Mainland SE Asia By The Numbers

Recapping our time in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam with some stats and stories.

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3

countries traveled to

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40

total days

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504,887

total steps walked

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2

cooking classes — traditional Thai and Vietnamese food

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36

hours spent on 16 different mini-buses/buses (prepare to go a little crazy)

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14

boats (including a bamboo basket)

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16

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51

hours on overnight trains (think bumpy and rocky)

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3

homestays (with the best home-cooked meals)

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9

orders of Bun Cha consumed (our favorite)

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weird foods

silkworm larva, ant eggs, sand worm, quail egg embryo, jellyfish, lizard larp

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239

miles walked

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80

elephants rescued by the sanctuary we visited

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100,000

average amount paid in $US to rescue a baby elephant

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40

puppies we wanted to take home (conservative count)

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10

kittens we almost snuck into our luggage (definitely conservative count)

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12

mischievous monkeys

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1

water buffalo who gave us the stink eye

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15

temples visited

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1

hot-air balloon ride in Vang Vieng

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3

times practicing English with locals (Big Brother Mouse)

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big travel day

woke up on an island. took a van to a boat to another island to rock climb. then we took another boat to a bigger boat for lunch. jumped back on a smaller boat to go to a van to a bus, to a boat, to a bus, to an overnight train.

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lost count

markets walked through

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lost count

spring rolls consumed (fresh and fried)

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lost count

times almost run over by motorbikes (sorry mom!)