Three-Quarters Done

Our family has now been through:

  • 9 months of travel
  • 19 airplane rides
  • 13 countries visited
  • 21 SIM cards
  • 5 long distance train rides
  • 32 boat trips (including one paddleboat)
  • 1 hot air balloon ride
  • 1 paraglide trip
  • 2 donkey rides
  • 4 bicycle rickshaw rides
  • numerous vikram rides
  • numerous tuktuk rides
  • lots and lots of car rides
  • too many to count near-miss car crashes
  • 3 doctor visits
  • 6 rounds of Cipro
  • 1 slipped disc
  • 4 stitches
  • Lots of ibuprofen
  • 1 pair prescription glasses
  • 2 pairs sunglasses
  • 9 beaches
  • 1 waterspout
  • 2 safaris
  • 33 lions
  • 0 tigers
  • 20 bullets shot with an AK 47 (not at the animals)
  • 2 Kindles
  • 1 iPhone
  • 2 pairs of scissors (taken at security)
  • two baseball hats
  • 10 pairs of flipflops
  • 1 pair sneakers
  • 6 swimming suits
  • 2 dive certificates
  • 8 angry phone calls to AT&T (still ended up with $600 bill)
  • Every phone store between Nairobi and Ho Chi Minh City
  • 4 Turkish rug sellers
  • 1 Indian rug seller
  • 11 hours with rug sellers
  • 1 sales pitch (they all say the same damn thing)
  • 0 rugs purchased
  • 5 boxes home
  • 1 offer to “make you a man” (Bangkok)
  • how many beers

Three more months to go.  I just wonder if I’ll remember to put the toilet paper in the toilet and not the trash when we get back.

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