Month: July 2012

Underrated worldwide backpacking destinations

A quick guide to the most underrated backpacking destinations: Iran Although some may be put off by the headlines, Iran is a backpackers’ dream. Persian hospitality is second to none. The people are eager to open up their doors to strangers, readily offering a meal and engaging in conversation. The best way to get around […]

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The fair isle of Jamaica

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is truly an ideal destination for a UK student interested in taking a gap year.  In most of the world’s exotic destinations, volunteering means first and foremost learning quite a bit of the local language.  Jamaica, on the other hand, is an English-speaking country by virtue of its centuries long […]

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What Brazil can offer the gap year student

As the largest nation in South America, Brazil is an exciting and diverse place, ideal for students who are considering a gap year spent volunteering in the developing world.  When not busy with their humanitarian tasks, Brazil can offer the student a huge wealth of tourist activities. This single nation alone possesses not only the […]

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Gap year adventures: things to consider beforehand

A gap year abroad is much more than just an extended holiday away from the ordinary obligations that characterize modern life in the UK.  It also provides young adults with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the real world before embarking upon several more years of academic study.  To get the most out of a […]

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The French Alps, all year round

For fans of Alpine skiing, there is no better place in the world than Les Trois Vallées.  Situated in the French Alps, this large region comprises the world’s largest linked ski area.  Despite its reputation as a premier location for snow related sports, the French Alps in fact offer visitors plenty to do all year […]

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Visiting scenic and historical Wales

The small nation of Wales is located within the United Kingdom and features some of the loveliest landscapes found in the British Isles.  Wales is relatively sparsely populated, having only a third of the population of London yet occupying more than 8,000 square miles.  Contrary to popular belief, Wales is quite diverse, possessing three regions […]

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Norfolk – a county of contrasts

Based in the County of Norfolk, I have been studying and working in the UK for almost 18 months now. During my time living in Norwich – an attractive cathedral city and the county town – I have had some opportunity to travel around and explore the area.  I was very pleasantly surprised at what […]

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