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4th-May-2011 07:04 pm - working vacay
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Thinking of doing a working holiday in not-Japan once the JET alternates deadline has passed

idk would just be nice to be doing my own thing and having adventures and seeing what is out there and maybe I don't want to have those adventures in Japan okay?? Maybe after like six years I am a little tired of thinking about it.


fuck this shit I'm moving to

New Zealand
maybe Italy their webpage is kind of a gong show

ETA: oh and uh quick rundown of why these made the cut

England: an english-speaking country would be a good starter country imo. Also I know some bros around there.
France: I always hated everything French growing up, and now I am starting to feel the opposite. France, let us reconcile. Also French is a good thing to know when you're working in Canada.
New Zealand: English-speaking, really pretty, and my dear Alastair lives there. If he moves this will get bumped hells of down.
Italy: I have a boner for Roman history.

Or I guess I could just like

move to Eastern Canada for awhile and get much the same thrill without any of the paperwork

(I forget that this country is gigantic)

So that's an option
5th-May-2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Yeah! Check out Eastern Canada! Or move to Vancouver. Or do something else that involves travelling/living your dreams/being happy hooray!

Or go back to Victoria and get yours Masters in Pacific Asian Studies--didn't you say you had at least one prof who would totally be your supervisor if you decided to do that? Having a Masters totally ups your eligibilty for JET programs etc, too!
5th-May-2011 05:37 am (UTC)
I had three profs who told me I should go for a masters and probably all three would supervise me if I asked

But I am



11th-May-2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
But school is so awesome! Haha.

Good luck with your decision!
5th-May-2011 11:55 am (UTC)
When is the alternate deadline?

5th-May-2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
6th-May-2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Hmm my response would vary depending on WHEN you are going.

Dec to Mar, I wouldn't choose England. It's cold, it's dark, it's miserable and sucky. April onwards at least you can see the weather getting better and the days getting longer!

So if it's that kind of time, I'd head for the mediterranean (ITALY) or mebbe South of France. Plus if you're in Europe and not a sucky cold island, it's easier to travel around on rail!

How long you're wanting to spend on this working holiday is also a factor. Being in Europe would give you more variety of places to go compared to New Zealand, if you wanna sight see and stuff. However New Zealand has Whittakers kiwi chocolate, and that is a gorgeous thing. The country itself is also a stunner.

;_; Kiwi chocolate that I can't get in London.


Anyhoo December is half a year away, so super early to be making any concrete decisions. Nice to think about though.

6th-May-2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Just realised that Canada didn't even get know mention.

Have no idea why anyone would want to go there really...

6th-May-2011 04:37 am (UTC)
get no*
6th-May-2011 04:55 am (UTC)
Newfoundland has icebergs! Also people in the maritimes talk adorably. It's a bit older than the west coast (in terms of colonization) so it's kind of neat, kind of different

I'd probably be looking to go for ~six months, depending on finances. I don't know when, though. Depends on how soon I get fed up with living at home.
6th-May-2011 05:07 am (UTC)
Iceland has icebergs, and also volcanoes and hot springs...

6th-May-2011 05:30 am (UTC)
I can't et a working holiday visa to Iceland
6th-May-2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Would you go to Newfoundland to work, for the icebergs?

New Zealand also has climbable glaciers, it's pretty cool.
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