Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Trip in Numbers

Days: 72

Continents visited: 3 (Europe, Asia, and North America*)

Total countries visited: 22 (Turkey, Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Denmark, Iceland)

New countries visited: 15

Top 10 World Smallest Countries visited: 3 (Liechtenstein, San Marino, Vatican City)

Currencies used: 10 (Turkish Lira, UK pound, Danish krone, Bulgarian lev, Macedonian denar, Albanian lek, Croatian kuna, Bosnia-Herzegovinan convertible mark, Icelandic krona, Euro)

UNESCO World Heritage sites visited: 18 (Goreme National Park & Cappadocia, Historical Istanbul, Hierapolis/Pamukkale, Vatican City, San Marino Historic Center & Mount Titano, Three Castles of Bellinzona, Stonehenge, Giant's Causeway, Tower of London, Boyana Church, Rila Monastery, Ohrid Region, Kotor, Old City of Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Old Bridge Area of Mostar, Skocjan Caves, ├×hingvellir National Park)

Flights taken: 16
Bus rides taken: Many
Train rides taken: <10
Boat rides taken: 5ish
Hostels slept in: 23
Hotels slept in: <10
AirBNB apartments visited: 5
Temperatures experienced: 20°F-90°F
Photographs taken: 6,700
Photographs of cats taken: Approx. 150
Souvenirs purchased: 0
Plays seen: 4 - Hedda Gabler (Dublin), Gypsy (London), Miss Saigon (London), Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (London)
Books read: 4
Movies watched: 1 (in Sarajevo, plus 3 or 4 more on the transoceanic flights)
Gelato eaten: 18.5 gallons
Sick days: 0
Visits to McDonalds: Approx. 15

*I'm counting North America, because in Iceland we traveled back and forth across the continental plates multiple times