My name is Jono, I've lived in Christchurch New Zealand my whole life [19 years].
A few of you will probably know about the earthquakes that have effected our city. Fortunately I got through okay and still have a job, however there is no way forward for me here anymore.
Have spent the last few weeks perusing these [and other] forums and blogs etc...
I'd like to ask for a bit of advice, but here is the situation for a start.
I've just moved out of home, to attempt to prepare to make a shift to Melbourne [Australia] for a bit of a fresh start.
Fortunately I work in the airline industry and am pretty well qualified, so I will be able to find relatively easy work when I get there.
I'm intending to use Melbourne as a home base to work, save money for travelling/exploring.
I've set a mental date of January 22 to be leaving for Melbourne, which gives me approximately 7 months to clear some debt, [hopefully will offset this by going to live with my parents].
For any of you who have made a permanant shift to a completely new place, how have you done it?
Is it possible on a slim budget? I'm talking in terms of basically packing living stuff into a pack, and flying over there with my life in 1 suitcase.
Assuming this all goes fine, where would anyone most reccomend I start out my travels?
I've travelled on family trips/school trips to Japan, Thailand, Rarotonga, and Australia..
Hope I'm not asking too much