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How to get a backlink for your blog

In future the only way that you will be able to get a backlink from my website is by providing a This is my City post.

If you wish to get a backlink for your blog here is how you can do this.

I won’t go into why it’s good to get backlinks for your website, chances …

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Backpacker work in Australia – Employer List
I have compiled this list of employers in rural Australia and telephone numbers in industries that maybe interested in having backpackers working for them. Backpacker Work in Australia
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Scheduling social media posts

One thing I have come realise very quickly since becoming a full-time blogger is how much time can be consumed with social media.

I am being very pro-active about increasing the size of my Social Media accounts and you can easily spend large amounts of time on Social media when you should be creating content not …

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Rendezvous Hotel -Singapore
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Rendezvous Hotel -Singapore

Rendezvous Hotel is located in the centre of Singapore just off the eastern end of Orchard Rd. The hotel is only a short walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station which makes it very convenient to get around the city if you don’t want to use taxis. You are able to travel to many places quicker …

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Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev) – Ukraine

Independence Square Kiev

Must Do

The list of “must do” in Kyiv includes at the least a dozen of things to do, but the first thing I would recommend is to go down the Andriivsky Spusk – the street featuring the artists’ works of all sorts from all round Ukraine. On your way talk to craftsmen (apart …

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Have an Adventure on the Water: Key West Boating

Key West boating is one of the many pleasures that visitors can enjoy while on vacation here in paradise. Choose rentals, charters, or bring your own. The marinas Key West can accommodate any Key West boating need. If you’re looking for Key West boat rentals, you can find that too, for almost any size and type …

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5 Safety Tips For City Biking

Biking is a fun and healthy way to stay fit and its one of the fastest ways to get around a busy city. Unfortunately, even the elite riders understand the risks of maneuvering their way around the sea of buses, cars, pedestrians and other bikers within an urban area. For starters, there are basic safety …

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Holiday in Tuscany – Castello Montalto

The Castle of Monalto is located east of Siena in an area known as La Berardenga in Chianti Tuscany.

Castello Monalto has a long history and there has been a castle on the site since the 6th century.

Montalto in Toscana overlooked an important medieval road that was a gateway to the Mediterranean Sea and was of …

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Picking Apples in Australia

Picking Apples in Australia is another big crop where you can  get work picking fruit.

Historically, Tasmania is the biggest apple growing state so much so its named the Apple Isle.

Despite this apples are grown in all states except Northern Territory.

In Queensland, the picking season starts in February in Stanhope one of the only areas of …

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Grape Picking in Australia

Grape Picking in Australia is a big business and wine is one of the biggest agricultural products in the country.

There are many different regions that produce wine and at harvest they need a large casual workforce to pick the harvest.

When the harvest takes place is determined by the weather but I have provided an time …

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Best Railway Website on the Internet

Salve’ Gentle Jerkwads today I’d like to give you a bit of information about what I think is the best railway website on the internet.

The Man in Seat 61 covers the entire world of railways. I personally found this website very useful when I travelled through Vietnam by railway a few years back. The website …

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Backpacker Jobs in Australia download – market research

Today I started a small market research campaign for my downloadable ebook Backpacker Jobs in Australia.

What I have done is gone to the Facebook Group Backpacker Jobs In Australia and left a post asking for backpackers who would like to get the ebook for free if they answer some questions about the ebook later.

The good …

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The Australian Swag – A bit of a history lesson

If you’ve been in Australia for any length on time you would heard the word swag or a swagman.

Its a historical term because a swagman was an itinerant farm worker – these guys used to walk around to farms looking for work and swagmen were very common in the 1890’s recession in Australia although I …

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Earning Frequent Flyer Points with Agoda Max Points

Earning Frequent Flyer Points with Agoda Max Points

When I travel in Asia I nearly always book a part, if not all of my accommodation with Agoda.

I find that you get a pretty good rate and they also have a wide range of accommodation types and budgets.

I’ve never tried to get points on Agoda because I …

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Easy way to make 1500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Good news everyone, here’s an easy way to make 1500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points.

You may have seen this on news.com.au because they are promoting it as well.

If you read my article Travelodium Monthly Results you would see that I have over 100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points. I’ve had one return trip to Singapore that I have …

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Great Facebook Pages for Backpackers in Australia

Hey There Gentile Jerkwads,

Got a few excellent Facebook Groups for backpackers in Australia.

Generally on these groups there are discussions about where to find fruit picking work or work in general. Where to go partying and looking for hookups, sharing rides and selling stuff for those going home.

There is also plenty of discussion.

The groups are all …

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Finding work in Australia for backpackers

Finding work in Australia is not a particularly difficult thing to do, however finding good work in Australia can be more difficult.

