End of the road
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So here it is, the end of the South American road for me. What a 7 months it has been. The time has just flown by, which is a guess is a sign I've had a good time! It amazes me looking back - I've been to some of the most beautiful places in the world and some of the dirtiest, ugliest towns; met some of the friendliest people, and some of the most unwelcoming (and downright dishonest!); I travelled on modern airplanes and dug out canoes; camped under the stars and had my first experience of a boutique hostel; I've eaten fantastic empanadas with the locals for next to nothing and eaten some bloody awful almuerzos (i still don't know what was in some of them!). It really is a continent of contrasts....but my god, it is an awesome travel destination.
So, here are some final stats:
Total spend: £8,020 ($12,000)
Number of countries visited: 13
Border crossings: 20
Full cavity body searches: 0 (thankfully!)
Hours spent on buses: 483 (apx 20 full days!)
Lost bags: 1 (thanks LIAT!)
Stolen bags: 1 (some little Peruvian git!)
Distance covered (miles) 18,811 (30,274 km) [not including flight from London to BA]
Pairs of sunglasses expired: 6 (3 lost, 3 broken!)
Stomach incidents: 3
Number of great people I've met: Too many to count!!
So it's unwards and upwards, New Zealand here I come....and a brand new blog!!