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Francis Colclough – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?

    April 2005

  2. How long do you plan to be away?

    1-2 Years

  3. How much have you saved?

    £250000

  4. How old are you?

    47

  5. Nationality

    Wales

  6. Where do you live now?

    Leeds, England

  7. Occupation

    unemployed

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

    One more paycheck and I’m gone

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?

    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?

    Go West! Beach holiday for two months then Peru, Central America, Alaska, Fiji, NZ, OZ & India

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?

    TO fit all my wishes in it would take twice as long!

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?

    Mozzies.

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

    Parents think we are mad, friends think we are brave.

  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)?

    iPod, Laptop, address book,

  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?

    Will not know until after the event. Hoping to lose weight.

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

    Excited and aprehensive at the same time!

  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?

    People can do what they want – I am not preaching.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?

    I don’t know!

  20. Why do you like to travel?

    I love to see different places, meet different people, immerse myself in different cultures.

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

    Ask me when (and if) I get back.


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