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Portia Bond – Around-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    May 2005

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-6 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    Enough

  4. How old are you?
    32

  5. Nationality
    Australia

  6. Where do you live now?
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

  7. Occupation
    Manager

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    It’s my career

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Not clear on the route. COnuntries I am planning to visit are: Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    I haev many friends around the globe and want to go visit them and travel with them

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Working out the logistics and keeping to my budget.
    Getting tired of living out of a suitcase!

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    They are ok with this

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Just Enough

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Jeans, washable clothes, personal belongings….and stuff that I think is important for me (which can include the kitchen sink)

  16. How do you think your round-the-world trip will change your life? How do you think it will affect and change you as a person?
    Its an adventure. And I want to really see if the freinds who invite me are truly friends indeed!

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    Adventure

  18. Why do you think people should go on round-the-world trips? Why not just take a regular old one- or two-week vacation instead?
    Why not? The world is an oyster….

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Not sure there were any myths!

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    meeting people, new places, new food, new adventures

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Plan


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