I have been reading about hostels for years and for whatever reason, missed the boat on the hostel experience while backpacking through Europe in my 20s. Budget accommodation was found elsewhere, in cheap hotels or B&Bs. Yet, I was always fascinated with the concept because of my budget-travel mindset. After hearing about the Melbourne YHA (Youth Hostels Association) Metro from a number of sources, I thought it would add a different element to our Melbourne Adventure. After all, our travel mantra is “Try Something Different”.
While not technically a foreigner, I found the process of setting up life again in Sydney to be a complete a head spinner! Here are some tips on how to navigate the process.
When we moved back to Australia, we went through the rental process in Sydney. I felt like a foreigner – even though I wasn’t! The process is pretty crazy so here are out tips on how to navigate it.
Question: How many websites do you need to read and cross reference, and how many forms do you need to fill out, when applying for a Partner Visa for Australia? Answer: WAY too many! It’s not an easy process. But if we got through it, so can you. We share our insight.
Moving to Australia is not easy. The main lesson is everything takes time. More time than you realise. But there’s so much more to know…
What do you do when you have well laid out plans that go awry? Freak out? Give up? Hold a pity party? Or do you rework the plan and adjust?