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That's a Wrap!

It’s been exactly one year since we returned from our travels, and what a year it's been. We adopted a dog, Howie the 30 pound Chihuahua, found out we were pregnant (it’s a girl!), sold our condo in South Beach, and moved into a home in Noe Valley. While it was difficult and expensive, Shawna and I are both glad we took a break from our lives to go see the world before settling into parenthood. This isn’t the end to our travels, but the considerations for subsequent trips will be different in the future; we’ll be optimizing for ease over adventure.
So, without further ado, we’d like to share some statistics from our trip:

Days travelled: 142 (Sept 3rd 2014 - Jan 22 2015)
Number of flights: 33
Miles flown: 36,123 mi (the Earth's circumference is 24,901mi so we went 1.450664632 times around)
Number of countries visited (not including layovers): 17
Bottles of free champagne for our honeymoon: 8.5
Number of pictures taken: 9,385

Vehicles travelled in:
Bullet Train
Bush plane
Sea plane
Bull cart
Safari truck
Long boat
Quad bike
Hot air balloon

If you’re ever presented with the opportunity to see a Unesco World Heritage site, take it. Without fail, they are always unique and amazing.

Unesco world heritage sites visited:
Okavango Delta - Botswana
Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Palace of Versailles - France
Notre-Dame - France
Banks of the Seine - France
Luang Prabang - Laos
Namib Sand Sea - Namibia
Sacred City of Kandy - Sri Lanka
Ancient City of Sigiriya - Sri Lanka
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch - Switzerland
The Rock Sites of Cappadocia- Turkey
Historic areas of istanbul - Turkey
Ha Long Bay - Vietnam
Hoi An Ancient town - Vietnam
Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi - Vietnam
Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

If you don’t know what a Swirly™ is, it's a thing shawna and I invented where you go to a nice scenic place, put your GoPro camera on a selfie stick, put your arms around one another with the camera pointed at your face and spin in circles a few times. Generally there is a crowd of onlookers making it especially embarrassing. We did it 44 times:

And the abbreviated version:

Posted by tylerandshawna 21:28 Archived in USA

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You kids these days with your fancy picture taking accoutrements ?!? What a nice honeymoon experience. Be prepared to cool your heals for a while...however, Kathy and I took a long road trip vacation when Emily was two months old.

My girls are excited to come help you as Steviko is integrated into the Shigelmans.

by Uncle Steve

One missing piece after watching the long version of swirlies - how many gallons of sunscreen?

by Malcolm

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