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Finbarr O’Sullivan – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    September 2006

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    1500euro

  4. How old are you?
    21

  5. Nationality
    Ireland

  6. Where do you live now?
    cork, Ireland

  7. Occupation
    product builder

  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?
    Yes

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    the ticket is starting in dublin-london-reykavik-london-paris-delhi(travel india)-bangkok(travel s.e. asia,already been to thailand,malaysia,singapore but plan to travel to cambodia and vietnam overland.thats my last stop because i found really cheap tickets for it.then just find cheap flights home.

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    interailing 2 years ago.i love the not knowing whats next buzz.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    not being allowed ino thailand due to no outbound ticket.is this a problem?

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    yes.but parents think its dodgy.

  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)?
    credit card,mosquito net.couple of tshirts and shorts.1pair of jeans and 2/3 nice shirts.

  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?
    life experience and if a dont do it soon i never will and be kicking myself when im 50.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    i cant wait,its a learning experience because i dont want to enter “real life” yet.

  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?
    they suck ive been on a lot of them and you end up spending too much money on 2week package holidays.

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

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    to escape real life.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    do it cheap,if you cant fit in other continents do it another year.make sacrifices and save as much mula as possible


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