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1. Posted by Brookejb_ (Budding Member 14 posts) 26w

I'm from Australia, and I want to go and do a working holiday but I'm so stuck between the UK and Canada.
Guys list off some good places you've lived/travelled. I'm 22 and need to find my independence and do something different.
Somewhere reasonably priced and good night life.
Cheers. 😛

2. Posted by saidch (Budding Member 35 posts) 26w

Hello fellow traveler!

I have live in europe for many years, in France specifically, but i dont encourage to go there now as they have big economic problems.

I can't tell you about the UK and Canada, as i never been to these countries, however from what i know from friends is that in Canada, it s a very ''dead'' country, no gd nightlife..

I was in Prague last summer, i met many US people who came there and settled now in order to work as travel agents or many other things and they are very happy there. Everything is very cheap there (eastern europe) and nightlife is just awesome! all countries in eastern europe are known for their nightlife.

I wish you all the luck!

Cheers!!

3. Posted by OldPro (Respected Member 281 posts) 26w

The weather in Canada is better than in the UK for the most part. While Canada gets snow in winter, everyone does not live in igloos as some seem to think. In summer, there is an actual summer that you as an Australian would recognize as such. In the UK, while the winters are mild temperature wise and snow is not as common, the summers often are hard to tell apart from the rest of the year. Dull, grey, drizzle.

As for nightlife, all the major cities in Canada will have more than enough nightlife of whatever kind you want as will those in the UK. The difference is that in Canada we do not have 'lager louts' of which the UK has an abundance. You are far less likely to find girls falling down drunk in the streets in Canada or guys getting into fights as a regular Friday night pastime.

Of course if you are one of those Australians who prefer the lager lout culture, then it's the UK hands down for you mate.

As for reasonably priced, that is a meaningless phrase. What's a reasonable price and for what?

I would suggest you do some research on working holidays and what those who have done one in various countries have to say about it. Simply asking a question here on a travel forum is not doing research. Look for blog posts, youtube videos etc. like this one: https://www.gapyear.com/boards/viewthread/58939

Just asking a question and sitting back waiting for others to give you answers isn't going to get you far. You have to do the work yourself to find out what's what.

4. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 653 posts) 26w

I suggest you ignore the elderly Canadian's view on nightlife in the UK. What we do have is pub culture a bit like in Australia but in my opinion a bit better. :-) You guys tend to have bars, we have those too but also pubs everywhere. And not many fights unless you go looking for them. :-)

Check out Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow. A lot of backpackers spend some time working in the Scottish Highlands too, but not much nightlife there! Works well with Glasgow or Edinburgh though.

The advantage of coming to the UK is we have cheap flights to everywhere in Europe, you can take weekend breaks and see a lot of places.

5. Posted by Brookejb_ (Budding Member 14 posts) 26w

Thanks for the replies. I'll check it out. Oldpro that's what I'm doing. Of course I'm not relying on a few travellers comments on this it's too add opinion and get ideas. Not go with what a comment says. That comment is annoying. Lol

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7. Posted by annikawilson (Budding Member 7 posts) 23w

You can visit south India, it is the best destination to travel with family or friends. There are many destinations such as Goa, Kerala, Kodaikanal and Coorg etc

8. Posted by rachris (Budding Member 8 posts) 21w

I am from the UK and it is a beautiful country that has plenty to offer and compared to Australia it will be cheap. Particularly with the pound bombing after Brexit. I am sure that you could get a working holiday visa and could find work to keep you going. We have loads of history, great architecture, beautiful beaches, plenty of local brews and I think it's pretty safe.
Good luck and I'm sure you will gain something from whichever decision you make!

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10. Posted by Training13 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 19w

Wellcome to Russia bro! I can help you with flat and work in Novosibirsk.