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A Break in Between

The high school focuses on the textbook education of a child. As a student, you will be provided with insights on the Nazis and the best topography for the coniferous trees. But by the time you graduate from high school, you get so focused on your formal education that you are completely burnt out for the real world. There are still lessons waiting for you out there, many of which you need to learn before you enter your university and get a taste of the real world.

Although most students head directly from the high school to the university courses, it can be healthy to take a break from school and focus on building your character for once. What most people don’t believe is that education can be continued outside a classroom too.

A gap year is the answer for such students who are lost. It will give you the opportunity to take a breath before you dive headlong into university life. You can go to another country and instead of simply reading about the place you get a firsthand experience of its culture, traditions, and people. The change in scenery will aid in your networking and give you a global perspective on life.

The one-year gap is a breather for you to understand what you want to pursue in your life. You will get the experience of making tough decisions and be more independent.

Here are 4 benefits of taking a gap year in a country that is not yours.

  1. Accelerated maturity

You can be a good student easily but there is nothing to support your statement. A gap year allows you to gain quality life experiences. You get to witness different things the world has to offer, from new sites to new foods. You learn about the people and more importantly, about yourself. Living in a place that is not your home allows you to handle things on your own, making you more responsible and self-reliant.

  1. Better performance in college

If you are a student struggling to decide upon your major in college, the bridge year gives you a chance to explore your interests and allows you to make an informed decision regarding your field of study. It also gives you the time to refine the specific skills you feel you are lacking and catch up on them before you begin university.

  1. Boost your job prospects

Since you return to college invigorated with a newly found confidence and perspective, you will have a better chance at any future employment prospects. You will be able to cater to the needs of diverse customers. Your time spent volunteering will be proof of your empathetic side which most employers seek while hiring.

  1. Discover a hidden passion

In one year’s time, you can learn a new language or pursue a new hobby. Maybe you can even hone a previous skill of yours like writing, public speaking, and cooking. These skills will give you an edge in your career or help you in your personal life by making you feel relaxed. Either way, you’ll become a well-rounded person creating positive opportunities along your way and leading a rich and rewarded life.

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Top 5 places to visit post-corona

The unexpected wallop of the novel Corona Virus has violently thrown and locked us up in our homes. We are all stuck in our beds dreaming about the sublime places we can only wish to visit anytime soon. While nature is at it’s zenith right now, exploring  some of them post- lockdown would be different and mesmerising! Let’s put them on your radar.

KATHMANDU

A glimpse from trekking base camp, Mt. Everest.

Kathmandu, the name of serenity and tranquility. Located at a whopping height of 4600 feet, the city is the capital and the only metropolitan city of Nepal.

It offers everything— ranging from spiritual peace to thrilling adventures, all one place. It’s monasteries, temples and notable places of Buddha’s life are the major spiritual tourist hotspots. Trekking, rafting, rock climbing and a hot air balloon ride are a few attractions from a bunch the place offers!

BRANSON, MISSOURI

Popularly called, “The Live Music Capital of the Universe”, Branson has over 50 musical theatres! It has almost every genre of live music. The outdoor recreational activities likes biking, climbing and canoeing, make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. This is an awesome place to visit with family.

HONOLULU

Situated in Hawaii, Honolulu is the capital of the country, best known for beaches and tourism. Waikiki beach is one of the busiest and most popular beaches. You can have thrilling water adventures in waves, be it canoeing or paddle-boarding. This should be a go-to destination for all water sport freaks!

DUBAI

Why not, Dubai has to be there. And guess what, Dubai is already planning to open it’s tourism. With the most exotic malls, Dubai is famous as a shopping centre. necessary and thrilling visit to the world’s largest skyscraper and structure— The Burj Khalifa. `The Palm Island is the largest artificially created island, with the best recreational activities. The country has amazingly maintained a low temperature throughout the island, while the country has one of the most arid climates. 

