Celebrity Backpacker of the Week 07:52 PM on Mon 12 May 2014

Meet Sam from Birmingham, UK - Living the Dream!

Name: Sam

From: Birmingham, UK

Age: 24

Where do you work? Frasers on Rainbow Hostel in Rainbow Beach, Queensland

How long have you been in Australia? 9 months

Where have you travelled in Australia? East Coast, Melbourne & Perth

Where is your favourite place in Australia? Rainbow Beach. There are so many natural beauties like Fraser Island, Double Island Point, the beach and the atmosphere. It has the best of both worlds. You get to mingle with all of the backpackers and all of the locals

Where would you recommend going in Perth? Fremantle has a fantastic pub - Little Creatures Brewery – they brew their own beers there. Cottesloe Beach is really nice and a short train ride from the city

Was there a point in your travels that left you thinking “Wow! This is actually Australia?” Yes! When I travelled to Noosa we stayed at a Bush Camp. We had a campfire, we could see the stars and it felt like we were in the middle of no where

Best night out? Brisbane! There is really good night life there

Best Beach? Rainbow Beach. It’s paradise, we live here and it’s on our door step. Manly Beach in Sydney is also beautiful

Best City? Brisbane – good nightlife, good looking boys and there is the lagoon which is a man made beach right in the city centre

What’s your impression of Australians? Beautiful, yet outspoken. Drink lots of beer but can’t keep up with the English, haha! 

Travel Tips for finding work in Australia? Be outgoing and as emphasised in the film ‘Bring it On’ – Be aggressive! Be be aggressive! 

What jobs would you recommend to other working holiday backpackers? Hostel jobs or bar work as you get to meet lots of other people

Best Australian memory? Frasers on Rainbow had a staff party for Christmas on the beach. You know you are in Australia when you celebrate Christmas on the beach in Santa Hats!

Thanks Sam! We hope that you keep enjoying your working holiday in Aus! For more info on finding work in Australia & New Zealand: http://www.stayatbase.com/work

Tags: Finding Work , Australia

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