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1. Posted by BarrelRider (Budding Member 5 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hello all!

I'm planning a trip from China to Ireland.

Adventure of a lifetime!

Let me know if you're interested! xD

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2990 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

You'll have a much better chance of getting a response (here or on any other internet forum) if you fill in your profile a bit e.g. your citizenship (vitally important info for all travel), gender, age group, interests and how you're intending to travel (almost all overland or some flights, hostels or hotels etc etc).

The vast majority of people who might be interested in joining you simply won't respond to a random post by a random, completely-unknown person...and those who might aren't necessarily the sort of person you'd want to travel with.

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2372 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Love the username!

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3331 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

What country passport will you enter with?

Presently in China or some other country?

5. Posted by BarrelRider (Budding Member 5 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

You'll have a much better chance of getting a response (here or on any other internet forum) if you fill in your profile a bit e.g. your citizenship (vitally important info for all travel), gender, age group, interests and how you're intending to travel (almost all overland or some flights, hostels or hotels etc etc).

The vast majority of people who might be interested in joining you simply won't respond to a random post by a random, completely-unknown person...and those who might aren't necessarily the sort of person you'd want to travel with.

Sorry about that.. I just started obsessing over this idea and wanted to get it out there asap. I'll be filling out my profile throughout this month (working a ton to save up for this crazy trip)...

I'm currently in Japan ; traveling on a US passport. I'm wanting to apply for short-term work visas everywhere I go and spend a minimum of 3mo at each region!
However working in a bar or a cafe for traveling funds is a long shot, I do plan on using Workaway as my primary means of room/board.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3331 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

"From China to Ireland."

Mentioning if you are male or female could be useful. Some personal info would be helpful. Are you expecting someone to fly to Japan or China before heading to Ireland??

  • My first glance at your name I thought it said "BareRider."

I came across this link for jobs in Ireland. (I have no connection with this company, it was one of several links from a DuckDuckGo search.)

https://wise.com/us/blog/jobs-in-ireland-for-americans

7. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2372 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting BarrelRider

traveling on a US passport. I'm wanting to apply for short-term work visas everywhere I go

Pretty much impossible.

You haven't said exactly which countries are on your plan but generally they don't allow westerners to take jobs that locals could do.

8. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2990 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

> traveling on a US passport. I'm wanting to apply for short-term work visas everywhere I go

Andy is absolutely right. Countries which provide 'short-term work visas' are as rare as hen's teeth (I can't think of any at all off the top of my head) and, imo, rightly so. What country would allow random visitors to take jobs from their own citizens? Even if you find a country which allows it, unless you speak the language of that country the chances of you finding any type of employment are absolutely tiny. A worker is of no use if he/she cannot understand instructions, ask questions or provide explanations.

In the vast majority of countries, taking paid employment (whether paid in cash or in kind i.e. lodgings & food) without a work visa/permit is against the law. Working illegally in any country is not a good idea. Apart from the potential consequences if discovered (e.g. fines, deportation) those who employ illegal workers are rarely the type of people who are 'good' employers.

Workaway is an excellent and long-established operation but do make 100% certain that your citizenship allows you will to take up its opportunities in any of its listed countries. The website makes the requirements very clear: > It is up to the Workawayer to find out about any visa requirements depending on the country they are from and the country they are going to. All Workawayers must obtain the relevant visa (working , volunteering or otherwise) for the country they are travelling to.<
https://www.workaway.info/en/info/faq

As a US citizen you will not be able to legally work on a visitor visa/visa waiver.....or get a 'short-term work visa'...in e.g. China, Turkey, Georgia, Rep Ireland or all EU or Schengen countries.

Countries which provide work visas or permits generally expect you to make the application from your country of permanent residence.

You will almost certainly have to amend your plans for funding this trip.

[ Edit: Edited on 8 Jul 2021, 06:53 GMT by leics2 ]

9. Posted by BarrelRider (Budding Member 5 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Thank you all for your feedback! I know I have quite a lot of homework ahead of me, but I am not deterred. I'm currently saving for this trip and working on a realistic budget. Any odd jobs / possible work visas I can achieve would be only to help. NOT depend on.

From what I understand so far.. most countries only require an employee to write up an invitation for a specific non-citizen employee to be granted a work visa. I'm sure I haven't done enough research though...

10. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2372 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

No. Forget the work thing. Apart from anything else, you'll get a lot further earning in your home country than in random low-paid places.