This is Kazu.
Before opening NASUBI Mt. Fuji Backpackers, I stayed in Australia and New Zealand by working holiday visa. I will write about my experience in the both countries and hope the informations helps someone thinking of doing working holiday!
Kazu’s working holiday
Australia, New Zealand
Length of stay
Australia 1 year（May, 2013- May, 2014）
New Zealand 9 months （May, 2014- February, 2015）
Age when departed
Cities lived in（Old to recent）
Travel experience to foreighn countries
Why decided to go working holiday?
To change my silly life style.
Before going working holiday, I played Pachinko, Japanese casino, for living for 2 years. There were several reasons why I started that kind of life style, but the biggest reason was that I got fired due to bad economy and totally lost my confidence on everything.
The “job” fortunately went well, and I found the living comfortable because there is no pressure and responsibility from work. But life is not so easy. The profit went less and less, and I finally started losing money.
Need a change… I thought.
I struggled how I got used to the lazy life too much.
I should start what I want.
Then decided to go workingholiday to change my life.
The reason why I chose Australia was the weather. Canada was also on the table, because I love snowboarding. It’s all the snowboarders dream to go to the great slopes in Canada. I tried to imagine the living in both Australia and Canada, then got an answer. Warmer country should be easier to survive.
To be continued