Tall Matt's Travels

Conspectus

Conspectus
Matt - Wed Jan 23, 2008 @ 12:27PM
Comments: 3

As you might suspect, it takes a while to digest a trip like this. I've been home for a couple weeks now, and at times it all seems almost... fake. Sometimes it feels like it happened a long time ago. Sometimes I wake up and forget I'm actually home. It's hard to describe.

The time has however, allowed me some time to go through some things and reflect a bit. I've had a chance to compile a few numbers. Below are some interesting facts and figures I've managed to generate. A bit of an "at a glance" sheet if you will. And I will.

General:

  • Start Date: January 8, 2007
  • End Date: January 8, 2008
  • Total Days on the Road: 365
  • Continents: 7
  • Individual Nations: 43
    (Does not include USA, Hong Kong or Antarctica)
  • Cities/Towns Visited (at least one night's stay required): 101

Distances:

  • Total Miles: >70,000
  • Total Kilometers: >113,000
    *The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901.55 miles or 40,075.16 kilometers. These numbers do not include day trips, metro rides, walking...
  • Longest bus ride: 31 hours - 1657km/1030mi
    (Arica, Chile to Santiago, Chile - includes 3-hour breakdown in Atacama desert)
  • Longest plane ride: 14 hours: 12516km/7777mi
    (Sydney, Australia to Vancouver, Canada)

Transportation:

  • Flights (including connections): 35
  • Individual Airlines: 24
  • Bus Rides (inter-city): 56
  • Rides in friends' personal vehicles: >15

Miscellaneous:

  • Languages Encountered: >25
  • Currencies Used: 36
  • Pages Filled in Passport: 27 of 37 possible
    (extra pages added at US Embassy in Buenos Aries)
  • Stamps/Visas in Passport: 81
    (includes all entry and exit stamps/stickers - number is not indicative of countries visited for a variety of reasons: My request for Israel to not stamp my passport, the Freedom of Movement agreement in the EU, etc.)
  • Longest time in One Country: 32 days (New Zealand)
  • Longest time in One City: 21 days (Beijing, China)
  • Movies Seen: >25
  • Haircuts: 4
    (Cape Town, South Africa; Dublin, Ireland; Beijing, China; Perth, Australia)
  • Emails Sent: >800
  • Emails Received: >1600
  • Toothbrushes: 14
  • Bottles of Antibiotics: 2
  • Immunizations: Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Tdap, Yellow Fever) + weekly anti-malarials
  • Contacts Around the World: >55
  • Books Read: 12 (not counting 5 guidebooks)
  • Total Unique Visits to www.tallmatt.com in 2007: >13,000
  • Pictures Taken: >21,000
  • Journals Filled: 3
  • Pens Used: 5
Comments: 3

Comments

1. happy wheels  |  my website   |   Fri Nov 30, 2018 @ 03:48AM

Sometimes it feels like it happened a long time ago. Sometimes I wake up and forget I'm actually home. It's hard to describe......

2. Obatroso  |  my website   |   Sun Dec 09, 2018 @ 07:02AM

Rumah tangga harmonis adalah tujuan semua orang. Kebahagiyaan itu terjadi bukan hanya karena segudang uang saja, tp masalah sexualitas harus juga diperhatikan dengan baik. Untuk mengantisipasi terjadinya problem sexual kami memberikan solusinya dengan mengonsumsi supleman kejantanan pria. Obat yang terbukti bagus dan sudah banyak yang mengakui kehebatan nya

3. Roso Roso  |  my website   |   Sun Dec 09, 2018 @ 07:07AM

Rumah tangga harmonis adalah tujuan semua orang. Kebahagiyaan itu terjadi bukan hanya karena segudang uang saja, tp masalah sexualitas harus juga diperhatikan dengan baik. Untuk mengantisipasi terjadinya problem sexual kami memberikan solusinya dengan mengonsumsi supleman kejantanan pria. Obat yang terbukti bagus dan sudah banyak yang mengakui kehebatan nya

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