In December 2006 I left my job as 'Interdisciplinary Research Officer' at the University of Manchester. Before setting out on my RTW trip, I carried out a vast amount odf de-cluttering and de-junking, completed (reading) a number of careers books, produced web sites and a chapter for a high-profile book for London Transport Museum
, plus generated some ideas for further articles. I completed my TEFL training in expectation that I would go to Vietnam for 6 months, but after 4 months of problems with i-to-i I received my money back and rethought my plans. The final route generated was as follows: http://www.bex.ww2poster.co.uk/career/rtw_travel.htm
. The original GAP date for South America fell through so I gained an extra 2 weeks in New Zealand.
Whilst away I arranged to work for Oak Hall
over the summer of 2008 as a Tour Leader and had the most enjoyable (if tiring) summer ever working on a number of trips in Europe (see: My Potential Summer Itinerary
), meeting many new people! My last trip with Oak Hall was in November 2008, so this particular blog has come to an end (once I complete the last few entries), as I concentrate on something else
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November 10th 2008
I'm back in the UK, I'm job-hunting! This blog (all 244 entries!) has become a bit of an effort, and as I'm only expecting to travel around sporadically now, I think I'll draw it to a healthy close... there's always the option of adding a few extra entries, or coming back and writing those "Best of the Month" entries I'd originally planned... the travelling itself kinda got in the way of that! 10th November Today I had an all-day interview in Leamington Spa as Communications and Web Officer for CPAS. Great company, great product, great place to live. Unfortunately I was not the first choice, but the second, but was given lots of positive feedback, and was encouraged to continue in looking for these kind of roles. It is likely that I will spend a couple ... read more
October 8th 2008
Europe - United Kingdom - England - West Midlands - Cradley Requested that I remove the main photo, so I have, though I liked it :-)... read more