travel times update — RTW overland 3


to continue with my random facts about the trip, I’ve tried to compile some of the transportation facts on the trip. I’m keeping a lot better log of this now, but some of the Central America numbers may be slightly off — I didn’t think about keeping track back there. I tried to reconstruct them with my guidebook last night. Here goes, so far.

Time spent in various modes of transportation so far (not including stuff like walking around town and such — this is getting from point A to point B):

bus = 329 hours
boat = 48 hours
hiking = 7 hours
donkey = 2 1/2 hours
train = 15 hours

And I think its likely that my South American tattoo is going to be a little one of each of those under my world map. I think.

Total transport hours = 401 1/2 hours = 16.73 days.

bus rides of ten or more hours = 12

chicken bus rides = only 1, but it was a good one.

cool people met on buses that are now Facebook friends = tons. I wish I’d kept track. I’m going to guess 20 or so.


About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

3 thoughts on “travel times update — RTW overland

  • Napoleon de BsAs

    You can set up groups on Facebook for when you meet people. For example:South America 2009or to be more specificColumbia 2009Peru 2009…You get the picture. It’s never too late chico.

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