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. 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 wanted to be.