I'm 29, Canadian, and male. I come from the west coast of Canada, Vancouver Island. I am about to embark on a 2 year backpacking/ working holiday visa in Australia.

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver » YVR November 24th 2009

Well, I'm going to keep this short because typing on an itouch is a bit of a pain in the ass. I'm sitting in the Vancouver airport with 2 hours to kill before I can even check in. One nice thing is at least there is free wifi here. But no lockers, I'd really like to ditch my check bag so that I can go to the bathroom and maybe into a resturant. Instead I'm just sitting here drinking my last Timmy's double double, making the need for the bathroom even more urgent. That's going to be it for now, need to keep walking around so that I can distract myself for another 2 hours. Cheers. ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver Island » Victoria November 20th 2009

72 hour until I leave. Been getting hard to sleep at night these last few days. The mix of excitement and trepidation, lead to restless nights and moments during the day where I find myself just standing there staring blankly, lost in thought. I'm finishing up the last bit of packing up the few things I plan to keep, and will be taking those to be stored with my Dad. I have a few things to give to some friends, so they wont waste away and become garbage while I'm gone. I'll go out tonight, or tomorrow night, and see some friends for the last time before leaving, have a couple beer, and say my goodbyes. I have made myself a list of chores around the house to keep me busy and distracted. I've been ... read more

Well its two weeks to the day that I leave on the start of my journey. My plan is to backpack and camp in as many beautiful places I can find along the way around Australia. I am doing this with very little advanced planning. Due to my age I have absolutely no time for delay, if I wish to be able to make use of the working holiday visa I have. So I have packed up my bag, sold everything I own, (not much), and managed to gather the bare minimum $5000 Aud needed to enter the country. I will be doing this on an extremely tight budget, with just what I have on my back, a few $$ in my pocket, and a driving desire to explore and live in the most beautiful country ... read more

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