Interviews with travelers with over 1 year on the road.
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Sunday, March 19, 2000 9:42 am
Baños, Ecuador. Plantas Y Blancos Hostel.
Name:  Justin Blackburne
City and country:  Perth, Australia
Age: 29
Traveling for 16 months, went home for 2 months.

Work for
Has not worked

How do you get jobs?


What types of jobs have you got?


What type of jobs can a traveler get?
Teaching English, But I would not do that. Play guitar, etc.


Where did you make the most money?


Where did you make the least?


Has not speaking a foreign language been a problem?
No, after the first couple week I learned enough to get by.

What languages do you speak?
English, little Indonesian, Little Spanish

Do you keep a journal?
No

Why: Why not.
Lazy. Would like to be able to read later. and helps to deepen my experience.

What bothers you most?
Finding a good hotel. Why, because I have insomnia.

Most corrupt?
Indonesia

Least Corrupt?



Rudest
Don't know

Friendliest?


Has you got sick much?
Twice possible Broke foot playing soccer.

Water?
I do and I do not get sick. I generally drink bottle water 90 percent of the time.


Things of special interest for you?

Wine, Women. same as at home.

How much money do spend a day?
10-12 US dollars

Why do you travel?
First to create, or search for environment where you I can deal with my problems in life.
Anxiety is causing insomnia.

Do you consider traveling selfish?
When you do not know them, yes, when you know them much less.

What make you mad about travelers?
nothing

Why do you like Americans?

aaaaah  aaaaah There good examples to learn from. Extremes of human nature.

Why do you not like Americans?
Results of the narrows mindlessness. Ignorance.


What best advice do you have?

Go for it. Look for the deeper holiday


Why do people get robbed?
They do not follow the advice. Forget what they know. Forget that they should
have their belonging in certain places.

How have you been rob?
Yes, bus in Quito. Hand in your pocket. Someone tried to snatch my backpack
in a market.


Do you get lonely.
Rarely. When I am in a shitty situation.

Have you traveled much with people?
No

How do you find people to travel.


What percentage of stuff is for all travelers?
Lost                           50
Stolen local               40
Stolen by travelers.  10

Personal type danger
Not yet

Keep money
Hotel room, and in some in my sock. I do give to the owner of hotel.

Do you hide your money?
Always. Under wardrobe. Under a bed.

Where can you earn lots of money quick.
Buying cheap goods, and selling in rich countries. Sent cigars, and sent home.

Is there anything special that a person from your country should know?


Stereotype a traveler from your country?  Good...

Stereotype a traveler from your country?  Bad...


Special comments?


Any questions I missed?


Saturday, March 18, 2000 11:48
Baños, Ecuador. Plantas Y Blancos Hostel.
Name:  Clarice Partridge
City and country:  Antigonish, Novia Scotia, Canada
Traveling for 2 years, went home for 2 months.

Work for
Massage, trades, and make money
In Switzerland she and money
Played, Guitar and sang.
England outside churches
Cafe's


How do you get jobs?
Would walk in volunteer,
Pay would be donated from the audience,
Place would give food and drinks.

What types of jobs have you got?
Gardening a couple of times. In whales.
Met a family, and live with them, and helped out in their garden.


What type of jobs can a traveler get?
Street performer, Clowns, Firestick throwers
Switzerland, they would stand like statues
Spring in England, pick daffodils

Where did you make the most money?
Spain, made the most singing.
Switzerland the most with massage

Where did you make the least?
Ireland, because there are so many musicians,
But a great place to learn music.

Has not speaking a foreign language been a problem?
No problem,

What languages do you speak?
English, little French.

Do you keep day page diary.
Yes,

Why:
Because the journals is your friend.

What bothers you most?
Men. Frustrating. England is fine. Spain is problem. Learn to not look people, in the eye, and become a little Mean. Ecuador is the worst.
When you have blond hair, and blue eyes. It is like you have a sign on you, that says I have money, and I want sex.


