RTW Stats: #interesting #useless

To wrap my post-RTW post, here are some numbers and data you may find useless but interesting. To be as accurate as I can be in the actual kilometers traveled, the map shows the exact route I traveled including flight stopovers: Bangkok, Kiev, Santa Cruz, Hong Kong. RTW Stats: #interesting #useless


Stats are fun.

# Days Wandered – 435
# Countries – 25
# Cities – 110
# Plane – 31 (68,030)
# Bus – 59 (13,213)
# Train – 20 (4,631)
# Boat – 14 (2,871)
# Car – 16 (1,775)
# Kilometers Traveled – 90,694
– (kilometers)

# Blog Posts – 51
# Books Read – 14
# Pictures Taken – 20,021 (dslr+compact+iphone)
# Cameras Broken – 2 (Canon S95)
# Cheap sunglasses Lost – 9
# Scarves Lost – 5
# Breo Roam lost – 4 (3 fakes)
# Dentist Visit – 3
# Doctor Visit – 1

# Luggage – 1 (Eagle Creek, still good to go)
# Trail Shoes – 1 (Columbia, retired)
# Camera Bags – 2 (just needed a bigger 1)
# Flip-Flops – 4
# Dollars Spent – 45,000 (approx)

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Playing Favorites.

“What’s your favorite country/city?” is the usual follow-up question after How is it being back? It’s really hard to name an ultimate favorite with so many contrasting experiences in different places. But I will try here

Experience – Galapagos Diving, Ecuador
> Runner-up – Brazil Carnival
Landscape – Lake Colorado, Bolivia
Cityscape – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Islandscape – San Blas, Panama
Picturesque – Venice, Italy
Craziest – Ibiza, Spain
Food Item – Pastel de Belém, Portugal
Food Experience – Churrascaria, Brasil
Local Experience – Petra, Jordan

Bus Company – Cruz del Sur, Peru
Train Station – OPorto Railway Station, Portugal
Airport – Marrakech Menara Airport, Morocco
Museum – Rynek Underground Museum, Krakow, Poland
Market – Otavalo, Ecuador
Church – Las Lajas Cathedral, Colombia
Old Town Center – Edinburgh, Scotland
Colonial Town – Sucre, Bolivia
Cities I want to live in – Rio de Janeiro & Paris

Hostel (beautiful) – Loki Hostel, Mancora, Peru

Nicest People – Colombians
Most fun People – Brazilians
Most National met (travelers) – German

While these data didn’t make you smarter after reading, I hope you enjoyed it anyway. Feel free to throw in your random questions.

RTW Stats: #interesting #useless

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31 Responses to RTW Stats: #interesting #useless

  1. Shey Datu 10/20/2015 at 11:17 am #

    Knowing about your RTW experience (eventhough I am way too late) is such an inspiration. Traveling is my dream! Thanks for firing up my desire to take the step in achieving it! More power! :)

    • wanderlass 10/21/2015 at 12:41 am #

      Thank u for finding this and taking the time to let me know! :D

  2. Mar Wanderlust 06/04/2013 at 11:29 am #

    You are a heavyweight in backpacking world among pinoys. Inspiring indeed. I will have to do this one day but maybe for only USD25k for a year. I started saving already last year but i got bored and impatient so spent what i saved for a 5 month travel in India and Nepal. I started saving again now.

  3. Footprints_Jason 10/13/2012 at 11:42 pm #

    One word – Wow! I bumped into your site exactly during the time you posted your RTWs for the trip. Such an awe-inspiring journey, kudos to you WANDERLASS and welcome home!

    • wanderlass 10/14/2012 at 10:06 am #

      Thanks, Jason. Always nice to hear that. :-)

  4. alexa 10/06/2012 at 11:07 am #

    Absolutely cool and truly inspiring! Thank you for the sharing the stats. Out of curiosity, when did you know it was time to go home?

    • wanderlass 10/06/2012 at 1:11 pm #

      Thanks Alexa. I told my family I’ll be away for a year and when I hit one year, I knew it was time to prepare myself. My sister and mom went to the US to meet up with me, so I was forced to book a ticket out of South America, haha. I could go on. I’m not tired at all yet. But it’s all good. :)

      • alexa 10/06/2012 at 2:31 pm #

        Good for you, Lilian. Been a follower since last year and you’ve some really amazing stories! I also love going back to your Salar de Uyuni (a dream place at the moment) fun shots. Keep going! :)

  5. Nomadic Samuel 09/26/2012 at 2:58 pm #

    That’s incredible you kept such detailed records. I love you 20,021 photos the most :) I still feel travel is the best investment one could possibly make.

