The Bar Exam is Over-Begin Bar Exodus

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After many grueling months of nonstop bar prep, the dreaded bar exam is over. Can you believe it? You might still be in a bit of a bar prep daze. You may still find yourself jerking awake to start your bar prep for the day. Don't worry. This learned behavior will soon melt away with time.

Hopefully you walked out of your bar exam center feeling good about your performance. But, for those of you who feel like you didn't ace the bar exam'there's absolutely no reason to fret. All you want is to pass the exam. Passing is 65%. So, ask yourself, do you feel you got a D on the exam? If so, then you're golden! Many students make the mistake of worrying that they didn't get an amazing 'grade' on the bar exam. They walk out feeling like they've failed since they didn't feel as confident on their answers as they may have on the final they aced during law school.

Your standard is a D! All you want to get is a 65%! There's no point in wondering if you've hit this mark. What you should focus on right now is taking a breather and then finding a job if you already haven't lined one up.

So, on to taking a breather. Many students, upon finishing the bar exam, take a bar exam exodus. Now, while many students go on the rote 'back-packing-through-Europe' trip, why not visit a few places in the world that are slightly less cliché, and slightly more surreal. The world is full of magic.

Here is our list of favorite surreal places to visit during your bar exodus.

  1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China
    This is a series of small mountains and valleys that you'll have to see to believe. A rainbow formation can be seen on the façade of the mountain range, resulting from red sandstone and mineral deposits that have been laid down for over 24 million years.
  2. Mount Roraima in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana
    These amazing mountains have formed to resemble a grand tabletop. They are some of the oldest geological formations on the planet, dating back to around 2 billion years ago. And, the best part! They were the inspiration for Paradise Falls in Disney's Up.
  3. Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey
    You've seen photos of these surreal round mountain ranges before, but probably thought they were computer generated. Tourists have begun to flock to this site, taking in the amazing mountain formations and scenery. It's even become a popular spot with tourists to hot air balloon from!
  4. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives
    This is probably one of the most magical places on Earth. At night it looks like the ocean is reflecting the stars in the sky, but in reality, the bioluminescence in the water is actually a result of the phytoplankton floating around. It's truly an awe-inspiring place.
  5. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine
    You've definitely seen photos of this place trolling around on your Pinterest. It's a real, working train tunnel in the Ukraine. The railway engulfed by leaves has become a hotspot for lovers and tourists to take photos. But, be careful, a train runs through the tracks three times a day to deliver wood to a factory!

We're always advocates of a beautiful vacation in the Marais, sipping an espresso and eating a croissant. But, why not leave that for later, and treat your bar-prep-weary self to a breathtakingly surreal place to visit.

Happy Travels!

Updated on Aug 18, 2016