As my first post wasnít really specific on why and what Iím looking for in Australia, hereís another go, a bit more extensive this time.
First of all why leave Belgium? Simply put, Iíve had enough of Belgium and the attitude of most people here. Iím doing a masters degree
in Electrical Engineering, but I just canít see a lot of future for me in this country. Politics are a joke to say the least. Most people arenít bothered
anymore about anything or anyone as long as they get money in the bank at the end of the month. But this simply canít go on forever,
sooner or later the bubble will burst. So Iím out of here, and Australia is about as far as I can go.
Also, winters depress the hell out of me. Those 5 or 6 freezing cold, windy, rainy and dark months a year, if I would win the lottery in December Iíd still feel horrible.
So why Australia? Well, looking from the outside in, you lot seem to have a brilliant country on all fronts. As someone on here pointed out,
the mining business in WA is booming, as Iím doing a master degree, Iím pretty sure I could get myself a job somewhere on the West Coast. Iíve been
looking into Perth a lot. Seems to me like a city that has massive potential. I would love to be part of a society that actually improves and works
to improve rather than settle for what they already have no longer putting any effort in to make more of it. Iím looking for a city and state that is on the up. That
said, I'm not naive enough to believe that every Australian is putting in the effort needed.
So I was thinking to start off with a working holiday, to get to know the people, the country, and a major city.
Now Iím not going to travel over there for 8 months only looking for a job. I love the outdoors, Iím looking for long summers, beautiful beaches and
natural parks. Again, this brings me to WA. Perthí s beaches, Broome, Esperance, Ningaloo and Kilbarri and off course Margaret River. If my budget
allows me, Iíd love to do some hiking, especially in the Kimberleys. Iím sure there are many more places like that all around Australia, but these are the sort
of things Iím looking for. A few proper outback towns would be nice aswell.
As said, I would like to spent a few months in a city. I think this is the best way to experience the Aussie way of life. What am I looking for in a city? In a nutshell,
I love sports and have fallen in love with AFL, do a bit of fishing and like a decent night out from time to time (but that won't be important to where I'll end up, its on the list, but way down). I love a city where life flies by at 200 miles an hour but also give you the opportunities to step out of it and have a relaxed, calm day without having to worry about anything. And whatever Iím looking or searching for, I always seem to end up at Perth and WA.
I havenít really figured out yet what Adelaide is about, I like Melbourne but I think it would be just too big a city for me to enjoy. And I know sod all
about Brisbane, Sydney or anything in the Northern Territories. So enlighten me if Iím missing something.