Sofia’s Photo Diary: Pure Beauty in the Philippines

Sofia is taking a career break, exploring parts of the world she’s never seen before, and has been sharing her journey with us here on the Patchwork blog. So far she’s showed us bustling Rajasthan, the beautiful landscapes of South ...

Sofia’s Career Break Photo Diary: Myanmar

So far, you’ve read about Sofia’s adventures in India and Nepal and seen the beautiful photos she’s taken along the way. This week Sofia’s in Myanmar (formerly Burma) – a country that has captured her attention and imagination sinc...

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Sofia’s Career Break: South India Photo Diary

Patchwork pal Sofia is taking a career break. She’s taking 6 months out to travel the world and she’s sharing her incredible journey with us here on our blog. Last time, we shared her top tips for Northern India. This time, she’s t...

Sofia’s Career Break in India: A Photo Diary

We’ve written about the fear, joy and many rewards that come with taking a career break. And although we hope everyone at Patchwork will sit still for the next few years we’re very happy that the lovely Sofia has packed her bags and ...

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World Photo Day: Our Favourite Travel Photos

To celebrate #WorldPhotoDay we’re sharing some of our favourite travel photos from the people who make our image gallery so beautiful. Without this talented crew, creating a travel patchwork would be a lot less inspiring. Check them out:...

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6 Work Experience Gap Year Ideas

Gap years aren’t always all about teaching children, feeding rescued animals or working in an orphanage. You can get the same immersive experience in a new country and a new culture whilst learning about a job that you want to do when ...

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Gap Year Ideas: Working with Animals

Whether you want to wash elephants, count coral-dwelling crustaceans or bottle-feed orphaned donkeys, here are our top five gap year experiences for animal lovers: Head to Udaipur in Northern India with Pod Volunteer and spend your time ...

Gap Year Competition: Win A Camera

We’re seeing more and more gap year travel patchworks on the site, so we’ve decided to run a competition to celebrate. We’re giving away a Panasonic Lumix Superzoom Compact Camera worth £169, so you can document your travels in style...

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Jo’s Career Break Gap Year

Our Jo did the thing we all dream about, but are too scared to do. She took a career break gap year. And she loved it. Read on to find out her answers to all of the big gap year questions. At 26 I had friends I loved, was renting a beaut...

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Five Amazing Gap Projects in Asia

Islands in Thailand, mountains in Nepal and high-rise cities in China. Asia is a huge continent (like ridiculously huge) with endless possibilities for gap year adventures – which is good to know but not massively helpful! So in an attem...

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