Most corrupt?
Guyana. Volunteered for six months. Georgetown.

Least Corrupt?
Whales

Rudest
France,

Friendliest?
Ireland

Has you got sick much?
No, not really ever.

Water?
No, that is why I do not get sick

Things of interest?

Landscape, walk and explore, how the environment.

How much money do spend a day?
10 dollars a day, and in Europe also.

Why do you travel?
Great way to learn. The best school. I learn a lot from the people. You learn a lot about your self from putting yourself in strange place. Similarities, and differences.

Do you consider your travelers selfish?
No

What make you mad about travelers?
Ignorant of where they are, and why they are there. Party and drink, Party and drink. They do the same thing they do at home.

Why do you like Americans?

aaaaah  aaaaah Because their people

Why do you not like Americans?
They think their the best. Thought they were better. Too privileged.

Do you where an Canadian Flag. NO. I should but, I don't. Nice little symbol.

What best advice do you have?
Always to remember who you are, and you are strong enough to get through anything.
If you are too self conscious you are a target.

Why do people get robbed?
They have something a person wants. Camera around neck. Fancy backpack, showing too much.

How have you been rob?
In Quito. walking down the street. Outside pocket open. Walk man stolen.

Examples:


Do you get lonely.
When I am in a city. After a day that I am whistled at all day.


Have you traveled much with people?
I too independent. I like to challenge myself.

How do you find people to travel.


What percentage of stuff is?
Lost                           80
Stolen local               15
Stolen by travelers.  5 

Killed type danger
Always do what the person ask?

Keep money
With me.

Do you hide your money?
Never hide stuff/

Where can you earn lots of money quick.
Dance on tables naked.

Special comments?
People that are running away, are traveling.

Any questions I missed?



Sunday, September 5, 1999
Marie
City and country: Denmark
Traveled overland from Denmark to South Africa,
September 93- July 95 19 till 21 years old at the time.

What is the longest your traveled where you did stay in one spot for more than 2 week.
Six Months.

Work for
Dive schools.
Egypt, Sharm el sheik
Kenya. Mombasa

How do you get jobs?
Just went up and applied.

Was it work legal.
No

What types of jobs have you got?
Only dive.

What type of jobs can a traveler get?
Receptionist,

Where did you make the most money?
Egypt

Where did you make the least?

Has not speaking a foreign language been a problem?
Has not been a problem.

What languages do you speak?
Danish, English, German, Spanish, French, Swahili

Do you keep day diary.
Yes

What bothers you most?
Not having a washing machine, and having to wash clothes by hand, and being away from family.

Most corrupt?
Kenya, Tanzania

Least Corrupt?
Denmark, Germany

Rudest
France

Friendliest?
Ethiopia

Has you got sick much?
No not much.

Water?
Only purified.

Things of interest of particular?

Mountains, and water, river, lakes.

How much money do spend a day?
Does not know.

Why do you travel?
Has to travel.

Do you consider other travelers selfish?
Yes, No, says cannot answer question.

What make you mad about travelers?
Racist. Arrogant. treat in a degrading

Why do you like about United States People?
Open minded. Happy

Why do you not like Americans?
Arrogant, colonize the rest of the world. Lack of culture.

What best advice do you have for travelers.?
Try to feel the place before you jump in with what you can and not do.
Talk to other travelers.

Why do people get robbed?
Because the look like they have something to rob, and they are in bad spots.

How have you been rob?
No

Examples:

Do you get lonely.
Yes, but only on a couple of occasion.

How do you find people to travel.
Met them on street, post office, and some friends came.

What percent?
Loss                          50
Stolen local               40
Stolen by travelers. 10 

Killed type danger
Alone on a boat with French guy, for rape.
Sitting in car with man and he started touching.

How could you had avoided.?
Depended on their help.

Keep money
Depend on where I am. I usually put in hotel, but it depend.

Do you hide your money?
Sometimes.

What country can you earn a lot of money quick..

Special comments?
Try to learn the language of the country your in.

