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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 Blogger Friday 15

I don’t know about you but I have moments when I’m all over my RSS reader like a pit pull on a poodle and everything gets read. Then there are other times I refuse to open it for fear of loosing a day catching up on everything. Today I forced myself to catch up because I was feeling like a bad blogging buddy for not reading my friends blogs. Progressing […]

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My First Overseas Trip Part 7

If you’ve missed the first six installments in My First Overseas Trip you can find them here. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 Anybody can travel overseas and take a million and one photos to bring back to show friends and family. While photo’s are great you miss the sounds and the feeling of being there with photos. When I first travelled overseas […]

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Getting Around Europe

What do you choose? Eurail pass, busabout, fly or just wing it and pay as you go? Which is cheaper, which is going to be the most comfortable, which will allow you to get some sleep?? The questions are endless when deciding on what is the best way to get around Europe. I’ve gone back and forth over how to travel around Europe when I leave in April, and to […]

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Travel Blogger Friday 14

Nothing’s more exiting than flying off to begin your RTW adventure. The joy, the excitement, the OMG I hope they let me fly oh please let me go. While I’m still lagging behind on 43 days till I fly out the lovely D from dtravelsround.com has already hit departure date and landed herself in London (can you tell I’m jealous). Before she left however there was a nervous moment when […]

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My First Overseas Trip Part 6

If you’ve missed the first five installments in My First Overseas Trip you can find them here. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 After feasting on Hong Kong for a few days it was time to serve up dessert in the way of Singapore. Girlfriend was more excited than I, but then she had of course been there before and wanted to play tour guide […]

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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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