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Chris Parker – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    March 2006

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    £5000

  4. How old are you?
    31

  5. Nationality
    England

  6. Where do you live now?
    , England

  7. Occupation
    Scientist

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    I’ll come back if they’ll have me

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    India, china, south east asia, australia, new zealand, south america, north america, south africa, europe.

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    trips to australia & new zealand really opened my eyes and left me wanting to see more of the world.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Running out of money and the health risks.

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

  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)?
    Shoes, clothes, passport, money, bank cards.

  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 a more rounded human being and something I will never forget.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    I can’t wait for it to begin!

  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?
    To see the world.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Don’t know yet.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    I like to experience different cultures and meet interesting people.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Save up the money and GO!!!!!!


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