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sarah_kelly
post Jul 14 2009, 12:29 PM
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Hi I am planning on going travelling for 1 year on my own in May 2010. In total I would like to travel for 6 months in Australia, NZ and Thailand and maybe work for 6 months in Australia (if i can find work). Any suggestions on the best way round?

Do you think this is the best time of year to go for weather, looking for work etc?

I am a 24 year old female. Do you think it will be safe?

Most importantly how much money do you think I will need, I will be staying in hostels, eating out now and again and doing some activities? I am hoping 1000.00 ($2000.00) will be enough?

Can anyone offer any advise on how to save money but still have fun and meet new people?
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post Jul 15 2009, 09:56 AM
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Hi Sarah, and welcome to the forums thumbsup.png

I haven't got long on here so I have to be vague and so apologise in advance for that.

Safe? You won't have any problems as long as you have an single ounce of common sense (thousands don't).

Looking for work? You won't have any problems as long as you're reliable, honest and punctual.

The fact that you've stated what you generally 'intend' to be doing I reckon you'll have no problems there also. Is a thousand pounds enough? It depends. For how long do you want it to last you?

Hmmm, how to save money: mix with the locals, be good to them, show willing and you'll probably get cheap (free) accommodation and food. Easy. My biggest advice? Be a willing sport and take a constant positive calculated step towards the Aussies, Kiwis and Thais and you WILL be amazed. You could 'almost' live and enjoy life as long as you want, for free. Almost, yet the vast majority of people don't see this and therefore don't use this to their advantage. No problems there, bye bye, enjoy the ride home. As for you? Well it's up to you. Enjoy!


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post Jul 15 2009, 02:50 PM
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Good Advice ScottWoz

Work isn't hard to find in Oz and if you are willing to work for your accommodation (like working on a sailing boat) you could find yourself enjoying the Whitesundays a few times around.

Australia can be as safe as you want it to be. Common sense is something you should rely on, follow your instincts and you will be fine.

As for meeting people, you can't help not too. All travellers and locals are extremely friendly. In general aussies are very hospitable and I got a few invites on places to stay while I travelled there.

Have fun on your trip.


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