Adrien Perazzi is a world traveller. He has been around the world a few times and travelled to over 50 countries. Adrien just returned from his 5 months trip, covering Oceania, Asia, Americas, Europe and Africa.
He shares his incredible experiences on travelling around the world. Adrien will be sharing his stories and experience in a 6-part series on travelling the world: 5 Months, 5 Continents, $10,000. This interview is altered to suit the flow of content and clarity.
Before we begin, can you share a little more about yourself?
I have been dreaming about landscapes and exotic backpacking travels since I was a kid. So I made choices accordingly after high-school to make that happens. Studying Business would be a good start, so I started with a degree in International Business at Audencia Business School (Nantes, France).
How does studying “International Business” play a role in being a world treveller?
This field allows you to fulfil any corporate position, anywhere, as long as it is related to business. It is probably the most convenient way to travel:
- payable internship abroad or
- getting to know a country and its people while studying abroad during exchange semesters to increase cultural awareness.
Of course, travelling once in a while, while studying and working is also an option. I graduated from with a Masters Degree in October 2017.
Do your parents support your travel?
I come from a middle-class French family, being the only child. I never have to worry about accommodation or tuition. Yet, when it comes to travelling the world, I didn’t have financial support from them. Then, I had to learn from scratch how to travel, and most importantly, how to do it on a budget.
From my very first internship alone abroad, in Barcelona to me finding home in Canada, Peru, Singapore, South Africa and Australia. Along the way, I met many individuals who changed my life. Here I am today, travelling more than ever.
How do you travel, work and study all at the same time?
Travelling, working & studying have become a way of life. I spent more than 4 years abroad over the past 6 years, living in 7 countries and visiting about 50 more.
I define myself as a “World Citizen”, I believe that people should be interested in each other’s cultures, teach and learn new languages, and work/study together.
What is a “World Citizen” to you?
Travelling expensively has changed me, even shaped me in a way. Today, I am very keen to share this experience with people from all backgrounds: people willing to start travelling, or willing to do more often, wiser or in a more sustainable way.
I have received more help, friendships and kindness that I have ever expected. Hence, I hope to give back: to help people in return, to inspire beginners, and to show people they can actually become World Citizen as well. I really want to inspire people, so that they can embrace this way of life too.
Where did your latest world travel take you to?
I am just back from a 5-month world trip across all 5 continents and 23 countries. I will use it as a guideline in my 6-part series on “5 Months, 5 Continents, $10,000”.
- Asia / Oceania (7 weeks): Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, Hong-Kong, South Korea
- The Americas (7 weeks): Chile, Peru, Cuba, USA
- Europe/Middle-East/Africa (7 weeks): Iceland, United Kingdom, Egypt, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iran, Turkey, Ukraine, France
What will you be sharing about your upcoming series on Trevellers?
5 Months, 5 Continents, $10,000
This series tackles the philosophy of backpacking life, its pros & cons, both on a personal and professional perspective. This a quite a current matter for me, as they will become an important pivot in my life.
I am deciding what my future would be: keep travelling almost full time or settle down somewhere for a couple of years.
Trevellers is my way to change the world. Through my stories, tips and lessons learnt, I truly hope to inspire you to get out of your comfort zone, see the world and see who you truly are. Travel is more than just taking a selfie at beautiful destinations. Travel is an adventure, where you can truly become who you are, give you the time to reflect and grow to become the person you’ve always dreamt of.