Just a quick shout out to everyone to say Merry Christmas. Where ever you are on this fine day may your belly be full, your glass raised high in celebration and most of all that your happy and healthy. I look forward to celebrating Christmas with some of you next year, it can be my shout at the bar 🙂 http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottfeldstein/ / CC BY 2.0
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
Merry Christmas Everyone
Travel Blogger Friday #3
Well its that time again, Travel Blogger Friday make that Thursday. With Christmas upon us I have brought this weeks contestant on theaussienomad.com forward a day. This week we have Michael from The Mobile Lawyer. I thought it fitting that Michael’s post on Rental Car Insurance in Oz be posted today. You see as I was headed out to begin the long list of duties my parents had bestowed upon […]
Travel Should Be About The Little Things
As the next few days temperature starts to warm up or more commonly known as perfect beer drinking weather in Australia. I am reminded how hot weather and Christmas go hand in hand here in the land down under. We wake Christmas morning to the sun beating down, dress in shorts and a singlet, before running to greet the gifts Santa has brought us. Followed is a lunch, a great […]
What To Do With All My Belongings
Having made the great decision to travel the world I was feeling pretty excited. I had told my family and begun the task of deciding where to go first. Then that excitement turned into an oh my god moment. What to do with all of my belongings. The ute I have a loan for, the furniture, the bills and an endless list of other bits and pieces that I was […]
Travel Blogger Friday #2
It seems the more I get into this great travel community the more great stuff I find. Instead of highlighting 50 articles you should read and just overloading the page with complete randomness. I’ll just keep it to sharing one gem I found and keep you and I both sane a little longer. This week it was Johnny Vagabond’s article Use a Squat Toilet in 5 Easy Steps that made […]
The Fear of Telling My Work Mates
I’m sitting outside, beer in one hand cheese and kabana in the other talking away about all things geeky and IT related and a thought pops into my head. The alcohol somehow bringing the repressed thought to the forefront right when you don’t require it. How do I tell these colleagues of mine that I’m leaving? Like many others all over the world, I was celebrating my work christmas party. […]