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"I've been living in Mombasa, Kenya for over one month now as a volunteer teacher and I'm head over heels in love with the place..."
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Our gap year community reveals the most incredible backpacking experiences a lifetime can have. Read 'em and weep backpackers...
Rebecca Root offers up her tips on how not to look stupid trying surfing for the first time, half the gap year time could've done with this guide a while back.
In what sounds like the synopsis for a Stephen King novel, a colony of 40 severely inbred adults and children have been found living in a remote valley in Australia.
Talk about taking the plunge: Chris and Janet Wright have hit the headlines following their wedding ceremony which took place 12 metres under the sea in the Maldives.
This is a selection of quotes from Nelson Mandela, who has sadly passed on. He was one of the wisest and greatest leaders the world has ever known.
Did you enter our awesome I'm a Backpacker... Get Me in There competition? Find out if your pic is in the running to win a trip to the Gold Coast in Australia...