MY GAP YEAR

I was 27 years old when I decided to take a one year sabbatical from my job. Many of my friends had already taken a gap year in their early twenties, so I was very late to the travelling game.

I wanted to do it a little different from the normal type of gap year. Gone were the ideas of heading to Thailand for a hedonistic fueled month of partying followed by working and living in Australia for six months before a quick stop over in America. No, for me I wanted a challenge, I wanted and adventure, to escape my comfort zone and travel to the unknown. All I knew that on June, 3, 2007 at 21:25 my train was leaving Moscow bound for Mongolia. The rest of the journey I would make up as I went along.

So many unexpected highlights. Visiting Tibet. Sleeping on beaches in Mexico. Swimming with Great White Sharks. and I could never tire of watching sunsets and sunrises from the different corners of the world.

That year away changed my life forever, and changed me for the better. I became more confident with strangers, outgoing and curious about our world.

I have so many tales to tell, photographs to show and memories which i’ll cherish forever. It was such a wonderful time of my life.

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