    • wanderlass 09/26/2012 at 5:17 pm #

      It’s easy because I have them all in my macbook iPhoto. I just added the #s, hahaha. It’s true, traveling life is the best. I miss it sometimes. But I’m still reflecting on whether it was good because it was not permanent. Cheers to you to be a real nomad. :)

  6. taonglangit 09/25/2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Hi wanderlass! I’ve always been a lurker in your blog and your posts never fail to amaze and inspire me to go on that round-the-world-trip-of-a-lifetime! :) Its number one in my bucket list! Thank you for blazing the trail!

    • wanderlass 09/26/2012 at 5:09 pm #

      Thank you dear. It’s always a pleasure to know that we inspire in bits of ways. :-)

  7. Filipina S. Mendoza 09/25/2012 at 12:49 am #

    I will be retiring without $ 45.000.00 , so I cant go to places you have been to, I will just read your posts and think that Im travelling also, congrats in your achievement.

  8. Irina 09/22/2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I love stats! Thanks for sharing! I don’t understand why people are so hooked up on the 45K. If you were to live in any western country for 14 months this is how much you would spend anyway on food, rent, going out with friends, clothing. In that case you may as well travel and see the world!

    • wanderlass 09/24/2012 at 3:48 am #

      That’s right it’s actually rather cheap considering all the things I did. But it’s because translated to (the Philippine) peso currency, 45k seems like a big number. :)

  9. banggigay 09/20/2012 at 12:25 am #

    just a thought, how many different kind of beers you’ve tried. and i’m not askin how many bottles you’ve emptied ;-)

    • wanderlass 09/20/2012 at 5:59 am #

      I wish I have the number, but I can’t count that high! hahaha. I tried local beers in every country. And in countries like Germany, they have several local beers in one place. Scotland, England, Belgium, Czech, Poland…

  10. gayE @ pinaytraveljunkie 09/19/2012 at 11:56 pm #

    I say money awesomely spent!

    • wanderlass 09/20/2012 at 6:00 am #

      I know you approve! So nice you’re back on the road! x

  11. kathleen1630 09/19/2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Siguro, it will take me ages to come up with $45,000. lol Welcome home!!!

    • wanderlass 09/20/2012 at 6:02 am #

      But don’t let that deter you. You don’t need $45,000 to travel or live your dream. Cheers and thanks for following.

  12. lakbaypilipino 09/19/2012 at 11:40 pm #

    indeed, stats are fun! i wouldn’t be surprised with the many bus and plane rides and trips, you could read 14 books while traveling!

    • wanderlass 09/26/2012 at 5:18 pm #

      Could’ve been more books had I gave in to Kindle earlier! :)

  13. lehboy 09/19/2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Nice great stats Lilliane, someday too. I think what you spent isn’t so bad considering all the places you’ve been to. God bless!

  14. nomadicexperiences 09/19/2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Interesting facts…

    $45,000? *plans a bank heist on a bank without a CCTV camera*

    • wanderlass 09/19/2012 at 11:46 pm #

      Do not be disheartened, Marky. You don’t need 45K to travel the world. While I wasn’t a 5-star traveler (I din stay in expensive hotels/I stayed in dorms), I wasn’t budget traveling. I did a lot of expensive stuff (see my reply to DJ above).

  15. banggigay 09/19/2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Becks 5 grand alone is for our Galapagos! hahaha! and another 5 grand sa shopping nya on her last leg in US :-)

    luv the stat! how you’re able to monitor it and all. numbers translate to me more for some reasons :-)

    • wanderlass 09/19/2012 at 11:40 pm #

      Hahaha! i have photos almost everyday. The kilometers are supplied by Traveller’s Point.

  16. DJ Yabis 09/19/2012 at 11:01 pm #

    $45,000 for 14 months?! Ang gastos mo! HAHA

    • wanderlass 09/19/2012 at 11:36 pm #

      Hahaha. I can explain!

      I dove the Galapagos. Carnaval in Brazil. Closing Party Ibiza. I had 5 intercontinental flights. I also consider eating a cultural experience so I ate street food as well as Michelin restaurants. And because I was contraint with 15kg baggage for 13months, I shopped a little on my last stop-USA. haha.

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