21.09.2013 - 10.11.2013
Well, I guess it's about time I wrote a blog. To be fair, a few of the words written have been mine, I've just not received any credit for them :-)
But seeing as it is a worthy milestone I thought I would write a whole blog by myself.
So today marks our 50th day travelling, or if you are reading in binary, this is day 110010. In cricketing terms we nod politely, wave our bat and acknowledge the milestone before carrying on as before. We are about 17.6% of the way through the trip (that's just under one fifth in old money), which would normally feel like an age. It's been 7 weeks (or 3.5 holidays really). Which is weird as I can't remember what it's like when not travelling, but also doesn't feel like it's been that long!
What's it been like I hear you ask? Well, it's been great and the fact that we are moving every few days means we never get bored - or settled! There's always the next place to look forward to and plan for.
There's a few things I miss about home (besides the people!!):
Tea with proper milk (currently drinking it black)
My bike, or more precisley being out on it. Although that's a slight non-truth as it would likely be too cold out!!
The build up to Xmas
But then again, that's only a few things to give up for an amazing adventure.
In the next 50 days we're hoping to travel to 4 countries, 3 of which will be new to both of us, celebrate Christmas on the beach, watch one of the world's greatest firework displays, dig for gold, dive the world's most famous coral reef and catch up with some friends and relatives.
Who knows, I might even write another blog :-)
This blog was brought to you by the numbers '5' and '0'.
Some more (not as reliable) numbers:
Miles travelled - 9,000
Bad days - 2
Good days - 45
Hungover days - 3
(Days with Jon - 3)
Number of scams avoided - 17
Number of scams not avoided - 2 (we think)
New languages to say hello in - 4
New skills acquired - scuba diving, moped driving, haggling, scam avoidance