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Trip Statistics

    The trip took 216 days (7 months) and spanned 7 countries.

    We spent $19,187.22 for two people. That breaks down to $9593.61 each. Our daily average expenditure was $85.02 for two, or $42.51 each. (Plane tickets not included in total.)

    I spent an average of 4.1 days per town in New Zealand. Steve and I spent an average of 2.6 days per town in Australia. (Hotel prices not recorded.)

    We spent an average of 3.1 days per town in southeast Asia. Average hotel price there: $13.14

    I took approximately 725 digital photos on the trip (Steve took at least that many photos on film). At an average of 320 KB per image, I uploaded about 232 megabytes of image files. Editing and uploading these, as well as sending updates to my mailing list, took countless hours at countless internet cafes.

    Internet access is now available everywhere. We only visited three small towns where we couldn't get online (Eumundi, Australia; Kedisan, Bali, Indonesia; and Ko Mook, Thailand). The cheapest access was in Yasothon, Thailand, where it was US$0.40/hour. The most expensive access was on Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia, where it was US$8.00/hour.

    Steve wrote a lot about this trip as well. You can find that here.

    We spent US$50 and 2 packs of cigarettes on bribes.

    We visited nine World Heritage sites on our trip:

      * Southwest New Zealand (Fiordland & Mt. Cook)
      * Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
      * Great Barrier Reef, Australia
      * Wet tropics of Queensland, Australia
      * Fraser Island, Australia
      * Complex of Hue monuments, Vietnam
      * Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
      * Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam
      * Angkor, Cambodia

    My favorite country visited: New Zealand. My favorite Asian country: Vietnam.


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