By The Numbers: The First 100 Days

Trip Start Sep 26, 2010
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Trip End Jun 10, 2011


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

While the blog may be a bit behind and not reflect it, we have now reached one hundred days of travel!  We thought some of you might be interested in how things are adding up:

# of foreign countries visited: 6
# of new stamps in our passports: 11
# of hours spent in customs/immigration:  6 hr, 45 min

# of days in:
USA: 34
Canada: 9
Costa Rica: 15
Peru: 8
Bolivia: 6 (short but sweet)
Chile: 14
Argentina: 14

# of flights: 3
Los Angeles, USA - San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica - Lima, Peru
Santiago, Chile - Puntas Arenas, Chile

# of overland border crossings: 6
USA - Canada
Canada - USA
Peru - Bolivia
Bolivia - Argentina
Argentina - Chile
Chile - Argentina

# of nights spent in a:
Bed: 63
Tent: 22
Back of our car: 5
Bus: 4
Plane: 2
Couch: 2
Train: 1
Shipping Container: 1 

# of times we've couch-surfed: 3 (Canada, Costa Rica, Chile)

# of hours spent traveling by*:
Bus: 171hr, 5min
Private transport (taxi, shared van): 30 hr, 35 min
Plane: 14 hr, 45 min
Train: 13 hr, 30 min
Boat: 10 hr, 45 min
Raft:  3 hr
Metro/subway:  2 hr, 45 min
Funicular:  20 mins
Chairlift: 15 mins
*excludes travel within the US and Canada (the first 43 days)

Total international travel time:  247 hours (4.3 hours/day)

# of miles driven in our Subaru in the US and Canada: 7128 (166 miles/day)

# of Jason Statham movies we've been subjected to while on long-distance buses: 4
Transporter
Transporter 2 (twice!  From this movie we learned the helpful tip that you can survive a plane crash simply by jumping up at the moment of impact)
Death Race

Greatest latitude reached North: 51 degrees, 40 minutes
Greatest latitude reached South: 53 degrees, 9 minutes
# of times we've crossed the equator: 1

# of parks/natural areas visited: 24
Zion
Bryce
Lake Powell/Glen Canyon
Grand Escalante
Capitol Reef
Mesa Verde
Great Sand Dunes
Arches
Grand Tetons
Yellowstone
Glacier
Banff
Yoho
Pacific Rim
Crater Lake
La Fortuna Waterfall
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Manuel Antonio
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca
Salar de Uyuni
Torres del Paine
Perito Moreno
Fitz Roy

# of books Adar has read on the iPad: 17

# of flavors of gelato/helado tried: 14 (some of them many times!)
Dulce de Leche
Super Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche con Brownie
Dulce de Leche Granizado (chips)
Marscapone con Frutilla (strawberries)
Marscapone con Fruta de Bosque (berries)
Calafate berry
Maracuya (passionfruit)
Frutilla
Chocolate
Chocolate con liquor
Tiramisu
Mocha
Coconut con caramel

# of days since Jeremy last shaved his beard: 59

# of bus malfunctions:  2 (1 flat tire, 1 bad air conditioning system)

# of times Adar has wanted to take home a cute baby animal: 5....oh, wait, 6...there's a "cute" baby eagle outside in the grass hopping around, just looking for a good home

# of pictures/movies captured: 3977 (approximately 40/day)

# of times we've done laundry: 8

Greatest # of days without a shower:  8

Favorite hostels:
Fireweed, Field, Canada
The Singing Lamb, Puerto Natales, Chile

Places we couldn't tear our eyes away from:
Antelope Canyon, Paige, Arizona
Icefield Parkway, Banff National Park, Canada
Machu Picchu, Peru
Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Southern Patagonian Icefield, Torres del Paine, Chile
Los Torres, Torres del Paine, Chile
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
Fitz Roy, Argentina

Memorable meals (some of which we may recreate for volume 2 of our cookbook):
Chicken quesadillas with pumpkin mole and lime creme fraiche (Field, Canada)
Date oatmeal squares (Nadine's house, Seattle, WA)
Trout with passionfruit and mint (Cusco, Peru)
Quinoa soup (traditional Peruvian dish)
Ostrich with rhubarb and cheese sauce (Puerto Natales, Chile)
Salmon ceviche with mango (Puerto Natales, Chile)

# of wonderful new experiences: countless
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Amanda on

Adar, do you have any wishlist books? Is there a way to send a book to your iPad through Amazon like you can with a Kindle? Although I think reading is for chumps, I may be willing to send you a book.

Adar on

You're so sweet. I don't know if there's a way to send books to the iPad. We aren't syncing it with iTunes since we don't have a computer, but there is an Amazon Kindle app on the iPad. There's a book I want on Amazon (House to House: an epic memoir of war), but since I have about 400 books already downloaded, I don't need more reading material just yet :). Thanks for the offer though - it's especially touching from someone who thinks reading is for chumps.

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