Trip Summary

After 6 weeks of traveling, I'm back at the school. I've got tons of pictures and experiences to share, so I'll be posting about this a lot more in the coming days and weeks. For now, this post will just be a summary of the trip.

My Trip, By the Numbers
  • Miles Traveled (calculated using this website): more than 9,500 (the website calculates the distance as the crow flies).
  • Days Traveled: 45 (Jan. 8-Feb. 24th, minus Feb. 13 & 14 when I was back at the school)
  • Major Cities Visited: 12 (Harbin, Beijing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Sanya, Guilin, Tokyo, Sendai, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xian)
  • Chinese Provinces Visited: 8 plus Beijing & Shanghai municipalities (Heilongjiang, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Shaanxi)
  • Long Distance Train Rides Taken (not counting metro/subway systems): 18 (Beidaihe-Harbin, Harbin-Beidaihe, Beidaihe-Beijing, Beijing-Guangzhou, Guangzhou-Haikou, Guilin-Guangzhou, Tokyo-Sendai, Sendai-Yamadera, Yamadera-Sendai, Sendai-Matsushima, Matsushima-Sendai, Sendai-Tokyo, Shanghai-Suzhou, Suzhou-Shanghai, Shanghai-Hangzhou, Beijing-Xian, Xian-Beijing, Beijing-Qinhuangdao)
  • Long Distance Bus Rides Taken (not counting city buses): 9 (Haikou-Sanya, Sanya-Wuzhi Shan, Wuzhi Shan-Haikou, Haikou-Nanning, Nanning-Guilin, Guilin-Yangshuo, Yangshuo-Guilin, Hangzhou-Huang Shan, Huang Shan-Hangzhou)
  • Flights Taken: 3 (Guangzhou-Tokyo, Tokyo-Shanghai, Hangzhou-Beijing)
  • Pictures Taken: 1818 (3.8 gigabytes!)
  • Videos Taken: 97 (737 megabytes)
  • Fellow Travelers: 13 (Chad, Krystal, Josh, Jon, Da Yu, Liu Kai, Drew, Ingrid, Myna, Tim, My Mom, My Dad, Allen)
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Husband and father, musician, software engineer at SEOmoz, open source developer specializing in Ruby and Rails, world traveler and Christian.