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Marquita Elizabeth Prinzing – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    June 2009

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    1500

  4. How old are you?
    22

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    Seattle, WA, USA

  7. Occupation
    student

  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?
    mexico, marseiles/france, singapore, somewhere in the arab lands, maybe ireland and definately South Africa

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Well, I will have learned spanish to visit mexico, want to learn arabic, have a friend in france and singapore and have really good friends in South Africa.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    money and taking off of work and education.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    sure, they don’t care.

  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)?
    I have no idea. I will probably get one of those backpacking backpacks and pack like a backpacker. I will look at a lot of online tips and guides and choose between those.

  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?
    Well, i am most interested in anthropology and the study of people and cultures. This will not only satify my interest but also help build my credentials.

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

  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?
    well, I have visited South Africa for one month before and it changed who I am most definately. I don’t like being like everyone else and I like respecting humanity. This helps me accomplish both.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    That its dangerous or scary. Don’t believe all the news about certain areas are scary. Just have common sense like you do when you walk around downtown at night. Duh!

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Meeting the range of perspectives on life from different people. It helps you think out of the box and view your world differently.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    I don’t know because I haven’t done it yet myself.


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