Deciding to take a gap year is a choice that many students and graduates make. Whether you want a break from your studies or you’re looking for the quiet life before getting into the world of work taking a gap year is a great way to see new things and broaden your horizons.
Some travellers prefer to spend their year moving from place to place and others choose one country and take a year to immerse themselves in a new culture. Spain is one country that has proven to be popular with weary students and once you’ve been there you’ll see why.
Here is a little look at just some of the things you could do during your gap year in Spain.
Tapas, tapas, everywhere!
You’ll probably never want to see tapas again once you’ve spent a year in Spain but those tasty little morsels really are the way to foodie heaven. You’ll see more chorizo based dishes than you ever thought possible and get to sample local delicacies such as patatas bravas and tortillas.
Get to know your Gaudi
Checking out the local architecture is one of the best things about travelling and you definitely won’t be disappointed by what you find in Spain. Barcelona is home to the highlights of Gaudi’s work including Casa Batllo and his work in the Parc Guell.
Snow bunny or beach babe?
You’ll be pleased to know you can be both in Spain and in the same day too! If you’re visiting Malaga then you’re not far away from the Sierra Nevada Mountains which boast some of the best skiing in Europe. Once you’re done on the slopes you can head to the beach to top up your tan.
Ready, set, throw that tomato!
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La Tomatina is an annual festival that takes place in Valencia where you literally throw tomatoes at each other. The festival starts with an enormous paella feast and then the next day the tomato throwing begins.
Thousands of people turn up to take part in what is the biggest food fight in the world. Once the tomato throwing is done you all head to the bar for a drink. What could be better?
Dance ’til you drop
If you like to party hard and dance all night then you’d better head to the best party island in the world, Ibiza. The start and the end of the summer season is marked by some of the wildest parties in the world but you’ll have a great time whenever you go.
Earn some pennies
Ok so you probably haven’t come to find work in Spain but getting yourself a seasonal job could make all the difference to your gap year fund. June, July, and August are the best months to find seasonal jobs in Spainso you won’t need to work the whole year.
Bars, hotels, nightclubs, and restaurants will all look for English speaking people to employ for the summer season.