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Michelle Burwell – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    February 2007

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    I Ain’t Never Comin’ Back

  3. How much have you saved?
    £4000 so far

  4. How old are you?
    25

  5. Nationality
    England

  6. Where do you live now?
    Bournemouth, England

  7. Occupation
    Waitress

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    One more paycheck and I’m gone

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    London – Canada – USA – Fiji – New Zealand (working visa)- Australia (wrking visa) – South east Asia – Japan – China – Tibet – Nepal – India – Europe (if i have any money left!!!) – London

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Always wanted to experience different cultures and meet new people. I get bored in one place – a free spirit really. Took a month to go round Europe and got hooked on travel.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Getting to New Zealand and not being able to get a job

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    two views one side are extremely jealous and wish they could do it. The other side think im mad

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Control Freak

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Haven’t got that far yet. Most indispensable items are my camara and journal

  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?
    as a person i will be more open minded more confident and wiser hopefully. With regards to changing my life i hope to meet the person of my soulmate somewhere on the trip.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    pure adrenaline fuelled excitement – cant wait to get started

  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?
    too sghort a trip not enough time to experience the culture and absorb the wealth of knowledge available.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    That you need a lot of money to do it

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    To be in different places and meet new people

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    do lots of research. how people travelled before the internet is a mystery and am in awe of them. Use forums and get advice from other travellers they are the best source of info.


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