European Getaway 29 May 2010


#1

Hey, Ive just booked this tour (Yikes, am trying to breathe…!)[br]Anyone else on this let me know, first time to Europe all on my own ::slight_smile:


#2

I am not going on this tour but have done it previously… you will love it!! [br][br]Sarah


#3

hehe thanks - have just read all 9 pages of the thread of the tour you went on! ah i dont think its sunk in yet that im actually going…


#4

Hey my boyfiend and I are doing this tour as well and its also my first time to europe :slight_smile: cant wait.[br][br][br]Jess :o)


#5

cool :slight_smile: are you just going for a holiday or working too?


#6

Just going for a holiday we have a few days in london after the tour then heading to italy, staying one week with family, then 2 weeks travelling around italy by ourselves. Wish i was staying longer but.[br]What about you? any plans for further travel or work?[br][br]Jess :o)


#7

sounds good. Yeah probably getting a working visa and will have a go at working after, just hospitality or something easy like that. But havent applied or told work im resigning or anything yet still dwelling on it!


#8

i was nervous about telling work as well but they were fine with it because i gave them plenty of notice, i guess it just depends what your boss is like… id like to stay and work but cant really afford to stay any longer than what i am :frowning: what country/s do you want to work in?[br][br]Jess :o)


#9

thats what works for! hehe. Just UK i think. Yeah my boss is actually from the UK so she’ll be sweet, and ill be giving her at least 4 months notice kindve thing. gotta sort out my passport first, thats nxt on list…it expires in may!


#10

haha thats a good point you raise about work. I got my passport just before xmas, didnt take long, was very exciting as its my first one :slight_smile: How long do you think you’ll stay working in the UK?[br][br]Jess :o)


#11

yeah dont have to work to save, just for a diff experience and to fund the rest of ur trip.[br]id like to stay for about 6 months but would just see how it goes, may be less may be more. Just wanna do something different, get out of my hometown :slight_smile: new passportness yay, youll be filling it up with heaps of cool stamps soon!


#12

I envy you i wish i could stay and work as i have a feeling im going to love the place lol. Have you done much travelling before? I havent really so im excited to fill my passport up lol. I was looking at my dads old passports a few weeks ago and its packed full of stamps, cant wait for mine to get that way. :slight_smile: Where abouts are you from and how old are you? Im 21 and my boyfriend is 22.[br][br]Jess :o)


#13

im **** scared! I actually dont know if i can hack working there without knowing anyone really. but at least if ive got a working visa i hav the option.[br]I went to Thailand in 07 for almost 4 weeks with a couple of friends, we backpacked around but mostly stayed in hotels cos they were so cheap. And I ended up in USA last May for 3 weeks, met my sister over there (she was coming back from her OE in UK) other than those trips just Brisbane. but ive always come back! [br][br]im 24, but will turn 25 while on the tour. From Christchurch NZ. What part of Aus are u from?


#14

wow thats heaps of travelling compared to me lol! ive done a little around nsw and been to brisbane for 3 weeks but thats it!! ive actually decided to start looking into the option of working over there for another 3 months :slight_smile: as i was talking to a friend of mine who im meeting over in italy for the last week of my trip and she is staying there to work for a year. so i’ll let you know what i decide. [br][br]by the way having your bday on tour will be awesome!!! Im from sydney, NSW.


#15

sweet, yeah let me know what u end up doing! hehe yeah hopefully someone will wanna party with me! we’ll be in Prague so thatll be cool.


#16

Don’t be scared about working over there! [br][br]That’s what I am doing… I decided last month to pack up and leave Australia… so selling stuff off and paying off debts etc… [br][br]Get to London around the 15th of May, doing the European Pioneer tour for 36 days, then it’s back to London to work and live for 2 years! I am pretty nervous about it all, but also very excited!! :)[br][br]--------[br]European Pioneer 2010 20 May - 24 Jun


#17

Im sure all of us will want to party with you, i know i definately will! what a great way to spend your birthday. [br]So i wonder if anyone else is doing this tour or is it just us for now lol[br]ive started looking into visas and companies that organise work over there for you :slight_smile: still not sure if we’re working but definately entertaining the idea.[br][br]Jess :o)


#18

sweet Jess, Ive just moved home today to save money before May. exhausted! still unsure about it all, working in a foreign place knowing noone but i have nothing to leave behind here, so im trying to convince myself to just jump in and do it its all life experience. :p[br][br]therell be others, a few months to go! though its weird with how common internet is these days that everyone doesnt come on the website and say hello![br]Sam, what kind of work will you be looking at doing? How old are you? Have you been to uk before?


#19

Have you already organised work over there or are you just going to head over and try your luck? Im thinking i’ll go through a comany which orgaises the work for you.[br]I’ve read on a few other posts that apparently not many people know about this forum, i dont how but, like you said the internet is so common. Allwell only a little over 4 months to go :slight_smile: getting very excited now!![br][br]Jess :o)


#20

My sister has worked in a pub before, waitressing so she has some hospitality contacts that she can give me. So im just gna go with that, might email them before i go to check vacancies and then contact them after the tour whenever im ready to start working.[br]but i would def go through an agency if i didnt have anywhere to start from![br] what kind of work would you and your bf wanna do?