Historic places in India

FIND YOUR PASSION BEFORE YOUR PASSPORT If you wouldn’t do it at home, you’re not going to magically enjoy it abroad. If you can, try and do a bit of volunteering in different sectors at home before settling on one that you’re going to be doing for a prolonged period in a foreign country.

Adjusting to India was an enormous challenge, particularly because, as a volunteer, I was living in the most un-touristy reaches of the country. And, while this is precisely the beauty of volunteering – the opportunity to eat, sleep and breathe the country in the same taste, feel and smell as the majority of the locals – it is also its greatest challenge.

I was fortunate in that I guessed correctly, hypothesising that my enjoyment of children and relative ability to spell correctly would make teaching the right path for me. But it is better – for you and the people/animals/ organisation you are setting out to work with – if you make sure you’re going to be able to sustain your passion for the duration of your trip.

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