Fun Facts

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THE CHEAPEST GAS:
$1.60/GALLON IN CHINA
THE MOST EXPENSIVE GAS:
$8/GALLON IN ATACAMA DESERT, WHERE WE HAD TO GO DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITING GASOLINE.
WORST PLACE TO RUN OUT OF GAS:
THE ATACAMA DESERT IN SOUTH AMERICA, OR THE ROAD OF BONES IN RUSSIA.
THE GAS STATION THAT WASN'T A GAS STATION:
IN CAMBODIA, THE KIDS SELL PETROL ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, USING ONE-LITER JOHNNY WALKER BOTTLES.
FUNNIEST ROAD SIGN:
"DON'T GOSSIP, LET HIM DRIVE." -SEEN IN INDIA.
SCARIEST DAY:
GETTING A MILITARY ESCORT THROUGH IMPHAL, INDIA.
NUMBER OF TIMES WE WERE SHOT AT:
ONCE IN PHUKET, THAILAND
THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE:
LAOS AND MYANMAR (They smiled ear to ear.)
WORST DRIVERS:
CHINA AND ARGENTINA
WORST CAB DRIVERS:
BANGKOK. THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE ANYTHING IS.
THE BEST CAB DRIVERS:
ARGENTINA. THEY KNOW WHERE EVERYTHING IS.
NUMBER OF REPLACED WINDSHIELDS: 5
NUMBER OF OIL CHANGES: 1
THE BIGGEST BRIBE AT A BORDER CROSSING:
$400 Russia
THE LONGEST BORDER CROSSING:
CHINA. IT TOOK 10 DAYS. (We were deported then they impounded our vehicles!)
SHORTEST BORDER CROSSING:
USA. IT TOOK FIVE MINUTES!
I CAN'T BELIVE WE SAW THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MANGO.
I CAN'T BELIEVE WE MET THE DALAI LAMA.
CANS OF RED BULL CONSUMED: 2,125
INTERESTING FOOD CONSUMED:
GUINEA PIG (CALLED CUYEA), RAW HORSE MEAT, SEA SNAILS, CRICKETS, SILK WORMS AND MAGGOTS.
NUMBER OF DOCTOR'S VISITS:
15 (No connection with the interesting food, we think.)
SPICIEST FOOD:
THAI FOOD IN SINGAPORE, THAILAND
HOTTEST DAY:
128F (53C) Mojave Desert, California USA
COLDEST DAY:
-58F (-50C) Yakutka, Russia near Oimyakon, aka 'The Pole of Cold'
HIGHEST ALTITUDE DRIVEN:
18,640 feet (5682 meters) OVER KHARDONG LA PASS IN LEH, INDIA (Himachal Pradesh)
LOWEST ALTITUDE DRIVEN:
-505 FEET IN TURPAN, CHINA (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region)
OUR TOP OF THE WORLD/HIGHEST LATITUDE:
WE CROSSED THE ARTIC CIRCLE IN PRUDHOE BAY, ALASKA. (USA- North 70 19' West 148 18')
OUR LOWEST LATITUDE:
100kms SE OF USHUAIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA, (South 54 58' West 66 44')
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT TOOK SO LONG:
ONE DAY IN MYANMAR, IT TOOK US 15 HOURS TO DRIVE 75 MILES. (Monywa to Kalewa)
THE MOST DESERTED:
WE DROVE THREE DAYS IN AUSTRALIA WITHOUT SEEING ANOTHER MOVING CAR. (Gun barrel Highway)
ARE WE THERE YET? LONGEST DRIVING DAY:
40.5 HOURS. (FROM ARICA, CHILE TO SANTIAGO, CHILE.)
NUMBER OF TRAFFIC TICKETS: 3

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