[guest post by Ryan]
So we arrived (finally!) in Cairns yesterday and spent the afternoon on the beach (sadly it was too late to go to the Great Barrier Reef though the snorkling in PNG is supposed to be awesome). We completed a trip in less than a week that took us from above the 52nd parallel north to south of the 37th parallel south! It was only 40 degrees F in Melbourne, in fact. Anyway a quick update to our stats and then I'm going to try to post some pictures from earlier in our trip before flying to Port Moresby in a few hours.
9 time zones
100:15 traveling hours [note this only counts flight-associated travel time]
33,527 travel miles
16 countries (counting all landings and time spent on the ground at all)
13 countries (counting only those countries we left the airport)