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Calli Sims – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    January 2007

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    A$50,000

  4. How old are you?
    38

  5. Nationality
    Australia

  6. Where do you live now?
    Sydney, Australia

  7. Occupation
    Web guru

  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 fixed but very likely to be either:
    – China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and then Europe or
    – Parts of Africa and Europe

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

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Nothing

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    Don’t care what they think.

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Winged it a lot

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Just absolute basics. Indispensable is the camera.

  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?
    I think it will make me braver, more inquisitive and adventurous.

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

  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?
    It’s a commitment to an experience. It’s being outside one’s comfort zone. It’s about discovery and living life. A one or two week vacation is easy and predictable and it serves a different purpose.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Not sure.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Sense of adventure, discovery of new things, beauty of the world, reason to live.

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


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