OK, so you have been made redundant and lost your job. First of all, relax, don’t blame yourself. The global recession has hit every one and you are not alone. Official figures show that over 2 million people in the UK are now unemployed.
Instead see this as a blessing to finally get to do some of those things you have been dreaming of doing for so long. But before you jump head first into a new business adventure, take some time of to reorganise and get what you are owed. Remember if you are terminated from your job, most of the time you are due some compensation. Also see what grants and benefits are available. Once you have a nice little surplus on your bank account, why not take the opportunity to finally see the world. Take a look below at the top 10 places in the world to travel to if you have lost your job and need to recharge your batteries:
1. Lhasa, Tibet
Despite the troubles with Chinese domination, the capital of Tibet is still a place of timeless tranquillity and spirituality. The perfect place to recharge and gain inspiration. This ancient city was once the heart and soul in Asia, and that spirit can still be found there. Must see is the Potala Palace that looms over the city.
2. Otavalo, Ecuador
The worlds largest market of hand made crafts is a display of colours, life and spirit, as local Indians gather to trade their crafts.
3. Taj Mahal, India
This great monument to earthly love remains one of the worlds true wonders.
4. Angell Falls, Venezuela
The highest waterfalls of all the world are also incredibly scenic. Get there in a canoe up the river, remarkable!
5. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
A free reserve where baboons and rhino’s roam free among the lush backdrop of the African nature.
6. Tikal, Guatemala
This ancient Mayan city is now in ruins, but it is still in remarkably good shape and will really make your imagination run wild.
7. Placencia, Belize
Perhaps one of the last undiscovered gems even among backpackers. This sandy peninsula offers total relaxation at the beach.
8. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
No need to say more, the Galapagos Islands hold both amazing wildlife and a symbolic value as the inspiration for Darwin’s work.
9. Pak Ou, Laos
25 km from Luang Prabang is the ancient and magnificent caves of Pak Ou. These caves have been used by devout Buddhists for hundreds of years.
10. Kampala, Uganda
The last place, but not least, is the mountain gorilla habitat of Kampala, Uganda.
Taking a trip to any of those places will be an experience which will last a lifetime. You will come back with so much energy and inspiration. These things help shape us as human beings and give us a new perspectives on life. Once home get yourself some wonderful matt laminated business cards to give out to your network which have been enriched by the great places which have inspired you to move on with your life and start afresh.