In another thread, I read about some organizations for travelers who can volunteer in a different country in exchange for free accommodation and food for a minimum of 1-2 months. Now, that sounds tempting to me who loves to travel solo and volunteer!
Before I came to work here, when I worked in Afghanistan, a friend was working at an orphanage here and she mentioned about the possibility of me volunteering for 2-3weeks in exchange for free accommodation though I will have to pay for my food and transportation. I was so excited about that trip! Unfortunately, because of the revolution here at that time, it didn't work out.
At this time, after working apart from family for 5 years now and not being able to truly travel and volunteer (I travelled with family/friends on 15-20 days vacation only), part of me has been wanting to take a break to travel and volunteer. Maybe 1-2months. Or possibly 3 months so I can also be with my dad and my family.
On the other hand, I know I had to work immediately if I want to take advantage of getting the best job since most companies tend to offer you higher salary/best package when you are still employed. I could lose that leverage if I don't secure a job before I leave Egypt. I might have difficulty getting a better job if I become unemployed for 3months...
Yet, the thought of having to travel and volunteer is so tempting i am still awake at this time when I should be sleeping!
So here I am, asking for your advice. What would you do, if you are in my shoes?