Aussie slang I miss (and will never fully understand)

When non-Aussies think of Australia, I like to believe we push those pre-conceived perceptions of everyone saying things like “Crikey!” and “G’day mate!” and “Bonzaaaa” away from our minds. Obviously, not everyone says those things and I’m pretty certain only one person ever said “Crikey” (RIP).

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One month into our working holiday!

IMG_5949Main thing I learned about Australia: the people are the NICEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. Seriously, we made friends with a transportation police officer because he heard our accents and said he lived in Houston and London. Continue reading “One month into our working holiday!”

Getting started in Australia on a working holiday

Sydney Opera HouseSo you’re thinking about a working holiday in Australia? Boasting some of the most livable cities in the world, it’s a wonderful option for young adults to get international work experience while living in a new culture. Continue reading “Getting started in Australia on a working holiday”

Going on a working holiday? Take care of these 4 things first!

IMG_5749When going on any trip, you have to take care of a few things: stop your mail, ask the neighbor to feed your cat, unplug your electronics, and set timers for your outside lights. Just your average run-of-the-mill vacation checklist stuff. But, when leaving on a long journey, like a working holiday which can last for up to a year, this list gets longer and even more important.

You’ve applied for your visa, bought your tickets, arranged for accommodation, and are raring to start your working adventure. All the big stuff is taken care of at your destination, but what about the at home? Before you leave the country, there are some annoying adult stuff you cannot overlook. Continue reading “Going on a working holiday? Take care of these 4 things first!”