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Youth Mobility Visa Ultimate Guide

Youth Mobility Visa Ultimate Guide

Over 3 years ago I posted about how to apply for a Tier 5 UK Youth Mobility Visa (previously called the working holiday visa) as an Australian. I’d struggled with finding the correct information so thought to share my experience with the world in the hopes it would help somebody else. The response to my posts has been nothing short of amazing since then so to all of you who’ve [...]

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Moving To London

Moving To London

Moving to London was more daunting than any other move I’d ever undertaking in my life. Before I’d move to study or relocate to the city because it’s just what you do. But moving 2 hours drive from home or even another state in Australia is nothing compared to moving to London, one the biggest international cities around on the other side of the world. In the interest of helping [...]

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Career Advice from Travelling

Career Advice from Travelling

Career advice from travelling? I know what your thinking but go with me on this for a minute there’s a message in here. Some people look at travel and the people who do it and think WOW aren’t they lucky. Their off seing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, floating around in the Dead Sea or just enjoying a beer somewhere famous and you can’t help but be jealous of them. It’s [...]

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Anzac Day at Gallipoli, Turkey

Anzac Day at Gallipoli, Turkey

Anzac Day… one of the most solemn days for any Australian or New Zealander as we stop to remember our fallen soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War. The battle at Gallipoli lasted some 8 months between the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and the Turkish Ottoman’s who were allied with Germany at the time. On just the Australian side over 8000 lives were lost [...]

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Bank Accounts and National Insurance Numbers

Bank Accounts and National Insurance Numbers

Before I planned my big moving to London adventure I was concerned about all the paperwork I’d have to fill out just to work here. Bank Accounts I understood, but the National Insurance Number seemed completely foreign to me. The National Insurance Number (think Tax File Number Australians) is required by your employer and while used for tax purposes it also gets you access to free health services should you [...]

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A Welcome Home Sunrise

Welcome Home Sunrise

I’ve just returned home to Australia after some 7-8 months abroad in Europe and one of the first things I noticed was just how much I’ve missed the blue skies and beautiful sunrises I took for granted growing up. I snapped the above photo still half asleep and battling jetlag from my family home yesterday and thought I’d share it. With views like this to wake up to, I can’t [...]

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Do You Avoid Touristy Places When You Travel?

Do You Avoid Touristy Places When You Travel?

I’m not here to debate the off the beaten path versus the typical routes people travel as that’s a whole other story. What I’m getting at is would you go to Rome but avoid the Colosseum or Egypt and avoid the Pyramids just because a bunch of other tourists had the same idea? Why am I asking this? Well a recent comment by a follower on The Aussie Nomad facebook [...]

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Great Ocean Road – The 12 Apostles

12 Apostles - Great Ocean RoadVictoria

The 12 Apostles are an iconic landmark along the Great Ocean Road and are well worth the drive along Victoria’s scenic coastline. I grew up just a short two-three hour drive away and it’s only now that I’ve come to appreciate just how much there is to see and do so close to my home. This lookout point is also just one of the many scattered along the coast and [...]

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Travel And The Internet, Good Or Bad Mix?

Travel Question - Travel And The Internet

I love travel and I love the internet. It’s sort of a given when you start a travel blog and studied in an IT related field but this is less about that and more about how my day-to-day travel life has benefited due to access to the internet. Sure it’s handy to have as a replacement for those guidebooks everybody keeps talking about as a dying market. There are after [...]

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Knokke Beach

Knokke Beach Belgium

Knokke Beach is a 15-20 minute train ride from Bruges (Brugge) but I bet 99% of international tourists have never made the trip. I’d never have gone there had my girlfriend not wanted to take me away to the Belgian coastline. It’s not like Belgium is known for its beaches, beer and chocolate however… Knokke is just one of many places along the coast that Belgians go to for their [...]

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Things To Do In Kerry

Things To Do In Kerry

When you talk about the things you could do in Kerry it’s impossible not to mention the Dingle and Iveragh Peninsulas. Although most of you probably know the Iveragh Peninsula by the tourist road that surrounds it, the Ring of Kerry. Their notoriety as tourist attractions is well-known and in my mind rightly deserved haven experienced them myself. The Dingle Peninsula’s two big attractions outside of the town that bears [...]

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