Tag Archives: Gap Year

First Week

I still remember my first day in China, it was September 1st 2007. I’d landed into a hot, humid, hectic jumble of a city; Beijing. I had just begun what was to be a year of volunteering in a town … Continue reading

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Guts and Bai Jiu

On my year out as a voluntary English teacher a fellow Brit and I were sent to the back and beyond of China. We couldn’t even pronounce the name of the region, let alone point out on a map. The … Continue reading

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The First Journey

Back when I was a young and impressionable seventeen year-old, I took a train from my home town in West Yorkshire to Oban. Oban is a small city on the west coast of Scotland, and the gateway to the Hebrides. … Continue reading

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