I have taken two extended breaks from the UK to travel and work:
India (Sep 03–Feb 04)
Travelled around India, from Mumbai south to Kerala and Tamil Nadu, then north to Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Stopped en route to study Keralan cooking, Hindi, yoga and tabla.
Australia and New Zealand (Oct 01–May 02)
Worked as a sailing Instructor for Sydney Harbour Escapes in Rose Bay, Sydney. Travelled around Australia and the South Island of New Zealand.