Tips to Finding Paid Work in the Land Down Under

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Most people will tell you that making $1000 a week as a backpacker is impossible —But I’m here to tell you otherwise. According to FairWork.Gov.Au the minimum wage in Australia is $656.90 per week, or $17.29 per hour for a Level … Continue reading

The time I worked for $9 a day and it was all I needed…

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Banana Bar, Koh Phi Phi Thailand – I just so happened to land myself a position at this AWESOME roof top bar/ Mexican restaurant – my fav! (Try the chicken burrito if you’re in town- amaze!)

Job description: flyer the beach and the island for one hour during the afternoon with 3 of the other banana bar staff and then work the door promoting for 3 hours at night.

I received 300 Baht a day ($9) plus free drinks, 1 free meal (YESSS!) and a free blunt (which I never took :o)

P.S – I’m still shocked I was able to pay rent and live a sick life off of $9 a day – THIS IS THAILAND ♥ (TIT)

I loved working a banana bar. It’s just one of those places you want to be at even when you’re not working. I learned how to play a pretty nasty game of backgammon, (Challenge me, please!), I worked with some amazing people (thai and western) and between working at Bob’s Booze cruise during the day and here at night, I met almost every tourist that came through Koh Phi Phi during September-December of 2012. Oh yeah, and I discovered my favorite song – It can wait by Illy ft Owl eyes – dl that jam asap!

BTW – The longer you stay somewhere, the weirder your outfits get – especially when you have 2 weeks of clothing and you’re there for 3 months!

Maid in Manhatten

Maid in Manhatten. This is what I’ve been doing to make some extra cash for my travels. Believe it or not, I actually take pride in this shit. No pun intended ;)

When you’re only going to be in the country for two months, it’s pretty difficult to find an employer who will hire you. Other than the occasional bartending gig on the weekend, I was able to conjure up this housecleaning job for $15-$25/hr. While it’s not something you’d think someone with a college degree would be doing, let’s not forget that this girl right here can do anything she wants. If I wanted to be a lawyer, I’d be a lawyer, If I wanted to be a nurse, you better believe I’d become a nurse… But, I want to live and work around the world. And that dream doesn’t have a mapped out college degree and internship plan. So, I’m going to figure out my own road… taking whatever I can, to help me get to wherever it is I’m trying to go.toilet