If you REALLY had to leave Britain, where would you go?
So, I really need to live elswhere on this ball called earth as a combination of factors are driving me close to madness. The constant rain being one factor amongst many.
Where would you go?
I need to:
Be able to ride my bicycle on trails that boot me into the air. “Freeride” if you will.
Be “Allowed” to work or perform “Cash in hand” work to afford the above.
Get outdoors on my bicycle without wallowing in mud and rain for 11 months of the year.
Be able to get by with English until I can learn the local language (I speak some Spanish)
About £1000 if I sell absolutely everything I own except my clothes and bicycle.
No “real-world” employment skills
(Professional AudioVisual/Editing) (also skilled, experienced mountain-biker with good people skills, could potentially guide/coach?)
To live in some sort of reasonably sized community.
Mind living in a tent
Too old to get a work visa for Canada/USA easily
Where would you go?Posted 5 years agotrevron73Member
I would travel through France,Italy then head Spain working my way down and camping ,if you dont look too scary and and can learn basics of Languages there are jobs in hotels ect , Ive worked in 56 countries over the last 21 years as a chef. Now ive got commitments and have to stay put, boo. Good luck enjoy the epic times ahead.Posted 5 years ago
well mate sounds like you are “back at square one” with many new squares to explore. I’d imagine your square one is somebody elses square 15, it’s all relative this stuff. but I am so fed up of the weather I just want to go somewhere else for a while and ghet some sunshine..Posted 5 years agoRobzMember
Bar work, labouring on building sites, chalet hosting, driving/airport transfers, kitchen work to name a few. Don’t know the specific current job climate mind you. Try contacting one of the many British chalet/holiday companies or go out there at the start of the summer and chance it.
You could get accommodation with some jobs. Results in less money though.
I worked summers for a few years and have many friends who did the same and are still there 10 years later.
Some now own their own businesses there.
I love that place.Posted 5 years ago
Oz/NZ – though working hol Visa may be an issue if your too old. You can get 6 months travelling but no working.
Do some of that work at home and get some cash, short of South America and parts of Asia £1000 is not going to last long. Especially in the global sense thats small change due to the state of the £.
You can wash bikes with an airline over here
try selling a kidney.Posted 5 years ago
So, I really need to live elswhere on this ball called earth as a combination of factors are driving me close to madness
This isn’t your second new user name is it?Posted 5 years ago
Ha ha, no I’m not pregnant. And if I was 29 i’d be already filling in the forms for a holiday work visa in BC! Do it you under 30s!!!
Thanks for all the options/possibilities so far everyone, here is some more pertinent information about my situation.
I only have £1000 at the most to keep me going for potentially the rest of my life, lol. If I can find work to top that up i’ll be doing it but I’ve been trying my best to get work for ages, bad times.
Considered selling kidney, seriously! (To get to BC!)
I’m nearly 43, fitter than ever but old motorcycle injury (fractured spine, bloody car drivers looking at their stereos on the motorway!) means I can’t consider certain heavy lifting/manual labour jobs.
All part of my dilemmaPosted 5 years agosmiffMember
great question. would not start something like that with 1k, too risky, save up a bit first? unless you have a job set up to go to. getting into NZ/Aus is getting hard and flights alone are 1000-1500 now. i think Europe has to be your best bet.. we all know how easy it is for them to get here 😉 (joke, i’m not a Daily Mail reader ok!). there’s so much in Europe and it’s on our doorstep, you’ve got all the way south to Africa and east to .. well the middle East? so much variety of culture and landscape. should be enough for a lifetime.. Spain though.. do you know what the unemployment rate is there, about 25% last i heard and 50% youth (which you aren’t, it’s just interesting)? maybe not there or Greece. How about Portugal, much friendlier.Posted 5 years agochestrockwellMember
I’d get yourself to Thailand. Not sure about the biking tbh although I’m sure there’s plenty about but it’s the first place I’d be heading if I had the chance. Wonderful country, you can live cheap and employment’s available if you’re willing to start at the bottom.Posted 5 years ago
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