Note, I haven’t dealt with my photos yet, I’ll post when I’ve got them onto Flickr from the final part of my trip.
I do have a few extra awards that only make sense on an overall position looking at the whole trip, these are below:
China, overall I think my favourite country on the trip was China as it had good and surprisingly good museums as well as a lot of great sites. New Zealand, Peru and Japan also stood out.
Most difficult country to manage with only English
Japan and China, well neither of them uses roman script and although China is slightly harder to get around, the Chinese museums and sites mostly had excellent English translations. Whereas Japan was easier to get around, but the sites had poorer English translations. All-in-all I’m calling it a draw between the two.
Most useful material possession
iPod Touch for letting me write these blog posts when on buses and public transport and having lots of other useful information on it, from exchange rates to games. It looks like Apple will get all the features that everyone had over them as well.
Just because sometimes you book too much and sometimes too little I’m giving the next couple of awards:
The flight from New York to Washington DC. given that the public bus was probably superior in every way the main reason was that I met a really cool girl called Sophie the night before who I didn’t get to know as well as I’d have like to. If you’re reading drop me an email (don’t worry if it takes a while to notice this).
As I stray towards overbooking this didn’t happen very much – though hostels in China often gave a much better deal online than if you just turned up.