip-Flops worn out: 8
Free Things we have been given: 4 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, 1 x toilet fee (The last two were from a monk), 1 x free night of accommodation, 4 x bottles of water, 5 x noodle soups, 1 x free breakfast, free rice and chilli sauce, 2 x free coconuts, 2 x silk scarves, 1 x free tuk-tuk journey, 1 x free snake (edible), 2 x Banh Mi Sandwiches, lots of free potatoes and bananas, 1 x free tote bag, 1 x free ferry ride, 1 x free tourist boat trip, 2 x free ice coffees, 4 x free glasses of beer, and 1 free stick of BBQ goat’s udder.
We will keep writing stuff like this down and update it again when we have been travelling for 1 year.