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Hi i'm Laura!..Any Travel Advice?..

Travel Forums General Talk Hi i'm Laura!..Any Travel Advice?..

1. Posted by lauraprice (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone i have just joined this forum. Thanks to Darwin Ichuryaa letting me know how to join..(You can tell i havn't used a forum before) Oh dear..haha. Oh well first time for everything! Anyway my name is Laura, 23 yrs old from Blackpool, England. I am thinking of going travelling later this year..Definatly to Australia!..and maybe a couple more countries eg South Africa,America. I completed my photography degree in June 06. I love taking photo's and i'm really excited about taking photographs in various countries! Cant wait! Seen as i'm thinking of going it alone..Anybody got any advice?..Best places to go?..and maybe how to get a job when i'm out there?..I'm sure i will become very skint, very quickly!! ha..Anyway i'll stop ramblin on...I have the tendency to chat a lot..which i'm sure you've noticed!..

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Lauraprice

What about a round the world ticket?
U can use it, to fly around the world, stopping in various places. It is valid for one year, so that would give u several months to work someplace, if u want.
As far as i know, u can apply for a temporary work permit, to work in Australia. They are usually for under 30s. Or maybe under 29s. They change the age sometimes.


3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Work in Australia:

As a British citizen, you can easily get jobs all over Europe. This means you don't need a work permit if you want to be a photographer at the fahion shows in Paris or Milan. Contact your local Department for Work and Pensions on the legal details for working abroad in Europe.

4. Posted by joey22 (Respected Member 561 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hey lauraprice

i too have a photography background and a tendency to get skint rather quick

i will be in melbourne from mid may trying to eek out a living and have some fun

after that i will wander off to new zealand and then home via south america

drop me a line if you end up in melbourne

joey :)

5. Posted by lauraprice (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey thanks Maria for the website..Will look forward to having a look!::) And Mel..a Round the world ticket sounds great!..I'll have to some research on that, just not sure wether i'm gonna go for a long period of time thats all!..but who knows what'll happen!..As long as i definatly get to go Travelling for a few months.. i'm happy!!

6. Posted by lauraprice (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

And Joey..You did get my message i sent to you right? i say i aint used to these things..Gotta check its working! haha..

7. Posted by LSpliffD (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

im in the same boat.

27 year old male from scotland, and am heading on my travels from december.

my sis lives in sydney so am heading over there for new year then after that its on my own!!!

basing most of my trip in Oz, but fancy a wee trip to morrocco,Goa,and Thailand.

drop me a message Laura if u fancy??

anyone else got any tips etc, would be much appreciated!!!

8. Posted by Dessie (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Laura,

Sounds wicked, the one bit of advice for you from me is as you're going to be taking loads of photos I reckon you should set up a blog so all you friends and family can look at the photos and read what you've been up to. I haven't been travelling in a good few years and I wish I'd been able to do this. It would be so great to look back on. :)

9. Posted by lauraprice (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Mark Cowling, known as spliff?..Hows it going? i dont get to use the internet much as i say only use it on day off as dont have internet at home I know this is sooo silly but cant even get to my private messages?..i mean i can only find this forum at mo instead of messages that have specifically been sent to me??HELP Anyway thankyou all for replying. I think a blog would be a great thing to do for when i am away,been having a look at some of the photo's, just makes me wanna get out of this country right now and just go travelling soon as poss!!aah i cant wait!..its all i ever think's all i work for I ust really hope i get enough by September time (my aim) just more hours at work would help..or perhaps a second job?..Anyway i'm definatly determined! Thinking about working in Australia too..If i could get a photography job..i mean that would be fantastic! Any suggestions? how could i look for jobs in Australia before i go? or best to do so when i get there? Particularly interested in photographing animals..especially monkeys! hey does anyone know of a place where you can actually go and even beable to hold a chimpanzee? may sound Crazy,..but its like people who love to swim with dolphins!!..i have a passion for monkeys..aaw they so cute:) Anyway..any suggestions, advice or general chit chat much appreciated....Enough waffle for you all to read!...

10. Posted by LSpliffD (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hey good thanx. hows u??

like i mentioned, my sister lives in oz, so if you want i could easy send her a e-mail asking about places to look at for jobs etc...

send me a e-mail if u find that easier


talk soon