As of April 3, 2015, we have been on the road exactly six months. From the US, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina, we are now in the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand. Here are a few random statistics from our first 6 months of travel:

  • Number of countries visited: 6 (USA, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand)
  • Northern-most point: New York City (40° North)
  • Southern-most point: Ushuaia (54° South)
  • Highest point: Patapama Pass between Arequipa & Chivay (4910m)
  • Lowest point: HMNZS Canterbury Wreck (-30m)
  • Windiest point: John Gartner Pass, Torres del Paine (>120km/h)
  • Longest bus journey: El Bolson to El Chalten (22 hours)
  • Most days hiked in a row: Torres del Paine Circuit (8 days)
  • Toughest day hike: La Junta to Arco Iris and back (1200m up and down)
  • Furthest day hike: Ship Cove to Punga Cove (26.5km)
  • Longest time in one place: New York City (9 nights)
  • Best hostel: La Casona de Odile, El Bolson (outside yoga, homemade bread, jam, and beer)
  • Best Internet connection: Te Papa Museum, Wellington (1MB/s upload)
  • Best coffee: Havana Coffee Works, Wellington
  • Most unusual accomodation: Tree house, Chili Kiwi Hostel, Pucon
  • Best value accomodation: Wasi Masi, Sucre (16€ for a double room with private bathroom & breakfast)
  • Days lost: 1 (Saturday, March 14th didn't happen, because of flying over the date line – good job we didn't get a double Friday 13th!)
  • Number of photos (kept): 3917
Fancy knowing some more random stats from our galavants? Then ask away ;-)

Written by R