After a rather unsuccessful, but never the less enjoyable first day we where determined to do better. Our determination paid off and we managed to avoid getting lost and saw some of Rio De Janeiro’s most famous sites. Yes!
This is from Ben’s diary during his time in South Africa.
3rd January 2011
Happy New Year everyone.
I hope you have all had a good time and enjoyed yourselves in whatever you have been up to.
A few days ago I was asked If I could check out a hotel search engine called the Hotel Calulator. I was a bit dubious at first, as I have had mixed results with hotel booking search engines before, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Calculator! Read on to get my verdict…
Chile is going to be the last leg in our tour of South America, but by no means are we looking forward to it any less than the other countries along the way. Quite the opposite! Chile has some amazing attractions so read on to find out the ones we are most looking forward to.
So far I have been focusing on where we are about to go, but it occured to me yesterday that it would be a nice idea to have a post about where we come from and the surrounding areas. What better way to do it than in a picture post (plus the fact I wanted an excuse to test my new travel camera).
Now this is hard! It is very easy to get carried away, I know personally my “places to visit” list is becoming ridiculously long, but at the same time, a trip isn’t a trip without places to visit! With this in mind there are a couple of things you should take into account when choosing where to go.
Like any holiday, when you go traveling you have a lot to look forward to. For me though, its not just the obvious things that I’m looking forward to, like warm weather and so on, but there’s a number of more unusual things that I am looking forward to equally as much.
As you may know, Ben, being the lucky guy that he is, left for South Africa on Monday and will be sunning himself out there for four weeks. If all goes well, we will bring you a couple of posts from him about his time out there, and of course pictures also. But before all of that, it only seems fair I give the country a brief introduction.
When leaving school (college or Sixth Form) you have three main options. Go straight to Uni, get a full time job, or take a gap year. This is a very important decision to make, it could have life changing effects so you shouldn’t jump in to anything without giving it careful thought. With this in mind, I’m going to tell you why I think taking a gap year is the best option.
Planning this sort of trip is not by any means easy, and anything that can take some the pain out of the planning process is welcomed. Its not just the gathering of information that is hard, its how to store it and keep it organized once you have got it that can be the real tricky part.