Month: March 2012

Gap year – why not volunteer for work overseas?

Young people that choose to do volunteer work abroad during their university gap year will benefit in several ways.  The teaching institutions believe that students who are interested in issues abroad are more rounded individuals, that are likely to be successful in their university career. Many tutors appreciate the opportunity to work with students who […]

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Venice: a floating city in the Adriatic

Located in northeastern Italy, Venice is one of the world’s most fascinating cities.  One of its major claims to fame is the fact that the city is not located on the Italian mainland at all.  Instead, it is situated on more than a hundred different islands in a shallow lagoon off the Adriatic Sea.  Over […]

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Thailand’s Koh Phangan welcomes visitors to a Full Moon Party

Most potential tourists think of the mainland when they are considering a trip to Thailand, but this nation in South-east Asia actually includes hundreds of different islands located close to the coast of the mainland.  Many of these were traditionally uninhabited but today they welcome visitors from around the world for some unusual activities, such […]

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An American road trip: New York to San Francisco

An American road trip: New York to San Francisco One of the pleasures of visiting a large nation such as the United States is the opportunity to travel across and explore this landmass with all its diversity of landscape and culture.  Taking a road trip is a great way of learning more about the wide […]

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Hong Kong: Where East Meets West

Hong Kong has a real buzz!  It is busy and vibrant and is a fascinating place to visit. The city is noisy and can be hot with a very high humidity level, so be prepared.  Do not let such trifles put you off though, a visit to Hong Kong is definitely worth the long flight […]

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