2016 in Review


2016 has been a weird, chaotic year, but my year has been packed with adventures and new places to discover. This is my year in numbers:

6 - number of countries and territories visited: South Korea, Hong Kong, United States, Puerto Rico, Malaysia and Nepal


21 - number of foreign cities and towns visited: Seoul, Incheon, Jisan, Hong Kong, St Louis, Chesterfield, Creve Couer, Branson, Hollister, Ozark, Springfield, New York, Hackensack, Hoboken, San Juan, Kuala Lumpur, Sepang, Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.

20,000 - max elevation in feet, of the Buddha Air Beechcraft 1900 that flew around Mt. Everest. Everest is 29,029 feet tall.


25 - number of flights flown this year, including the Everest mountain flight

35,195 - the total distance in miles, for the 24 flights. I'm not sure how far we covered during the circuit from Kathmandu to Everest.


6730 - the distance, in miles, of the longest flight flown, between JFK and NRT

15 - the number of airports that I've flown in (or out) during the year: MNL, ICN, HKG, CEB, MPH, NRT, MSP, STL, ATL, JFK, SJU, KLO, KUL, KTM, ZAM

11 - amount in US$ I paid for my ticket from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico (plus 35,000 miles)

5 - in Philippine peso, the cost of a boat ride from Isabela to Malamawi Island in Basilan, Philippines


60 - in Nepali rupees, the cost of a serving of fried momos in a hole-in-the-wall stall in Thamel, Kathmandu.

1 - the number of times I cried after I crashed my Phantom 3 drone into the Tinipak River.

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