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One Year On: Lessons Learnt in a Year of Travel

I set off to travel the world exactly one year ago today. (Happy 23rd birthday! Now go take an international flight and sit on an aeroplane forever). Phea and I flew for 19 hours, stopping over in Hong Kong just long enough to screw up our [...]

2018-01-26T17:21:02+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Australia, Inspiration, Ramblings|0 Comments

Finding Work in Australia: The Only Resource You Need

I've written a lot on the topic of working holidays in Australia. I've spoken about the preparations for coming to Oz. I've elaborated on the process of getting your second year visa. I've answered all the confusion surrounding starting work. I even went into detail about [...]

2018-02-16T01:52:54+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Australia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Farm work has been one of my best Oz experiences. Here’s why.

In order to get a second year working holiday in Australia, you have to complete 88 days of regional work. This usually means farm work in some capacity: from fruit picking, to vine pruning, to tree planting. There is a clear mentality among backpackers that this [...]

2018-02-16T01:52:41+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Australia, Ramblings|2 Comments

The Backpacker’s Guide to Buying a Car (in every Australian state)

Before I came to Oz, I had never owned a car. In the UK, it seemed an expensive and pointless purchase. Who needs the hassle of shelling out for insurance, and spending loads on petrol? But in Australia, buying a car is a necessity a lot [...]

2018-02-16T01:52:28+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Australia, Budget Backpacking, Travel Tips|0 Comments