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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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Travel Packing List Part 2 – Clothing

Now that my gear packing list is all but finalised, I’m up to deciding on the clothing I should be taking with me to Europe. At home this is normally a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, simple right? No need for the extra options that girls contend with like skirts, bra’s etc… Other travel blogs are quick to suggest clothing advice (which you take with a grain of salt [...]

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Travel Blogger Friday #13

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My First Overseas Trip Part 5

If you’ve missed the first four installments in My First Overseas Trip you can find them here. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. It’s touristy, its overly expensive but gosh darn is it fun. Disneyland was an exciting moment on the trip, and the fun started at the station as we boarded the Disney Train. With Mickey shaped windows and cool looking mini statues of all your [...]

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One Ticket To Paris Please

Buying the one way ticket to Paris where I start my trip has been the most nervous moment in preparation yet. The sick feeling in my stomach that grew and grew as I filled out the online booking form was seriously making me wonder if I was doing the right thing. Perhaps it was my subconscious trying to pull me back to my safety net, all I knew was that [...]

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Travel Blogger Friday #12

As a soon to be budget backpacker I’ve been doing my best to keep my spending down. I moved from a 2 bedroom unit into a rented room with my sister. Sold off the furniture I didn’t want to keep and am preparing to sell my beloved vehicle to pay out the loan on it. Overall I’m pretty happy with my spending vs saving plan, some things could be improved [...]

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Three Steps To Perfect Vegemite Toast

Recently Cailin from travelyourself.ca was in Australia and while I didn’t get a visit from her she did try Vegemite so I’m willing to let that slide for now. Unfortunately the experience wasn’t up to my satisfaction so I’m going to lay out some steps on eating Vegemite so that you can all love it like I do. First up lets check out Cailin and her attempt. Now I’d be [...]

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