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1. Posted by patience (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

I was over in oz from march to early june this year. Really liked it but i went home for the summer and the world cup and stuff. My visa runs out next march. Ive got more money saved up now than the 1st time I went and was thinking of going back for the aussie summer. I didnt do the east coast and the ashes are on too so thats another good reason to go back for a few months. Also I hate english winters!

My dilemma is i could keep saving and next june have around £8k saved. Then go across the usa and to new zealand. I think id have enough money to do that. Also ive never been to america but would love to go.
So im not sure what to do. Ive been asking people but everyone seems as lost as me. Its not a bad position to be in though. Im not complaining

What would you do in my position?

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 14, 2006 4:36 PM by patience ]

2. Posted by jenko2 (Full Member 123 posts) 10y

its up to you you have to decide . tho you could always buy a around the world ticket and then do the rest of aus on a tourist visa. what ever you decide hope you have a good trip.

3. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

well you dont like english winters and would like to see the ashes so i would definetely say come to Aus and NZ as it is summer here and the ashes are in Aus.

As for the USA i cant realy give you advice on that but if you want to do it and can afford it then you should go for it

4. Posted by kalimero (Budding Member 50 posts) 10y

i would go back to australia .. work until your visa finishes and then travel around australia, im pretty sure you can stay up to 3 months on a tourist visa when you're working holiday visa finishes (just make sure you check this info)..

and on the way back go to New Zealand and USA. If you buy a round the world ticket, you'd probably be able to stop in fiji or cook island or both ..i would recommend it... why not if you can afford it. it depends how long you're planning on doing NZ & USA ...cuz plane tickets are only valid for one year... and its best to do the US in summer ..

you can easily buy a open jaw ticket, basically enter in Christchurch and fly back from Auckland .. arrive in Los Angeles - overland to New York then fly from New York to London.

then you wouldnt have to do an english winter ...

good luck .. carol

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Patience

When i am in the situation, where i like equally two options, i usually choose the one which costs the least. In fact, if i did not do it this way, i would be unable to make the decision.