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Interview with Beckett – A Year of Travel Wrap-up

Interview with Beckett at the end of our year of traveling (age 7)

Paragliding in Ölüdeniz, Turkey

Paragliding in Ölüdeniz, Turkey

Q: Have you enjoyed traveling this past year?
Beckett: Yes. I’ve enjoyed traveling because you can go a lot of fun places like Turkey and Thailand.

 

Q: What do you like most about traveling?
Beckett: That I get to do fun activities like paragliding and ziplining and stuff. And elephant camp.

Riding an elephant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Riding an elephant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ziplining in Thailand

Ziplining in Thailand

Q: What did you like least about traveling?
Beckett: I have to pack and unpack my bag. And as soon as I find somewhere fun, I have to leave.

 

Q: What toys/games are you happy you brought with you?
Beckett: Stuffies! Stuffies is like everything I brought.

 

Q: What were your favorite places? Why?
Beckett: Thailand because we went to an elephant camp and took care of elephants for a day and cleaned it, checked the poo, ate lunch then bathed it. And I also went ziplining through the trees in a jungle. We saw gibbons through the trees.

Turkey because I went paragliding and they have delicious pancakes – yum yum. The paragliding was so fun – you were 6000’ up – but the drive was really scary.

Santorini because we went ATV-ing. And Morocco because we went ATV-ing out in the desert and because of the cobra show.

Watching a cobra in the Medina in Marrakech, Morocco

Watching a cobra in the Medina in Marrakech, Morocco

Driving an ATV in Morocco

Driving an ATV in Morocco

Q: What were your least favorite places? Why?
Beckett: Istanbul.  There was just nothing really good to see there.  And Spain, there was just nothing really good to do around.

 

Q: What were your favorite experiences?
Beckett: Ziplining. Taking care of elephants for a day. Paragliding! ATV-ing. Going up the Eiffel Tower. Walking on the Great Wall of China and taking the toboggan down. Ice cream show in Turkey. Yee Peng. Tigers. Turkish Bath.

Ice cream show in Turkey

Ice cream show in Turkey

Up the Eiffel Tower late at night

Up the Eiffel Tower late at night

Yee Peng in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yee Peng in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Beck and Mara running on the Great Wall of China

Beck and Mara running on the Great Wall of China

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Cuddling with tigers in Thailand

Q: What were your least favorite experiences?
Beckett: My least favorite experience was trying new foods. The ferry from Rhodes to Turkey – I hate that. I did not like Pamukkale. The scary drive up the mountain to paraglide.  Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul were boring.

 

Q: Did you enjoy being homeschooled?
Beckett: Uhhhhh… don’t know. It was ok.

 

Q: What was your favorite homeschool subject?
Beckett: Science

 

Q: What was your least favorite homeschool subject?
Beckett: Writing

 

Q: What have you learned from your travels so far?
Beckett: That traveling can be fun but also not fun. How bad the ferry from Rhodes to Turkey was. How boring plane rides are.   How fun ATVs are. How fun paragliding and taking care of an elephant is. How fun ziplining is.

 

Q: What were some of your favorite foods?
Beckett: Turkish pancakes. Crepes. Mac n’ cheese from Hotel Letoon in Fethiye, Turkey. Baguettes.  Food-go-round.  MK in Thailand.

Eating Gözleme (Turkish pancakes) in Calis Beach, Turkey

Eating Gözleme (Turkish pancakes) in Calis Beach, Turkey

Food-Go-Round in Thailand

Food-Go-Round in Thailand

Q: What do you miss the most about the USA?
Beckett: Having a house and not having to pack your bags every once in a while.   And unpack them. Finding friends and not having to leave them.

 

Q: What will you miss the most about traveling?
Beckett: Going fun places and doing once in a lifetime experiences.

 

Q: Where do you want to travel next?
Beckett: Go on African safari.

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Me-O Veterinary Clinic in Kidzania in Bangkok

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Making curry paste at Sammy’s Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Washing MaeBonChon in the river at Patara Elephant Camp in Thailand

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Feeding a baby tiger at the Night Safari in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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FC Barcelona futbol game at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain

Beckett and his magic genie lamp

Beckett and his magic genie lamp in Marrakech, Morocco

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Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Crossing the Mekong River in a longtail boat from Thailand to Laos

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Le Meridian Chiang Rai

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Going Viking at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway

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Tiny alley in Santorini, Greece

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Santorini, Greece

Tuk Tuk Race!

Tuk Tuk Race!

Fresh squeezed OJ from #63 in Marrakech, Morocco

Fresh squeezed OJ from stall #63 in Marrakech, Morocco

Feeding pigeons at Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Feeding pigeons at Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Zorb balls in Thailand

Zorb balls in Thailand

Tree "snow" in Paris

Tree “snow” in Paris

Riding a donkey in Marrakech, Morocco

Fish Spa in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Fish Spa in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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