- 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: Teacher
- Now: Teacher
- 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:
July 2005-August 2005
Andover, MA, USA
No real change. I used a two week Earthwatch archeology project in Mauritius as part of my professional/teacher “continued education”.
Boston to Paris (Tour de France), to Dubal to Mauritius. A three week stay on the island with two weeks participating in an Earthwatch project. Home via Singapore, Malacca Malasya, and Hong Kong.
Two things; 1. “mauritius” on a RTW special itinerary. (Where is that?) 2. Earthwatch Institute had a two week archeology project on french napoleonic fort.
- Best Moment
- Worst Moment
- Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
- Biggest surprise?
It was all a good experience. Jet lag on the first day of landings.
Lost CHECKED luggage at home at the END of the trip.
Figuring how to get about in and out of Charles de Gaulle Airport
The warmth of the locals in Mahebourg, Mauritius.
Don, a fellow participant in the Mauritius project. He was a 26 year old grad student. He was able to interact with the young folk and old timers, like me, equally well; Lively, sharing and intelligent.
autofocus 35 mm film camera with medium zoom lens
We’ve been light travelling so long that we take nothing extra. (I think my wife takes a few “extra” cosmetics.) We buy if we need something in a local market.
I continue to see that people are basically kind and warm. It continues to encourage me to favor diversity in our home country’s culture.
When can I go again?
Yes. After we graduate (retire ;~}) from school next year, we expect to travel again for month in China. The connections to and from !!??. Lots of places to visit still on our list
The connections with people that you make and the experience of the world’s diversity/commoness. These are hard to do when you are sprinting for a week or so.
That foreigners are dangerous, or just want to rob you.
Different local food and beer. New places to see people in their space, doing their thing, and the opportunity to photograph the country and people.
Read about the places to have an idea of what can/should be done and seen. Then ask the locals to help choose the best for you.