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Sharan Kaur – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?

    March 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?

    1-2 Years

  3. How much have you saved?


  4. How old are you?


  5. Nationality


  6. Where do you live now?

    Sydney, Australia

  7. Occupation

    Business Development

  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?


  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?

    Starting in UK and working my way from there. Hoping to get to Africa, Eastern Europe and if money and time permits Nth & Sth America

  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 either the career or a RTW trip. The trip won hands down. It’s taking me out of my confort zone.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?

    Running out of money when i am in a fab spot of the world or being homesick

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?

    All are very supportive and think that it is a brave thing to do and most of all think it’s an adventurous thing to do.

  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)?

    Enough to get by and for me to carry on a backpack. Most indispensable items would be my passport, money and my credit card.

  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?

    Am hoping to be more patient and to be able to wing it more rather than planning to the nth degree.

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

    Sacred, excited and so happy it’s finally happening after months of travelling.

  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?

    1 week vacations only gives you a taste of what a country has to offer. RTW trips, whilst takes a lot of planning and can sometimes be stressful. Also on a RTW there is plenty of time to explore. Who knows where you end up!

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

    That it’s hard to do and that they are not cut out for it.

  20. Why do you like to travel?

    It is so exciting to arrive in a new place, you never know who you are going to meet or what your going to see. The memories are fantastic.

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

    Don’t think twice, just go for it. I never thought i would be cut out for it and i won’t know for sure until I get home.

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