HARIDWAR

Well known for some of the oldest temples and Ram Setu, Haridwar is a tourist hotspot. But more than any of that, River Ganga needs to be given a prime importance. Since the outset of lockdown in India, the industrial dumping of effluents has stopped and the river is at it’s peak of beauty. Pure, cold and soothing— everything you need after a long and tiring stay in your house!

Let the adventure begin!

SIKKIM – Beauty Of North-East

Sikkim wan an independent kingdom ruled by Namgyal. Namgyal dynasty was founded by Phuntsog Namgyal in 1642. Over the years kingdom witnesses several raids and provincial losses. In 1700, the Sikkim was attacked by the Bhutanese. Between 1717 and 1733, the kingdom faced many attacks by Nepalese and Bhutanese lead to the destruction of the capital Rabdentse.In the 19th century, Sikkim become a British Protectorate. On 16 may 1975 Sikkim become the 22nd state of the Indian union.

Sikkim capital is Gangtok. Almost 35% of the state land is covered by Khangchendzonga National Park. Sikkim is the least populous state among all the Indian states. Sikkim is unforgettable for its biodiversity and as being the host to the second-highest mountain in the world Kangchenjunga.

Sikkim’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture and tourism. Sikkim accounts for the second-highest spices producers. Sikkim is the Home Of Ancient Buddhist Monasteries. Weather is pleasant in almost all part of Sikkim throughout the year and that makes it the one of favourite holidays destination. Sikkim attraction its waterfalls, virgin forest, alpine meadows make Sikkim be in the bucket list of traveller. Sikkim surrounds the most astonishing pristine natural beauty of the Himalayas which has to explore. You will find a unique essence of nature in Sikkim.

These places in Sikkim are known for their magnificence and natural beauty.

  1. Gangtok-Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and it is the most visited place in Sikkim. Gangtok is surrounded by natural attraction Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri falls, Kyongnsola Waterfall and many more. Gangtok is also famous for its arrangement in trekking and hiking. Gangtok is a must-visit place in Sikkim.

2. Pelling– Pelling is a must-visit place in the west district of Sikkim, the main attraction of the place is the incredible sight of the Khangchendzonga and the neighbouring peaks.Rich in heritage and culture and two old Buddhist monasteries. Pelling is one of the best-chosen tourist places in Sikkim. More than that, Pelling is the place where all the astonishing tourist spots of West Sikkim can be visited. City blesses you with breathing view from singshore bridge and city has the largest fall in the city and there are many more amazing places to visit Sewaro Rock Garden, Sewaro Rock Garden and many more.

3. Yuksom-Yuksom is a beautiful town located in the western region of Sikkim. Yuksom has historical importance to the Sikkimese with the first Chogyal crowned here. The Khecheopalri Lake considered holy by the Sikkimese is another tourist attraction of the place. Dubdi Monastery, Kathok Wodsalin monastery, Norbugang Park are some of the historic and charming places to visit Yuksom.

4.Lachen -Lachen is situated in the northern part of Sikkim and it is the least populated and reason being a natural beauty here is preserved. The serene vegetation is worth praising. The major attraction of these place is Chopta Valley, Green Lake, Cho-Lamu, Gurudongmar Lake and Shinghba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

There are many more amazing places to visit in Sikkim including Lachung ,Changu lake ,Naathula pass ,Teesta river and many more .

These are some of the interesting facts about Sikkim

1. Sikkim is a nation turned state.

2. Sikkim has eleven official languages.

3. Sikkim has the third-highest literacy rate in India.

4. Sikkim has 28 mountain peaks and more than 80 glaciers.

5.Every year International Flower Festival is held in Sikkim.

6. The red panda is a state animal of Sikkim.

7. Sikkim has over 552 different species of birds and 690 species of butterflies.

8. It is the third-smallest GDP among all the state of India.

9. Sikkim has 227 altitudes lakes ,five major hot springs and more than 100 river and stream.

10. Sikkim has 619,000 inhabitants.

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