Travel stats so far:
Time away from home: 18 days 12 hours and 41 minutes
Distance covered: 24,057km
Average Speed: 54.1kph (3s.f.)
Cities visited: 5
Meals at Maccas: 4
Alcohol consumed: Three beer (Two Asahi, one microbrewery lager) and several glasses of chilled white (Jacob's Creek Riesling)
Books brought: 9 (mostly biomed textbooks)
Books read: 1 (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
The trip was good, however too short and exhausting. My luck with luggage has been deteriorating since a few years back, this time my bag was late on both trips, in fact I am still waiting for one bag to be delivered tomorrow.
The major surprise, or the lack thereof, is that the world had remained largely as is while I was stuck on an island for 18 months.