australia

So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

One of the most popular means of temporarily living abroad is doing a working holiday in Australia. You can see why it's popular - the visa is easy for many nationalities to get, it's a trip into sunshine while earning money, it's a very easy country to travel, it's aimed at young people (the age… Continue reading So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

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australia

50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

You know you've been a backpacker in Australia when... 1. You have a love/hate relationship with goon. (yes I am happy that I started this post off with a nice big picture of my finest goon!!) 2. You've taken a selfie with a kangaroo. 3. You know the frustration of Aussie wifi. 4. You don't… Continue reading 50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

australia · oceania

A Year Working In Australia: An Overview

So I just slipped off the radar for a few weeks there - the reason? I actually got a last minute job working in a country pub in the middle of the, well, country. This meant no internet apart from a little bit of data, and made it nigh on impossible to do any updates… Continue reading A Year Working In Australia: An Overview

australia · travel tips

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel

After months of travelling around hostels and changing beds every few days, we were looking forward to settling down in Brisbane and getting our own apartment. We spent five weeks (four weeks too many) living in a central hostel with a party atmosphere before moving to a laid-back "sharehouse"-type hostel closer to my work. Cut… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel

australia · travel tips

My Ultimate Budgeting Guide For Your Backpacking Trip To Australia

[updated 24/09/16] Australia is notoriously expensive for travelling; another reason amongst many to work and travel in this vast country. We therefore arrived bracing ourselves for the costs, particularly after our cheap as chips travel in Asia. In fact, the first thing I did was go to buy a bottle of water at the airport… Continue reading My Ultimate Budgeting Guide For Your Backpacking Trip To Australia