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Hello, Does anyone have any experience of taking a year or two out and doing something 'worthwhile'? What did you do? Did you find it hard to get a job when you returned? Any regrets about it? …
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hello,

Does anyone have any experience of taking a year or two out and doing something 'worthwhile'?

What did you do? Did you find it hard to get a job when you returned? Any regrets about it?

Thanks.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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starsparkle2311
well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i mounted anything going............................................


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I spent a couple of years in Australia via Bali, the USA and the Middle east. It was the best time of my life. I managed a bar in Sydney and lived on tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, waited on millionaires on Martha's Vineyard (making a fair few quid myself and living it up in New York) and slogged my guts out on a Kibbutz in Israel before travelling through Egypt.

It gave me a wider appreciation of the world and its inhabitants, increased my confidence and interpersonal skills and allowed me to witness and experience so many wonderful places, people and events. And i got to, in the words of starsparkle "mount" a whole plethora of beauitful, exotic and very obliging ladies.

Ah, those were the days.....

Never had an employer say anything negative about having bummed around for a year or two and i reckon it has actually benefited me. It gave me more maturity and a greater understanding of my own fears (held at gunpoint on the Sudan border being one) and my strengths (participated in EVERY adrenalin activity possible). Also made me realise just how much you can get away with abroad (especially in USA and Oz) if you have blue eyes and a likable accent.

So my advice is go for it. US hotels love Brits, recruiting over here on a regular basis (check your local universities) and you can get a visa for Australia easy (as long as you are under 26). The Kibbutz was amazing. Really hard work but so rewarding. We were taken to the Dead Sea and Masada, Jerusalem and Bethleham, the Golan Heights and Eilat.
Even if you are not religous, the wonder of the walled city iof Jerusalem is unforgettable and the view over the Dead sea and Jordon from Masada at sunrise is stunning. Oh and Israeli women (especially in Tel Aviv) are amongst some of the most beautiful in the world. And don't get me started on the splendor of Egypt. From the friendliness of its people (at a cost) ,and the awesome ancients sites of Abu Simble, Luxor and Cairo to the joy of haggling in a local market or smoking Hookah pipes on a Cairo rooftop playing backgammon and the pure relaxation of chilling in Dahab on the Red Sea and the sense of achievement of climbing Mount Sinai. A truly remarkable country.

Hope this helps
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stevieglesga
I spent a couple of years in Australia via Bali, the USA and the Middle east. It was the best time of my life. I managed a bar in Sydney and lived on tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, waited on millionaires on Martha's Vineyard (making a fair few quid myself and living it up in New York) and slogged my guts out on a Kibbutz in Israel before travelling through Egypt.

It gave me a wider appreciation of the world and its inhabitants, increased my confidence and interpersonal skills and allowed me to witness and experience so many wonderful places, people and events. And i got to, in the words of starsparkle "mount" a whole plethora of beauitful, exotic and very obliging ladies.

Ah, those were the days.....

Never had an employer say anything negative about having bummed around for a year or two and i reckon it has actually benefited me. It gave me more maturity and a greater understanding of my own fears (held at gunpoint on the Sudan border being one) and my strengths (participated in EVERY adrenalin activity possible). Also made me realise just how much you can get away with abroad (especially in USA and Oz) if you have blue eyes and a likable accent.

So my advice is go for it. US hotels love Brits, recruiting over here on a regular basis (check your local universities) and you can get a visa for Australia easy (as long as you are under 26). The Kibbutz was amazing. Really hard work but so rewarding. We were taken to the Dead Sea and Masada, Jerusalem and Bethleham, the Golan Heights and Eilat.
Even if you are not religous, the wonder of the walled city iof Jerusalem is unforgettable and the view over the Dead sea and Jordon from Masada at sunrise is stunning. Oh and Israeli women (especially in Tel Aviv) are amongst some of the most beautiful in the world. And don't get me started on the splendor of Egypt. From the friendliness of its people (at a cost) ,and the awesome ancients sites of Abu Simble, Luxor and Cairo to the joy of haggling in a local market or smoking Hookah pipes on a Cairo rooftop playing backgammon and the pure relaxation of chilling in Dahab on the Red Sea and the sense of achievement of climbing Mount Sinai. A truly remarkable country.

Hope this helps


Thanks for taking the time to write all that - useful to get your view.

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