Matt’s Stats: Africa

Phi and I are in the Cape Town Airport and are heading to Europe!  We are really excited to travel to a different part of the world.  Additionally, Barry is meeting us in Spain and traveling with us in Europe for 11 days.  It will be great to see a friendly face from home!

Africa has created so many amazing memories and adventures and we’re sad to leave.  Our flight to Europe is a full 24 hour travel day; two 9-hour flights with a 6 hour layover in Dubai.  However, we’re flying Emirates, so the plan is to catch up on some movies and reading.

It’s been over 2 months since my last Matt’s Stats.  I’ll blame limited wifi, but really it’s just my fault.  So, there are lots of really interesting stats to update on!  (Also, we have more blog posts coming the next couple of days).

How active?

Avg. Costs (daily costs within country)

Country Avg. Daily Steps Miles Food Trans. Lodging

Activities

Total
China 24,018 78 $13 $31 $63 $18 $127
Japan 22,431 73 $31 $90 $66 $7 $194
South Korea 20,703 29 $34 $29 $54 $26 $145
Hong Kong 21,407 30 $30 $11 $106 $0 $147
Nepal 19,031 124 $27 $17 $20 $54 $119
Malaysia 14,909 76 $14 $7 $43 $1 $75
Vietnam 15,538 94 $19 $15 $23 $26 $84
Laos 25,096 82 $21 $11 $32 $31 $101
Thailand 14,710 82 $14 $16 $30 $15 $81
Cambodia
19,397 63 $25 $17 $34 $27 $104
Tanzania 12,005 95 $61 $44 $80 $127 $314
South Africa 14,261 60 $31 $24 $48 $11 $114
Namibia 10,455 112 $18 $145 $48 $14 $227
Total 16,126 998 $26 $46 $46 $34 $155

More finance: Our total budget for the trip was $50K.  Right now, we are running about $7K better than budget.  Of course, Europe is expensive, but we should be able to easily meet our budget and travel and we’re traveling longer than expected too!

Activity: That’s right, we’ve walked/run/hiked 1,000 miles on our trip so far.

Accommodation tracker:

  • Air Bnb: 47/135 nights
  • Guest houses/hotels: 40/135 nights
  • Tent: 24/135
  • Trekking (Tea Houses): 9/135 nights
  • Beach Bungalows: 7/135
  • Staying with friends: 2/135 nights
  • Cruise boat: 2/135 nights
  • Sleeper bus: 2/135 nights
  • On the plane: 2/135 nights

Other interesting stats:

  • # of flights: 19
  • # of nights spent apart: 10
  • # of mosquito bites: ~2.3 million
  • # of books read by Matt: 10 (a French mystery, a Mao biography, David Copperfield, Cry the Beloved Country, All the Pretty Horses, some cheesy Beach Resort Book, Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Road, Murder on the Orient Express, Great Expectations)
  • # of books read by Phi: 10 (The Monkey King, a Mao biography, Into Thin Air, David Copperfield, All the Pretty Horses, The Road, Murder on the Orient Express, Great Expectations, The Reader, Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes)
  • Matt’s country tracker: 26 (13 new countries this trip)
  • Phi’s country tracker: 22 (8 new countries this trip).  After Spain, we’ll be pretty much the same
  • Matt and Phi’s continent tracker: 6/7, just missing Antarctica.  Subject to change if they declare Zealandia a new continent.
  • # weeks driving on the left hand side of the road: 3+, basically more comfortable on the left than the right now
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