Some statistics from my trip (2009)

And some rough stats off the top of my head about this trip.o Days spent in Africa: 223
o Hours spent on buses: 320
o Time on buses as a % of total trip: 4.17%
o Rough distance travelled by bus: 21,000km (equivalent to the length of London’s sewerage system or 2.5 return trips between San Fransisco and New York City)
o Money given by poker friends: £1000
o Money given by others: £1400
o Donated money spent on me: £0
o Sodas drunk: 800
o Countries visited: 3
o Money won playing poker live: £1800
o Money lost playing poker online: £150
o Towns and cities visited: 15
o Children made to cry: 5
o Riots witnessed: 1
o Amount paid for a day’s unskilled work: 500tshs
o Amount I pay for my weekly laundry: 5000tshs
o Times Ive told people to f*** off: around 10
o Times attacked by wild animals: 2
o Live snakes seen: 1
o Live snakes seen get killed: 1
o Times I’ve forgotten to take my daily malaria pills: 40
o Times I’ve had to turn down ‘female companionship’: 3
o Mobile phones used: 4
o Friends who have visited: 4
o Pizzas eaten: 6
o Times getting called a racist: 1
o Percentage of time through the trip I discovered where I could pay 5p to watch live English football in my village: 95%
o National Parks entered: 6
o Photos taken of giant animal penises: 3
o Children I’ve hit: 1
o Times I’ve been outdrunk by a designated driver: 3
o Times Ive told my joke about the blind teacher being sacked cos he couldn’t control his pupils: 0

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About Imo & Tom Feilding

I'm in my 30s and work for the University of Bristol, I regularly visit Buigiri Village slapbang in the centre of Tanzania in East Africa. It is a very poor semi-desert area. I spend much of my time and money helping individuals improve their situation and I write about it on here.
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