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Hello Collective You, I am Katherine. I have just finished a marathon 12 years of schooling and taken my final exams! I got into Uni and I'm stoked but first I have taken a year off to travel in Europe... all by myself! I know this will be awesome life experience and I think it would be fun to share with the world, so these are my stories.. Enjoy!
Wow, this is the first holiday that I've had to even partly plan all by myself. I had no idea how much effort goes into moving one person from one country to the next! My first step is getting a Visa, but before I could do that I had to book the flight (because I need proof that I am actually planning to leave haha!). The visa also required passport photos and police clearance and all sorts of verifications about who I am and where I'm staying. Tiresome!
So it is now just under 4weeks until I officially leave Australia. My PLAN:
France - have lined up a permanent part-time child minding job starting a week after I land, in a village in the Provence of Lorraine! This job gives me a relatively steady source of income and a chance to explore France and the surrounding Western European countries in my spare time.
Holland - Queen's Day! I have heard so much about this little canal-strewn country that I think I just have to see it for myself. Apart from Windmills, I am interested in being introduced to the relaxed, tolerant culture... not to mention hotties ;)
England/UK - Since, being Australian, my heritage stems from the UK, I know I will be drawn to exploring England, Scotland and Ireland. Hopefully I will be able to catch up with old mates as well as make new ones amoung this bunch of crackers!
Mediterranean: Italy/Greece/Croatia/Spain - just because they sound amazing!
I also plan to NOT have much of a Plan, I'm more interested in going where the wind blows me in a sense of hitching with friends I make along the way. I wouldn't want to be tied into a detailed itinerary! Hopefully I will get some good ideas from this site too!
Bon Voyage (too meeeeeee!)