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Chi Thieu Ngo – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    January 2007

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    $25,000

  4. How old are you?
    26

  5. Nationality
    Vietnam

  6. Where do you live now?
    Minneapolis, USA

  7. Occupation
    Server

  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?
    Yes

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Not sure yet. Just started researching and planning.

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    I love to travel. I wanted to see what it was like to step outside the box and do it for a really long time. It just seems that I’m happiest when I travel.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Running out of money or getting injured.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    Friends are very supportive. My family is still undecided.

  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)?
    Haven’t started yet.

  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?
    Not so sure yet. I hope that the new experiences will give me a broader view and understanding of life, people and cultures.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    I want to go now!!!

  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?
    short trips are just a tease to me. You get a little education and relaxation sometimes but you really do not experience things to the fullest.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    ??? I guess a lot of people have been warning me of certain dangers. I really havn’t heard a lot of myths.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    For the poeple, the experiences, and the education. I love to learn especially if it’s hands on. And I love different foods!!!

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Start saving your money and forget your fears!


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