Saturday, 29 December 2012

Travelling: My move to Australia

The Basic Plan: Where, Why and When

Since graduating from University, I have really struggled thinking about exactly what it is I want to do. Writing is still at the top of the list, but with a book still underway that was started five years ago, I constantly seem to get stuck for new ideas, or realise that it’s become so abstract that I have to delete it all and start again. Trying to write around admin based jobs in the UK became frustrating as I couldn't bring myself to look at a computer after work so I decided that a change was required, and realised I’d have to do something about it.

Luckily, I found that my friend Jon Davies was still keen to follow through on a very vague plan we’d talked about several years ago. We both wanted to see, live and travel some of the world before we were too old, and had been talking about Asia, Australia and the Trans – Siberian railway for some time.

Unfortunately, neither of us had really done the research, so we began to look into where we should go first, how to get there and how to make enough money to make it happen. The plan is still not that clear, but we have obtained working holiday visas for Australia, got a 6 month lease on a flat in Prahran, Melbourne, and are going to then see the rest of the country. We then plan to head back to England over land as much as possible, through South East Asia, India and the Himalayas before hopefully getting the Trans – Siberian railway back to Moscow and then heading home through Europe. We’re unsure of the time scale, but will plan more for it during our time in Australia.

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