What did you get out of your trip?
Had my good faith in people confirmed. I have generally found that people are good.



Wednesday. September 1, 1999
Orosi Valley, and the Hostel Montana Linda.
Name:  Jouko de Vet
City and country: Nijmegen axaca, Holland
Traveling in and of Holland Since February of 94

Work for
Putting in running water
Journalist free lance 3 1/2 years

How do you get jobs?
Always had job before you arrived.
Newspaper. Ask for him.

What types of jobs have you got?

What type of jobs can a traveler get?
Dive master, Hotel work, English,

Where did you make the most money?
Asia heard

Where did you make the least?
Thailand.

Has not speaking a foreign language been a problem?
African may be difficult not speak
English

What languages do you speak?
English, German, Swahili.

Do you keep day page diary.
No, Never

What bothers you most?
Corruption, Raise price because not local. Buy something, and negotiating

Most corrupt?
Sudan

Least Corrupt?
Holland, USA, Canada

Rudest
Morocco

Friendliest?
Ethiopia

Has you got sick much?
Few, malaria,

Water?
He drink local water.

Things of interest?

Always to know about the government and the working man. Development money. Of course I write about this as journalist.

How much money do spend a day?
15 dollars per day, everything except, gas for car, or travel expense.

Why do you travel?
part of work.

Do you consider your travelers selfish?
yes.

What make you mad about travelers?
Tell you how long they travel. Always tell you, or low budget.

Why do you like Americans?

USA always wants to know about how much school

Why do you not like Americans?


What best advice do you have?
Eat normal, than you will be best health.

Why do people get robbed?
Location there at. People trust people too much.

How have you been rob?
Gun, Knife, Pickpocket

Examples:
Pickpocket Ethiopia. Kid threw stone at kid, the other kids distract, I protect, and stole money.

Do you get lonely.
I never travel alone.

How do you find people to travel.
You know them.

What percent?
Loss                        15
Stolen local             25
Stolen by travelers. 60 

Killed type danger
Always do what the person ask?

Keep money
With me.

Do you hide your money?
Never hide stuff/

Where can you earn lots of money quick.
Dive master, Big hotel.

Special comments?
Long travelers are always a little bit strange. They have lost their direction.
I can always go home, and work, Some people do not have a base


Oaxaca, Mexico Interview (English girl traveling for 6 years. Anonymous)

How do you get jobs?
Newspaper, Internet

What types of jobs have you got?
Teach English. Pick Fruit, Waitress

Where did you make the most money?
Made most money in Korea

Where did you make the least?
Thailand.

Has not speaking a foreign language been a problem?
No

Do you keep day page diary.
I did at first, but stopped

What bothers you most?
Stealing among backpack

Most corrupt?
Burma

Least Corrupt?

Rudest
China?

Friendliest?
Lao, Burma

Has you got sick much?

Things of interest?

Toilets are hobby, I like to eat well

How much money do spend a day?
I do not know.



Heidie Norway

Why did you bring computer.
addicted and to maintain webpage.

What is your biggest fear.
stole, or lose, or smashed and lose the information.

Do you have it backed up
Only my webpage.

Troulbe with camera, Trouble

How much time a day to you use you computer.
2 hours

What program. to do webpages
notepad

Would you recommend they take computer.
Music, and Do webpage,

Dos FTP

Absolutely need to bring?
Download different Browsers
Text editor

What do yuou have on it.
Lots of crap

Do you use battery much?
Yes, but its crap.
Why. Does last long
I use in Airports, Planes

How many emails a day do you get a day.
Average. 10

Are you making money with your computer.
Not at the moment.

Are you going to make money with your computer?
as a consultant.

What did you do in Norway?
System consultant. Programer.
Sold services

What do you think about carrying all that weight?
The computer is OK, but the chargers for all the other
toys and accesoriore Space

How much do you spend a day?
20 dollars

Heidi world. My life, my world,

Do you think your computer is going to get stolen?
Why not.
Because I will look after it.
How do you do that?
Depends. Storage



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