Australasia & Pacific - Australia, New Zealand & Antarctica
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I am planning to travel Australia for 4 1/2 months next year. However my visa allows me to stay in Australia only for 3 months at a time. So I have to leave Australia when 3 months are up and reenter to continue my travel. I want to do this in the most economic way possible. When I do this, I will probably in the Brisbane area (I will be biking). Which country around Australia will fit this requirement?
In my travels in Australia, I always expected hostels to be friendly places. However I've ended up staying in some hostels with long term guests, especially in and around Sydney for some reason, that appear really cliquey. The types with people travelling or staying in big groups of a particular nationality. Sometimes when I introduced myself to people (and I am a sociable person) I sometimes got terse or even rude responses, closed body language, funny looks and then ignored as people turn round and speak to their friends. It appears like the law of the playground all over again where only the "coolest" people are allowed in, and can be really disconcerting.
Have others come across this?
I would like some advice on getting, hopefully, some paid engineering experience somewhere around Australia next September time.
I am looking to get the Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 476)
I will have completed a Masters in Civil Engineering by May 2013, which I would like to further develop my Structural Engineering knowledge.
I was curious to find out if my Masters degree gives me an advantage? And are Engineering Companies likely to offer paid work experience?
Relocating and permanent residency is something that I have thought about but not really considering it at the moment.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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I will be traveling to New Zealand in January for one month. I know this is the holiday time in Kiwi land, so I'm trying to figure out where I shouldn't go during this time. What cities typically get the most crowded in January in New Zealand? Or better yet, is there a particular area I should go during this time? Thanks!
back in 99 whilt travelling australia cairns to alice brother and i came across a sort of statue it was a globe think it was a capricorn marker forget where we were since did not give it mucht hought at the time. any idea as to location.
do you like the perth hills
i moving there mundaring
we should meet for pizza
Can someone tell me who flys between them?
Or is Bali the only option? :0(
Googles not being nice to me right now
most people have seen this.
what are the "good" reasons to hate the French? is it only because of the English language?
or are there other "good" reasons?
note a very close friend of mine( a man) was in Melbourne last year and nearly experience the same, ex: if you can't afford this or that, stay in your F... country!
I understand that French independent foreign policy is hard to understand.
We demonstrate and strike too much
we enjoyed friendly sex (we don't quite understand , I admit psychological and frustration of others on the subject.hum practices should i write)
social security is for everyone open even foreigners which explain most of our debts.
French government is complicate to understand even for us.
Well, we try to be ourselves in a standardized world, would it be here the problem?
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I will be travelling Australia and New Zealand for six months starting from January, 2013.
I have a unlocked cellphone (Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 International version). Will I be able to use it as a local cellphone in Australia and New Zealand by inserting a local SIM card? What would the monthly cost be like?
Thanks in advance,
I am travelling from Queenstown, NZ to Perth, AUS on Jetstar and then have booked a separate flight from Perth to Bali on Virgin Australia. I will be in Perth Airport only a few hours, but I will have to change terminals and, I guess collect my bags from Jetstar and re-check them with Virgin as I booked the flights separately. So my question is will I need a transit visa? I am a British citizen so would usually qualify for the transit without visa but on this occasion I'm not sure as I'm changing airlines and terminals.
Also, it doesn't look like you can file a transit visa online? If this is the case should and as I am flying in less than a week, should I apply for a ETA or eVisitor visa online in order to cover myself for when I arrive in Perth?
Thanks, any help would be much appreciated.
I am wanting to rent a car for one month South Island trip in February. Reviewing several of the national chains in New Zealand they all have similar language in their contracts that if you operate the vehicle in violation of New Zealand traffic regulations insurance is voided. So as I understand that means if you have an accident and it is your fault, maybe you accidentally ran a stop sign, or forgot to stay on the left etc. you have no insurance and are liable for all expenses. Is that common? Does anyone know where I can rent a car that insurance will cover if I have an accident and it is my fault? My hubby does tend to run into things at times and just don't want to be surprised and wind up having a much more expensive then anticipated vacation.
I just booked my next flights to London with Malaysia Airlines, via their own website (flying economy class). I was able to select my own seats, and as I'll be travelling on an A380 on the KL-LHR-KL legs, I paid the extra ($50 each way) for 'premium seats'. According to the seating plan, on the side of the aircraft where there is a row of 3 adjacent seats in my case there are two, with a gap in between. Does anyone know what these seats are like? I've never been able to request 'premium' seats before, so I'm in the dark. Any info appreciated.
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HI, i will be traveling the east coast of australia next year in november time ( i know its far away but i like to be organised and do my research properly) i will be starting from sydney and will travel up to cairnes (using the greyhound route) I will be travelling for about roughly a month and I wanted to know what places you suggest i stop at and what to do there on the way? thankyou ...ps, ide like my budget to be £1000 for australia in that one month. DO you think that will be enough ? thanks :D
I am French, and arrived in New Zealand few months ago (permanently). I have been proposing French travellers to rent a room for a week or two when they arrive in Auckland ...just to figure out what s next or where they want to live/or find a van...etc..
I have decided to extend the offer to international travellers...
I have a small place..2 bedrooms/1 bathroom...but it is in Takapuna (Auckland north) and very very nice...everything can be done walking ! beach 4 min, gym, supermarket , stores, bar etc...
I love it here...
I work at the airport too...so ifyou need a ride and i am working it could work out too!
I ask for 200$/week .....and try to keep the place clean and tidy so expect you to do the same. but never had any issues so far ! laways great experiences with different french travellers!
Anyway, if intersted contact me
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Gonna be in Perth for ten days.Anybody reccomend trips or things to do.Hiking and outdoor stuff in particular.Want to try and venture outside the city also.
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