With just seven weeks to go until I leave on my round the world trip, it’s about time I follow through on one of the commitments I made several months ago. I promised Jeremy at www.livingthedreamrtw.com that I would steal his sidebar tally idea for my own site. At long last, I’m keeping my word.
As I travel, here are some of the metrics I’ll be tracking. Regular updates will be available at “My World In Numbers” on my Route page and I’ll post a monthly update as a blog post.
Days of travel: 0
Days of rain: 0
Sick days: 0
Dollars spent (before departure): $1415.98
Dollars spent (on the road): $0
Dollars earned (on the road): $0
Countries visited: 0
by bike: 0
by train: Trips: 0; Kilometers: 0
by plane: Trips: 0; Kilometers: 0
by bus: Trips: 0; Kilometers: 0
Calories burned on the bike: 0
Pictures taken: 0
People interviewed: 0
Blog posts (before departure):
Blog posts (on the road):
Places stayed: 0
Nights without a bed: 0
New foods tried: 0
Times it made me gag: 0 puke: 0
Times eating ice cream: 0
Regional events attended: 0
Weddings crashed: 0
Times I’ve thrown my iphone against a wall: 0
Items I originally packed but threw out: 0
For those interested, my pre-departure spending includes a netbook, refurb of my bike (including new wheels built to withstand anti-aircraft missiles), spare parts and travel gear (the most costly being the panniers). I also included the pre-pay for my blog host & online services like Flickr and Carbonite.
Thanks to a stockpile of airline miles, my flight was free.
Anything else you’re interested in that you’d like me to add? Jeremy has a few fun metrics like “squat toilets used” but my brain really doesn’t want to go there quite yet.