Twipper of the Week: Jonny Duncan from Backpacking Man.
Current City: I don’t live anywhere but I’m currently visiting Muscat in Oman.
Total countries visited: It’s around 80 to 85. I haven’t exactly counted for a while.
What makes you interesting: I’m a fun loving, adventurous kind of guy.
What motivates you to travel: It’s the feeling that there is always something new out there to see and something new to experience. I love getting off the beaten path especially. In this day and age where everything is connected it’s awesome to disappear for a while.
If your personality was a city or country, which one would it be: Maybe Japan. Japan is a mix of traditional embracing the super new along with being polite but also a little crazy under the surface. Kind of like me!
It’s your first day arriving in a country with a language so foreign it might as well be gibberish, how do you plan to get by: A big smile and a lot of sign language!
Where and when were you the most culture shocked: Staying with remote tribes in the Central Papuan Highlands. It was only 70 years ago that these tribes were discovered ,and were still living in the stone age and head hunting. Meeting the elders in the tribes and hearing stories about eating other humans was definitely something I had not experienced before!
Where did you go for your first travel experience and at what age: I grew up travelling due to my dads work so got the travel in at a young age. However I left at the age of 20 by myself to travel to Egypt and have been on the road ever since.
What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling: If the only way to get to a remote area that I really want to see involves being on some kind of tour I will pay for it. I don’t normally like tours though.
Next travel destination: Not sure, it will be a last minute decision. Although the Congo is high on the list of ideas.