BootsnAll indie travel guide

Anne – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When did you go on your RTW trip?
    January 2005-July 2005

  2. How old were you when you took this trip?
    19

  3. Including your air ticket and other expenses (from accommodation to souvenir-buying), about how much did your trip cost?
    ca.4000EURO

  4. Nationality
    Germany

  5. Where do you live now?
    Breda, Netherlands

  6. Occupation

    Before your trip: finished school
    Now: student

  7. How did your travels affect your career when you got back?
    i was finally sure what i wanted to study

  8. What is the route you took/places you visited?
    south africa, australia, new zealand, usa, bahamas

  9. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    couriosity and longing for adventures

  10. Out of all your experiences traveling around the world, what was the:

    • Best Moment

      one of the best moments: sleeping on the beach on fraser island and waking up to “sparks” (coldplay)

    • Worst Moment

      realizing that i almost forgot my passport on the bahamas

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?

      see to worst moment – trying to get back on the other island to get passport and then get back on time

    • Biggest surprise?

      meeting a friend again in NZ which i first met in SA

  11. Who is the most memorable person you met on your trip and why?
    no comment;)

  12. How much planning and preparing did you do?
    Just Enough

  13. What was your favorite piece of gear?
    scarf i bought in spain, cuz it had a million uses and guitar

  14. What did you bring, that in hindsight you could’ve left at home?
    pepperspray :)

  15. How did your round-the-world trip change your life? How did it affect and change you as a person?
    in a lot of little ways that add up to something bigger i was before, but you are always changing, so this is really hard to answer.

  16. If you had to sum up your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    “allem anfang wohnt ein zauber inne”
    (Hesse)

  17. Are you planning more trips and travels for the future? Are you planning another round-the-world trip?
    yep.

  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?
    i don’t think everybody should, but if you do go, YOU know why.

  19. What is the most valuable thing you learned?
    relax and be amazed

  20. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    people who have not been on one usually think you are always alone.

  21. Why do you like to travel?
    ….cuz i’m talking about soulshine, it’s better than sunshine, better than moonshine it’s damn sure better than the rain;)

  22. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    be ready to be amazed.


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