Ötzi the Iceman: Reconstruction by Kennis © South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Foto Ochsenreiter

Ötzi the Iceman: Reconstruction by Kennis © South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Foto Ochsenreiter  
The solar system is an awesome place. Planets, stars, asteroids, you name it, it’s got.  
Closer to home, here on planet Earth, human beings are adapting to an ever changing environment;, be it natural, technological or even commercial, the planet we live on is a dynamic, ever changing, fluid like place! Sounds complicated, I mean, filtering down, through the solar system, to the very point at which an individual is standing on, should be a calculable procedure, but sometimes, it's just pure luck! In 1991, such a bit of incredible luck occurred with the discovery of a mummified Iceman in the Ötztal Alps, of South Tyrol, Italy.
I travelled to Italy in search of this world famous Iceman, aptly named Ötzi, after the place of his discovery. The mummified Ötzi is known to be one of Europe’s oldest examples of an ancient human being, and he is now, quite oddly, a celebrity amongst his human predecessors.

Roaming Newton travelling through The Black Forest

Roaming Newton travelling through The Black Forest
Adventuring through Germany is not the easiest thing on the planet, obstacles appear more often than a new twist in a Harry Potter book. First of all the language, German is not the easiest language to pick up and limited knowledge of it can lead to poor if not rather funny versions of what can be only been classed by a native English speaker as “Deunglish”. Ahh, Deunglish (Deutsch-English) the lesser known language created by the lost traveler and hard done by ex-pat! The next challenge would be to understand the travel systems: planes, trains and automobiles…99% of the time everything runs like clockwork and if there was a 1% mishap well you definitely would not hear the end of it therefore it is best to be on time at all costs.

There are various types of Gap Years that an individual can choose to take. Here are a few options that provides some direction on a Gap Year adventure (adapted from the FirstStep.me Gap Year Guide!).

Gap Years in a nutshell

“I think Africa has a romantic wildness to it that I don’t think other continents necessarily have. “ Rudi Clark (Spirit of Adventure)

We asked Rudi Clark of Spirit of Adventure one question and he gave us five answers!
Why are Gap Year students attracted to Africa?
1.Environment: It is a very beautiful continent laced with countries that consist of extremely diverse environments. This makes for interesting adventures.

Taking a Gap Year can be an experience of a lifetime and making the most of a Gap Year adventure is super important. Here is an infographic adapted from the FirstStep.me Gap Year Guide to help make better and more informed decisions about taking a Gap Year!

Gap Year Checklist Questions