Work Your Way Around the World

Work Your Way Around the World

by Susan Griffith
     
 

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Film-making on a Greek island Archaeological dig in Israel Erecting marquees in the UK Turtle conservation in Costa Rica Chalet girl in Austria Camp counsellor in California Working in clubs in Tenerife Picking strawberries in Denmark Yacht crewing - West Indies or the Cote d'Azur Entertainer in Cyprus Horse trekking centres in Iceland or New Zealand Mountain farming… See more details below

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Film-making on a Greek island Archaeological dig in Israel Erecting marquees in the UK Turtle conservation in Costa Rica Chalet girl in Austria Camp counsellor in California Working in clubs in Tenerife Picking strawberries in Denmark Yacht crewing - West Indies or the Cote d'Azur Entertainer in Cyprus Horse trekking centres in Iceland or New Zealand Mountain farming in Austria Croupier on a cruise ship Grape picking in Alsace Organic farms in Turkey Film extra in Bangkok Youth club leader in Zambia Modelling in Tokyo Counting bats in New Zealand Campsite courier in France Selling ice cream in Cape Town or jewellery in Crete Busking in Amsterdam Ski bum in Val d'Isere or Vail Prawn fisherman in Australia Fairground traveller Opal noodling Soccer coaching in New England Scuba instructor in the Red Sea Kayak guide in Nepal Salmon fishing in Alaska Alligator farm hand in Louisiana Teaching English in Moscow or Mexico Au pair in Paris, Istanbul or Oslo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854582515
Publisher:
Crimson Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/29/2001
Series:
Work Your Way around the World Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 7.99(h) x 4.57(d)

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Youth hostels and backpackers’ lodges everywhere are a goldmine of information for people working their way around the world. And nowhere are they better than in Australia. A growing number of hostel managers, especially in the major fruit and vegetable growing areas of Queensland, run their own informal job-finding service and try to put backpackers in touch with local employers. The disadvantage of being hard to contact when based in a big city hostel has largely been overcome by the mobile phone.You may find employment in the hostels themselves of course. Stephen Psallidas describes the proliferation of work, especially on the ‘Route’ between Sydney and Cairns:I’ve met loads of people working in backpackers’ hostels. Typically you work two hours a day in exchange for your bed and a meal. Work may be cleaning, driving the minibus, reception, etc. and is always on an informal basis so there are no worries about visas, etc. I will be jumping on the bandwagon myself soon. I’ll be completely shattered from picking tomatoes so I’m going to ‘work’ in a hostel in Mission Beach, where the owners invited me to work when I stayed there earlier. I’m going to rest up in a beautiful place before continuing my travels, and not spend any of my hard-earned dollars.There might be night work, especially at the big city hostels, for those who are up to the job of keeping non-residents out and rounding up residents swilling beer in the garden at 4am.Australia has 131 YHA hostels, many of which distribute details about employment available within their region. A free booklet listing all hostels and state offices is widely available (www.yha.com.au). One of the most successful groups of non-YHA backpackers’ hostels is VIP Backpackers Resorts of Australia which is especially strong in New South Wales and Queensland.

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