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Travelling SE Asia from July - Sept then heading to OZ

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1. Posted by tommo_21 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hi there,

Im a 24 year old male looking to leave the UK at the start of july I have not travelled so far yet and I want to travel S.E Asia for a couple of months then head to Oz for work or stay in thailand to teach english....the overall plan is not to go back to the UK for while :)

A few questions:

1 - How much would I need for the travelling? I have estimated i could have £4k (not including flights)
2- would it be best to book the flights up in advance i.e the thailand to Oz flights or are they cheap to do a couple of weeks in advance?
3 - To work in Oz which are the visa options? (i have looked online but it is rather confusing)
4 - Anyone else heading that way during these dates? and has anyone done anything similar before?

Thanks! :)

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4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 4y

Quoting tommo_21

3 - To work in Oz which are the visa options? (i have looked online but it is rather confusing)

As a UK citizen under 31, there's really only one option worth looking at, as it's orders of magnitude easier to get than any other alternative (fill in an online form, pay 180 pound, get it approved within minutes (up to a week maximum)) - the working holiday visa (get it directly from the department of immigration; any other service will charge more).

5. Posted by Payl1993 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

I was teaching english in thailand last year and it was so good that im heading back out there mid july! but i've decided to volunteer in cambodia instead, then go onto vietnam, laos etc, wanting to avoid the UK for a bit too! sorry this isnt of much help but i really share your excitement!! :)
i can give you an idea on prices, i went to the non-touristy parts in the north and everything was dead cheap, you could get a decent meal for a pound. the more touristy parts such as chiang mai and bangkok are a bit more expensive though they are still so much cheaper than the uk.. laos was a bit more expensive, but then i spent the week tubing so the prices were definitely designed for westerners!
if you want any links for free volunteering in thailand (to teach english) let me know.
good luck! :)
pip

6. Posted by Payl1993 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y

and also if you are planning on going tubing in laos i would definitely recommend you stay at Spicy Laos!

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