- When did you go on your RTW trip?
- How old were you when you took this trip?
- Including your air ticket and other expenses (from accommodation to souvenir-buying), about how much did your trip cost?
- Where do you live now?
- Before your trip: Software Engineer
- Now: Business Analyst
- How did your travels affect your career when you got back?
- What is the route you took/places you visited?
- Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
- Out of all your experiences traveling around the world, what was the:
February 2005-January 2006
New York, USA
New Zealand/Australia to Southeast Asia to China to Russia to the Baltic countries to Eastern Europe to Turkey to Egypt
It’s something I always wanted to do. One morning, I woke up and decided it was time. I quit my job, bought plane tickets two weeks later, and soon found myself on my RTW adventure!
- Best Moment
- Worst Moment
- Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
- Biggest surprise?
Getting involved in a relationship with someone overseas
An encounter with corrupt Russian police (at night, no less)
Finding the hostels from the train stations
How nice people can be.
I met a Thai woman who I got to know very well, and ended up staying at her home in a rural part of the country for several weeks.
Winged it a lot
Compass and flashlight. Honestly, I didn’t use either my whole trip.
I’ve become more patient, and I appreciate many of the things I used to take for granted.
No plans, though I won’t rule out doing it again.
I think both are fine. Everyone has their own preferences, who am I to say one way is better than another?
The world is a beautiful place.
Don’t do too much planning, don’t ask for too much advice. If you follow other people’s footsteps, you’re just reliving their adventure, not forging your own!