State of Travel: Five Months In Four To Go.

Quick Stats:

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In my first post I mentioned the goal was to travel for 270 days. I gave myself $90 per day to make that happen. At the time I was over budget hoping to balance out in South East Asia. As expected I was able to do just that. The daily average is now below $90 but not by enough— considering the last 100 days of this trip will be spent in Europe. By my calculations I have an average of $53.42 per day to spend for the rest of the trip. A near impossible task in the upcoming coming countries. So I have two options: do lots of couch surfing, or find some work. Both doable so I’m not worried.

I will be spending the next 2 weeks in Chiang Mai, where this whole crazy idea started. Afterwards I’ll make y way to Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, and Portugal. Hopefully I’ll hit them all. Wherever I go it will be at least 116 days before I head back to the states.

I would love to see what you all think in the comments below!

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Selected Highlights — in no particular order

  • The Tongariro Crossing hike & summiting Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom)
  • Angkor Wat (bucket list)
  • Cherry blossom season in Japan
  • The Hai Van Pass via motorbike
  • Hội An (favorite city so far)
  • First scuba diving experience at the Great Barrier Reef
  • The Wat Tam Wua forest monastery (more to come on this)
  • Seeing Fat Freddy’s Drop by chance in Nelson NZ
  • Learning ride a motorbike Bali
  • Vietnam and everything about that country
  • Hanging out with (and getting attacked by) monkeys in Ubud
  • Coffee in Hanoi
  • Gili T and my silly adventure back
  • The Crazy House and 100 Roofs Cafe in Da Lat
  • The War Remnants Museum in Saigon
  • S21 and Killing Fields
  • Pai Canyon
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
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The Road Ahead:

  • 116 days left
  • $8,718.00 remaining
  • $75.15 average per day
  • $53.42 average per day after subtracting $21.73 per day for monthly expenses
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Countries & SARs:

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. Indonesia
  4. Malaysia
  5. Japan
  6. Hong Kong (SAR)
  7. Macau (SAR)
  8. Vietnam
  9. Cambodia
  10. Thailand
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Cities — my favorites are in bold

  1. Honolulu
  2. Sydney
  3. Auckland
  4. Pahia ( Bay of Islands )
  5. Hot water springs
  6. Waitomo
  7. Rotorua
  8. Taupo
  9. River Valley
  10. Wellington
  11. Nelson
  12. Abel Tasmin
  13. Westport
  14. Lake Mahinpua
  15. Franz Josef
  16. Wanaka
  17. Queenstown
  18. Lake Tekapo
  19. Christchurch
  20. Byron Bay
  21. Brisbane
  22. Airlee Beach
  23. Kuta
  24. Seminyak
  25. Ubud
  26. Canggu
  27. Gili T
  28. Sanur
  29. Kuala Lampur
  30. Kyoto
  31. Tokyo
  32. Hong Kong
  33. Hanoi
  34. Nim Binh
  35. Sapa
  36. Ha Long Bay
  37. Hue
  38. Hoi An
  39. Da Lat
  40. Mu nei
  41. Saigon
  42. Pho Qouc
  43. Phnom Pehn
  44. Siem Reap
  45. Bangkok
  46. Chiang Mai
  47. Pai
  48. Wat Tham Wua
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