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1. Posted by cleanboy (Budding Member 52 posts) 6y

What is up my fellow travellers!

So basically just wanted some advice from your collective travel knowledge. Ive done a bit of travelling nothing special really. Just 1 year autralia then 1 month thailand and im currently doing my second year oz and was wondering where the best place to go next was? i want a challenge really...i was intending on going to japan but apparently to get the years working holiday visa there i have to apply from the country of my passport which is Germany and i dont intend on going anywhere near europe for quite a while.

Basically I want a country i can live and work in for a year thats not in europe...

(BTW i dont have a University degree)

Thanks in advance!

Matt.....

2. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 610 posts) 6y

New Zealand's sweet as!

america! though jobs here are tough to come by.

maybe canada

3. Posted by cleanboy (Budding Member 52 posts) 6y

yeah...no...my plan is to go to canada anyway but only after my year in the country im trying to decide on, new zealand would be a last resort really ha ha and i would like to go to america but its a ryte bastard for anyone not american to get a visa to live and work there best i could get would b 3 months tourist visa as far as im aware...

....

...any other suggestions?

(i would like to live in a country that does not speak english really...)

4. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 6y

You could try getting your TEFL certificate or something to teach English and then go to places where it is in demand ie. China, Thailand and probably a lot more of Asia. Maybe this is even possible in other continents like South America, Africa or the Middle East.

Another option is to volunteer (where you get accomm/food provided). There'd be high demand for volunteer work in countries like India, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, as well as many countries in Africa. You'll get a better deal here (ie no fees) if you come in contact with locals, rather than large organisations, or go to the country first.
Given that Europe, English speaking countries and Japan are not in your preferences, the majority of what's left would be developing countries where wages aren't high to Western standards anyway - so you might not be much worse off volunteering for accomodation/food.