- 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: Just graduated from highschool
- Now: Going into University
- 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:
December 2004-August 2005
I didn’t have a career… But I do have better ideas about what I want to do and where I want to do it (and what I want to do before that
London – Delhi, India – Mumbai, India – Goa, India – Mumbai – Jaipur, India – Agra, India – Delhi, India – Singapore – Bangkok, Thailand – Siem Reap, Cambodia – Phnom Pehn, Cambodia – Saigon, Vietnam – Singapore – Sydney, Australia – Singapore – London
I decided to take the trip because I didn’t want to go straight to University from High School (yes, I am lazy).
I wanted to see the world.
Meet new people.
I’m quite a shy person so I hoped to build more confidence and get a more realistic take on life.
- Best Moment
- Worst Moment
- Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
- Biggest surprise?
travelling up north in India with the Australian guy I met, it was so romantic and perfect. How could we not fall in love?
Sydney – having a MASSIVE argument with the girl I’d been travelling with. Her deciding to leave for New Zealand without me… my fault of course
getting E.coli in Inida (and bronchitis) and my travel buddy bitching at me because I couldnt walk or leave to hostel. and she was bored and blamed me :’(
How I changed (for the better)
I met Scott in Mumbai (my 2nd time there).
We met by chance and fell in love.
He was going back to Australia (where he was from) and I was going to SE Asia for 1month. Then I came to Australia and spent the best 4 months of my life with him.
defintely my sleeping bag.
it was lined with quilt material (which I cant sleep without, even in hot places)
Gave me so much comfort and I loved it.
Great for freeezing cold train in N.india too!
stupidly i brought things like water purifier… which i never even removed from my backpack.
I wasnt goin off the beaten track enough for that gear!
it made me realise that yes, there is a massive world out there.
the u.k. is rubbish (sorry, very biased opinion…) and I want to get out there as soon as possible however i can!
I’m more confident and reliant upon myself instead of others
How much great food can Kirsty eat in seven months?
probably not Round the World.
I’ll go to New Zealand after Uni and hopefully Cuba or Costa Rica during Uni summer hols
dont even consider that tourist resort in spain!! how dare you!
Get out there and see real people…
yes it’s ugly
yes it’s scary
but it’s out there
Their culture isn’t going to change for you, you have to ADAPT to their culture!
that it’s a big drugs fest.
I never witnessed one drug (and I went to Goa)
If youre not looking for it, you wont find it!
because i like being Kirsty, the foreigner, rather than that local girl.
I love meeting new people and seeing different things
Go for it.