This was a mini-break (sabbatical or career break whatever you may call it) I took, which was only for 5 months. This was only to experiment with how I would react when I didn’t have a job, which has never happened in the past 14 years of my career. I did have a list of things I wanted to do during this break.
I re-worked on my list many times for my career break/sabbatical. But plans changed and it was constantly changing even till the last few weeks. I had a few things initially, about 7 months before that break and at the end, it changed completely to a different list. I booked, cancelled, re-booked and cancelled the flight tickets again and again.
However, below is the list of places I managed to cover during my career break/sabbatical:
Striked out ones in the list indicate the places I cancelled during my planning.
Other ones in the list indicate the places I travelled to.
Note: I was based out of Bangalore during my break.
Bhutan for 7 days
Dhaka (Bangladesh) for 3 days
Israel and Jordon for 2-3 weeks
Maldives for 5 days
Swimming with Whale Sharks
Morocco for 3 days
Myanmar for 5 days
Philippines for 2 weeksSwimming with Whale Sharks
Portugal for 1 week
Romania for 1 week (volunteering only)
Switzerland (Zurich only)
Perth for 6 days
Bungle Bungle Range
Kalbarri National ParkKarinji National ParkPenguin IslandPink Lake (Lake Hillier)
Rottnest Island (2 days)
Wave Rock (1 day)
Bhubaneswar for 1 day
Jaipur Hawa MahalMubarak MahalPitam Niwas Chowk and Chandra Mahal