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Navid and Anne Yazdani – Round-the-World Travelers

  1. When do you leave?
    November 2005

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    Enough

  4. How old are you?
    30

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    Massachusetts, USA

  7. Occupation
    Engineers

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    It’s my career

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Boston, Fiji, NZ, China, Thailand, India, Kenya, UAE, Egypt, Morocco

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Had saved up a ton of vacation time at work that I had to use or lose; wife works at the same place and got unpaid leave of absense for the 2.5 Months. We love traveling and we decided to take the opportunity to see parts of the world we’ve never seen.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Getting Very Sick

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    They are supportive and/or jealous

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Winged it a lot

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    1 Trainers
    1 Sandals
    6 Socks
    6 Undies
    1 Shorts
    2 Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirts
    1 Sort Sleeve Cotton Shirt
    1 Long Sleeve Synthetic Shirt
    1 Cotton Pants
    1 Convertible Pants
    1 Rain Pants
    1 Rain Coat
    1 Fleece Jacket
    Med Kit
    Bath Kit
    Camera
    iPod
    Journal
    Rebound Condensed Guide Books (most indispensable)

  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?
    Hopefully our views of the world will be more our own rather than the garbage piped through Fox News, etc.

    Hopefully we will appreciate what we have more and also learn to appreciate things others in the world have that we do not have.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    Surreal; So strange that I’m sitting in my cube today and traveling to these exotic places in 2 days.

  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?
    To break the routine and enjoy the opportunity

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    You can’t do it

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    To see people, places, and cultures that are different than my own

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Do it


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