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1. Posted by buiojon (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

Well, i'm due to head off on my travels at the beginning of May but am starting to think maybe i should wait and save another £2000 because i only have £3000 and by the time i pay for my flights it'll be less. so... do i go to oz now and work straight away or do i work now here and go later with more money so i can work less when i get there? hmmmm. Think i should just get on with it! What do you think?

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Get on with it. Hunger is a great motivator

3. Posted by reneenz (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

as we say in NZ, just go, bro!

4. Posted by buiojon (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

yeah that's what i thought, will be glad when i get there and out of this call center. will sort the rest of it out later!!

5. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

There's always the temptation to hang around for a bit more cash - if you've got enough to go, then go

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5847 posts) 11y

I kind of disagree with the sentiments so far. Kind of.

Just remember, you do actually need a few thousand pounds in your account as a visa requirement (I'm assuming you're doing the Working Holiday Visa). The amount they suggest (is it £3000?) is quite reasonable. I say, live like a recluse for the next month and save up as MUCH as you can. Pounds go a lot further in Australia than in the UK.

Also, there's no fun being stuck on the street without a job, no matter what country you're in! And there's no guarantees of work immediately. Still, pushing it back is not good either. Best thing is to keep the dates where they are and work like a dog till then.

7. Posted by buiojon (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

i'm in doing overtime now! i'm not too worried about work coz i normally work with horses and that kind of work tends to be easy to find but might be out in the sticks away from all the action!!

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5847 posts) 11y

Ok, so if you have £1500 now (left after tickets?), how much do you figure you can have by the time you leave? I reckon if you can add another £1000 pounds or so on to that, you'll be laughing!

9. Posted by Peter (Admin 5847 posts) 11y

btw, the 'sticks' have enough action of their own ;) A lot of Australia is the sticks, so nothing wrong with spending time there.

10. Posted by buiojon (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

i'm not really a townie anyway. won't leave here without £2000. i have my car to sell too. won't get much for it but every little helps.