Dates 16 Apr '12 to 17 Sep '12
Est. Cost 3,000 - 5,000 GBP (GBP United Kingdom Pounds)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name SE Asia, Australia and China anyone?....
SpecialK Hi Natasha, my partner and me just travelled trough Oz and now we in SEA, Bali at this time. As the other guys already told you - you won't have any problems meeting people. Especially on the eastcoast there are soooo many backpackers from all over the world... I would actually go for a job in Cairns, rather than Sydney. Sydney is a great place to stay, but it's huge and there are so many people looking for jobs. Haven't tried by myself because I worked in Melbourne already, but people told me that they were struggeling finding a job there. In the end they took a bad paid job as waiters for 10 bucks/hour. In Cairns there were so many people looking for staff (was in October). If you work in hostels or for travel agencies you may even find one, where you get offered e.g. diving and trips to the GBR for free!! And if you think about a sailing trip around the Whitsundays - depends what kind of boat you are looking for (party/couples/3-days/2-days) have a look on the offers from "the Summertime". Great boat and value! Drop me a line if you have any further questions. Travel save and take care!
David Hi Natasha, sounds like a great trip. Drop me a message when you reach China....Maybe I can help you out! If you're getting a train from Shanghai to Beijng you can stop off at Qufu. Its the birth place of Confucius and if you time it right you can meet up with me. I'll be there taking a group to one of the kung fu schools I work with. Its a small friendly Shaolin Kung Fu school on the outskirts of the city http://www.shaolinskungfu.com/ . I'll also be arranging while there a group to go up Taishan. Taishan is1 of the 5 most famous daoist mountains in China. It symbolizes rebirth. When the sky's clear we head up the mountain to watch the sunrise! Pretty awesome view. Can be a bit of a challange for some though. If you're up for something different and want to remain on budget and combine learning about health practices, culture, kung fu and pholosophy as well as see some awesome things. Let me know, don't be afraid to shoot me a few questions if you need help or would like to meet up.