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Chris Smith – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    March 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    6-12 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    4000

  4. How old are you?
    24

  5. Nationality
    England

  6. Where do you live now?
    , England

  7. Occupation
    development 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?
    London-Thailand-Singapore-Malaysia-Indonesia-Australia-New Zealand

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

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Running out of money and being stranded.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    Yep, they are well up for it!

  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)?
    Trousers, T-shirts, Shorts, 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?
    Not sure yet

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

  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?
    see honestly how people in other countries live

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Dunno haven’t been yet

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Experience new things

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Dont know yet!


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