- When did you go on your RTW trip?
- How old were you when you took this trip?
- Including your air ticket and other expenses (from accommodation to souvenir-buying), about how much did your trip cost?
- Where do you live now?
- Before your trip: RN
- Now: home restoration
- How did your travels affect your career when you got back?
- What is the route you took/places you visited?
- Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
- Out of all your experiences traveling around the world, what was the:
September 1997-June 1998
Improved it, by learning to take risks.
I learned that a person can live in so many different ways.
Not quite a round the world trip. But leaving the Midwest for 9 months was an adventure. We drove to El PAso, left our car, and then travelled by bus throughout Mexico into Guatemala. Only time we flew was from Guatemala City to Tikal. We only stayed a week or 2 most places except for Xela, Guatemala to study Spanish for 2 months.
I wanted to be immersed in a different world. And to learn Spanish well.
- Best Moment
- Worst Moment
- Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
- Biggest surprise?
Suddenly speaking Spanish verbs easily.
Dysentary in Monterico, Guatemala.
How much it did change me
My Spanish teachers, especially in Guatemala, had been through so much. A lot of them were lawyers and drs. and had had such hard lives between poverty and living with war for so many years. Yet they were so hopeful.
Winged it a lot
Really good luggage on wheels that we could take on any kind of rough road, dragging it for miles. Carrying it on my back would have killed me.
Too many clothes. We only brought one bag, but still, too many clothes.
It made me realize you can live many different ways. And that the US government is not to be trusted. I had never really believed prior to this trip how much the US had intervened in other countries in a bad, bad way.
vale la pena.
WE travel a lot, but more in 4 to 8 week increments. Italy and Bolivia this winter.
one or 2 weeks is not enough to even relax or know where you are.
Just the experience of the trip. Seeing so many places and different cultures.