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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