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The Travels of

Jacqui and Lars

South America Circuit 2001/02 - The Statistics

 

Countries:

Seven

Distance:

-  Galapagos Islands:

-  Quito to Santiago:

-  Santiago to Rio:

-  Rio to Caracas

-  Quito to Caracas:

    771 kilometers

 9,010 kilometers

12,140 kilometers

11,635 kilometers

33,556 kilometers

Days:

-  Galapagos Islands:

-  Quito to Santiago:

-  Santiago to Rio:

-  Rio to Caracas

-  Quito to Caracas:

 

    8 days

  53 days

  47 days

  48 days

156 days

Modes of Transport:

Dragoman truck, Encounter truck, Exodus truck, foot, jeepney, canoe, inner tube, horse, train, boat, small plane, ferry, van, bus, foot, land cruiser, ski chair lift, snow slide, white-water raft, pick-up truck, inflatable speed boat, double-decker bus, helicopter, schooner, tram, cable drum mine railcar, dive boat, cable car, Amazon river boat, dug-out canoe, and long boats.

Major breakdowns:

One

Boggings:

None, really, except for the Encounter Truck

 

Cases of Malaria:

None

National Parks Visited:

27 (see The National Parks)

Highest Point:

-  On foot:

-  On Priscilla:

-  Border crossing:

-  Over night:

 

Cerro Chacaltaya, Peru (5,386 meters)

High Mountain Pass near Chivay, Peru (4,899 meters)

Bolivia-Chile Border, Altiplano, Bolivia (4,500 meters)

Laguna Colorado, Altiplano, Bolivia (4,134 meters)

 

Northernmost Point:

Caracas, Venezuela (N1029.982' and W06653.998')

 

Westernmost Point:

Galapagos (Sombrero Chino) (S0021.965' and W09034.909')

Bush Camp near Ecuador border, Peru (S0428.826' and W07959.019')

 

Easternmost Point:

Olinda, Brazil (S0800.853' and W03450.984')

 

Southernmost Point:

Bahia La Pataia, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (S5451.334' and W06834.378')

 

Trucks:

-  Quito to Rio:

-  Rio to Caracas

 

Priscilla

Al (as in Ally McPherson)

 

Longest Time with NO Shower:

 

7 days and 6 nights - 8 to 14 March, 2002 aboard the Sao Francisco III as we traveled from Belem to Manaus up the Amazon River in Brazil

 

Favorite Condiment:

 

We had the elusive search for the best chili sauce, but no luck

 

Number of Sarahs:

-  Quito to Santiago:

-  Santiago to Rio:

-  Rio to Caracas

 

 

2

4

0

Couples Made:

-  Long(er) term:

-  Short term:

-  Attempts:

 

 

Not sure.

Six (at least, but some may still become long term)

Too difficult to count or keep track of

 

 

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