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Who we are

Who we are

Authors

Isabelle & Philippe

Isabelle, 32 years old, grew up in Carcassonne, France and worked in a law firm in Sydney for 4 years.
Philippe, 35 grew up in Grenoble, France and worked for 4 years in a design agency.

Having tasted the life of working 9-5 in Paris, we wanted some adventure, change and freedom!  Having a common dream to travel across Australia, we decided to chuck everything in a few months and left our jobs with a one-way ticket to Australia, stopping along the way in Singapore and Thailand.

After a few weeks traveling the country, we wanted to make a travel guide and share our experience of road tripping and working around Australia.

After a year and a half on Australian roads, returning to France seemed inconceivable and we were desperate to stay in Australia!

With our second WHV coming to an end, the only option for us was to go on a student visa. Isa then enrolled in college to pursue a Master degree of Law and quickly found a Sponsorship in a law firm. Philippe found a job in a brand consulting agency for 1 year. He now devotes his time to the development of the French website and the community.

In 2016 we finally became Permanent Residents in Australia!!! We then moved from Sydney to the beautifull Sunshine Coast.

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Contributors

Melissa

27 years old, originally from a small town close to Frankfurt in Germany. In February 2015 she quit her job and started travelling through South East Asia and Australia.

After I studied “something with media” and worked for a couple of years in advertising in Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich I decided to quit my job and travelled with my backpack through Asia. After 8 months I arrived in Sydney ready for some Working Holiday adventure.

Now I work for the German and English Australia Backpackers Website.

But it’s not the first time that I’m here in Australia. In 2011 I visited Australia with a Tourist Visa. My plan was to travel up the East Coast but unfortunately there was a big flood, so plans changed. From Brisbane I travelled down to Sydney & Melbourne, took the Great Ocean Road and then a plane to Byron Bay where I spent more than a week.

It was an amazing time. I hope as amazing as the next coming months in Australia…

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Marine

25 years old, originally from Normandy in France. In 2014 she quit her job as a Communications Assistant and moved to Australia.

In 2014 I was over my job in Communications and decided to leave everything and start travelling. I apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Australia. A few months after I arrived, I met my Australian Partner and decided to stay in Australia. I am currently going through the long and difficult process of a Partner Visa application and hope to become a Permanent Resident soon, fingers crossed!

For the last years, I was living between Western Australia and the Sunshine Coast and I finally settled on the Sunshine Coast in May 2016. I love it here and now can definitely call it home.

At the end of November 2016 I started to work with Australia Backpackers guide and I am currently in charge of the English Website.

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To contact us please email: australia.backpackersguide@gmail.com



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