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  1. Ravin

    impressive article!
    loved your travel journey and thanks for sharing trip experience. Specially you look very beautiful.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Thank you very much!

  2. Mark

    Thank you for so many helpful tips on staying in Australia! To be honest I was just thinking about how to enjoy an extended stay and you answered all my questions.

    To be honest, the prospect of living for a year and finding a job in Oz seems so daunting and def. feels like a big risk. What if I can’t find work or struggle to pay rent for the year? Then all this effort would be for nought.

    I hope to do it one day but it just seems like a dream that is out of reach.

    Do you have any advice?


    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Mark! I have met many folks that shared your concerns and were able to make it happen. It might not work…but it might—there’s always a gamble in anything that you choose to do in life, so I think it ultimately comes down to what you really want and what your priorities are. Do you want to live in Australia, embrace the local culture and possibly find a job along the way? Or do you prefer the stability of home and having a better grasp on the things around you? There’s no right or wrong answer, it’s purely personal preference.

      That said, there are job boards and Facebook groups around that sometimes offer job listings—but if you’re really looking for work/wanting to stay on the Working Holiday Visa, there won’t necessarily be jobs in your field. A lot of travelers find jobs working in bars and coffee shops or helping as farm hands.

      I hope that helps!