Posted by: standing_baba | May 23, 2010

Week 51 Statistics

Stats

DATES: May 17th, 2010 – May 23rd, 2010
START LOCATION: Manga da Porta, Brazil
END LOCATION: Campo Grande, Brazil

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 232.19 miles (373.67 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 5
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 46.44 miles (74.73 km)
LONGEST DAY: 62.20 miles (100.10 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 24.85 miles (40 km)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 3,545.26 miles (5,705.55 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 7 Bolivianos
US $1 = 1.85 Reais

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $131.62
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $18.80
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $41.62
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $2
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $5,479.15
TOTAL DAYS TRAVELING: 357
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $15.35

NIGHTS OF CAMPING: 1
NIGHTS IN CASAS DE CICLISTAS: N/A
NIGHTS IN COUCHSURFERS’ HOMES: 2
NIGHTS IN FRIENDS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN STRANGERS’ HOMES: 3
NIGHTS IN FIRESTATIONS: 1
NIGHTS IN POLICE STATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

Card games with construction workers: 2
Bird species viewed: too many to name
Hours with random fisherman on bridge: 1
Crocodile sightings: 94
Live samba bands seen: 1
Hours taken to arrange cell phone service in Brazilian’s name: 3 (ask for my number if interested)
Length of river boat tour: over an hour
Brazilians who gave me hospitality: construction workers, ranchers, farmers, security guards & restaurant staff
Portuguese level: beginner on the up and up
Brazilians who speak English: 1 out of 10
Cows killed weekly by wild cats: several
Times I was told I’d be killed by a swamp panther: 4
Panther encounters: 0
Number of venomous snakes in Patanal: “Enough to kill me every day of the week” (Concerned security guard)
All-you-can-eat truck stop buffets eaten: 4
All-you-can-eat pizza joints visited: 1 (by the slice)
Average wait between pizzas brought to table: 45 seconds


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