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10 Obscure Gap Year Destinations

22/04/2014 08:56 BST | Updated 22/04/2014 08:59 BST
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It's tempting to be lazy on your gap year and do what everyone else does; travel to Thailand and go to a full moon party, then "explore" Vietnam and Cambodia.

Or backpack in Australia and learn to surf. Or travel to Kenya and volunteer at a rehabilitation centre for monkeys.

You get the drift.

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The trick is to think outside the box. Instead of going to Kenya, why not Botswana? Or Swaziland? Why not take the plunge and go to China? Or soak up a different culture in Japan?

There are so many opportunities so you don't have to do the standard gap year package. As they say, the world is your oyster.

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