Like all good things, this adventure has come to an end. Some fun statistics:
Modes of transportation: car, plane, bus (scheduled & chartered on the street), train, tram, subway, escalator (it's a mode of transport in Hong Kong!), boat (speedboat, long tail boat, crazy chinese ferry boat), tuk-tuk, elephant. [missing from the list: helicopter]
Miles flown: around 29,000 (which averages out to a crazy 800 miles per day)
Countries visited: 5 + 2 Special Administrative Regions
Passport pages filled up with stamps & visas: about 5
Things lost: sunglasses, a watch (on the last day), and a little under10 pounds.
pictures taken: around 900
timezones to readjust to: 10 (or 14 depending which way you count)