A year in Malawi was my best year ever, from teaching, to diving, to horseback safari ...
My best tip for someone doing a gap year would be don't rush! Go and live in another country, make it a base and travel from there. It saves stressful planning before you know the country, carrying heavy bags everywhere, more travelling options - lifts with people you meet going somewhere that you can't get to by public transport. Saves expensive flights from country to country - so many options to travel over land! You can meet and make lots of new friends not just people to say hi to but forever friends.
I did mine with Project Trust and lived for a year in Malawi. My year was a brilliant mix of working, teaching, playing, learning and travelling, getting to know Malawi and seeing some of the best sights in South Eastern Africa and meeting amazing people!
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