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Joanna Abbott – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    April 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    6-12 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    9000

  4. How old are you?
    32

  5. Nationality
    England

  6. Where do you live now?
    , England

  7. Occupation
    Office Clerk

  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?
    South America – Nz – South Pacific Islands – Oz – Japan – Thailand – Laos -Cambodia – Vietnam – Home

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Reading Novels about countries, checking out traveller websites, going to traveller shows which had talks and slideshows, speaking to other travellers, and because i went to thailand for a three week holiday and was depressed for months afterwards.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Getting ripped off and mugged (Im doing this on my own!)not being good with money

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    They think im brave for doing it alone but they all say “This is the one thing that you have always wanted to do”

  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)?
    silk sheet
    door lock
    suntan lotion
    Good book – most indispensible item

  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 will make me have to stand on my own two feet more, be more cautious with money and chill out more.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    Crazy but even crazier not to 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?
    The world is a big place, its a crying shame not to see it before you die!

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Erm…?

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Because it broadens my horizons and puts me in touch with real life.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Just do it!


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