Australia. Home to the Great Barrier Reef, a tonne of honestly ridiculous wildlife, and above all, the strong TimTam biscuit.
It’s a smashing country – detached from the many and sundry ways you can be killed by pronounced ridiculous wildlife.
I flew out here on a operative holiday visa since we didn’t have a better plan, and we have not looked back.
And, on reflection, we don’t know because everybody doesn’t try it.
Even aside from that age-old British censure of apocalyptic UK weather just vagrant to be transient from, there are so many justifications for it.
First of all, there is a reason that so many Brits have ditched the drizzle to pierce out here.
The lifestyle is laid-back, the beers are always cold ones, and the beaches are world-class.
And how many other countries can exaggerate year-round fever in one state or another?
Australia is the strange hippie haven.
It is a place where it is socially excusable to spend time vital out of a van.
A place where many people don’t even worry wearing boots to the shop.
And there’s more.
Three Australian cities have just done it into this year’s World’s Most Liveable City top ten.
Melbourne is top for the seventh year running.
And Sydney is just bashful of the top-10 accolade, at series 11.
Still not assured by this unreal picture?
Maybe finances will pitch your vote.
Sure, you’ll have to bombard out a garland of cash for the moody over, but, once you’re here, you will be earning upwards of A$21 (£12.80) an hour even if you’re cleaning toilets.
It’ll be way some-more if it’s something you actually need skills for.
Even if you just need time to figure out what it is that you actually wish to do with your life, Oz is a fiscally essential place to do that.
In the UK, we couldn’t have even dreamed of saving up $5,000 in two months.
Here it’s been a piece of cake – when I’m not vital in Melbourne and splurging it all on espresso martinis, that is.
But seriously, Oz is the ideal place to make critical life decisions.
The lifestyle allows you to give yourself space to consider – space divided from the grey London work treadmill – and the collection to do so.
There are thousands of backpackers around to coddle it over with.
And there’s always someone older and some-more lost than you, who will make you feel better about your proxy moody from reality.
A lot of people are here to escape, to shake things up, to make a change.
It creates for an sourroundings that encourages self-reflection.
Plus, this is the hearth of icons such as Kylie Minogue, Steve Irwin, and the ‘just watchful for a mate’ guy:
You can’t repudiate the interest of the place.
Book a ticket.
Pack a bag.
You will not bewail it.
How to Sort Your Australian Working Holiday
Working holidays are now accessible for 18- to 30-year-olds, and cost A$440 (about £270).
You can request for one by going to the Australian supervision website.
If you wish some-more information on how to ready for your Aussie operative holiday, check out this super-detailed blog post we wrote!