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Andrea Crosta – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    April 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-6 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    enough

  4. How old are you?
    36

  5. Nationality
    Italy

  6. Where do you live now?
    Tel Aviv, Israel

  7. Occupation
    business consultant

  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?
    Tel Aviv – Dehli – Bangkok – Hong Kong – Bejin – Tokyo – New Zealand – Hawai – Los Angeles – Rio – New York – Tel Aviv

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    It was always a dream. I feel now or never…

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    to get back to reality once it will be over

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    close friends are very supportive. Family does not know about it yet

  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)?
    medicines – basic survival stuff in case I loose my luggage – books

  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?
    it’s a big question mark. I hope to stay away enough time to better understand what I want to do it in life but not so long that I will disconnect from reality.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    I am very lucky that I can do it

  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?
    there are no rules valid for everybody. If you feel it’s important than do it, without elaborating it too much

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    that you come back a different person. I don’t think it’s true. You probably just come back cleaner.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    I am curious.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    if this is really what you feel inside than do it….you don’t want to have this regret when you will be old.


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