Vineyard in the Barossa Valley

The types of work vary in years gone by getting short term work in call centre’s have been easy to find but not so much anymore as more …

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Contiki Discounts for Europe 2018

Hi,

At Travelodium we like to find you good discounts so you can travel more. Also recommending these tours can bring in a source of income for this website so I can travel more and be able to get you better information.

Today I’ve got a nice discount for Australian travellers to Europe this summer that is …

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Travelodium Monthly Results – Making Money from your Blog

I’ve seen quite a few bloggers putting their financial results on their blog. I guess it is a self reporting technique to put the onus on yourself to do everything you can to improve the financial position of the blog.

I’ve had this blog for 11 years now and despite having a lot of Social Media …

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Great deals to Europe with Qatar Airways

Since Qatar Airways has started flying to Adelaide I’ve been noticing some great deals when you fly to Europe with Qatar Airways from Adelaide.

There are a few benefits in flying Adelaide to Doha and onwards to Europe.

It is one of only 2 airlines that are flying direct from Adelaide to the Middle East so you …

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Discount Sightseeing in UK

After getting some really good feedback about my recent post Rail discounts in UK I thought I’d also mention another great way to save some money while travelling through the UK.

English Heritage Membership gets you unlimited access to over 400 historical properties and places through the UK.

This includes

84 Religious Sights/Churches

66 x Castles

58 x Prehistoric Sights

53 …

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Travelling through Europe with Interrail

Travelling through Europe with Interrail
Many years ago when I first travelled through Europe my plan was to travel down to Greece spend a few months in the islands and then spend a couple months travelling through Central Europe checking out the sights.

I bought a Eurail card so I had unlimited rail for the 3 months …

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Aussie Backpackers in London – Rail Discounts

Rail Discounts in the UK and Europe

Hi There Aussie Backpackers in London  – I remember backpacking in London they were some of the best and worst days of my life.

As much as it’s a great thing and a great place to live London is fucking expensive.

I’ve found a couple rail discounts in the UK and …

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Nightlife in Prague – what to do at night

Many, many years ago on my first around the world trip I arrived in Prague. Back then it was a very different place.

Prague had been suffering from 40 years of state sponsored neglect, beautiful old building that had survived World War 2 were run down due to the lack of time and money spent on …

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Wedding in a villa in Mykonos

Picking a wedding spot must be one of the most difficult choices a couple has to make. The place has to benefit from a nice location and enjoy a scenic setting. The place has to be big enough to house all the party: all the friends, the distant and first-degree relatives, the friends of the …

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Things to do in Toronto

Over the past few years, Toronto has consecutively been named as one of the top livable cities in the world and I am proud to call it my city. Though it is not as beautiful as Vancouver, not as culturally rich as Montreal, this busy Canadian city has a beauty and vibe of its own.

1. …

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A day in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park lies about a 2 hour drive south east of Darwin. The park is about the size of Slovenia but during the wet season (when I was there) access to the park is restricted due to flooding.

The park contains a large amount of Aboriginal Rock Art and a habitat for a large amount …

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Are Lonely Planet Guides relevant for today’s traveller

Lonely Planet Guides have been around for over 40 years now and are steadily decreasing in their appeal. Also for the past 10 years Lonely Planet has been owned by large publishing companies and this diminishes the ideal that Lonely Planet is a small publisher that is looking out for the independent traveller …

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Things to Do in Indianapolis, Indiana

Things to Do in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is located just about dead center in the state of Indiana. Tagged as “The Crossroads of America” due to the many highways, interstates and railroads that converge on the city, Indy is the largest U. S. city not on a navigable waterway. Now considered a major sports center, Indianapolis continues …

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Wage theft in Australia

On 21 November, 2017 a report Wage Theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey was released. The survey is the most comprehensive study of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Australia.

Findings include:

Almost a third (30%) of international students and backpackers earned $12 per …

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Things to do in Zurich Switzerland

Things to do in Zurich

Most people don’t know a lot about Zurich, except perhaps that it is an awesome place to stage a rendezvous at a bank in a James Bond film. But there is actually a lot to love about this city and in this post I am going to share some of it’s …

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Things to do in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Things to do in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Must Do

While it may not be on the top of the bucket list of many, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is at turns charming and rewarding and a wonderful destination off the beaten path. There are few cities that can make the infamous Rust Belt of the United …

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Simplify Your Traveling This Holiday Season

Simplify Your Traveling This Holiday Season

Whether you are going back home to visit your family or you are planning an exotic getaway, traveling during the holiday season can be quite challenging; not least of all because everyone else is doing the same. Crowds and long waits can really …

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Things to do in Birmingham (United Kingdom)

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Birmingham, the contested ‘second city’ of the UK, and often associated only with the often-mocked accent, has a reputation as a place to avoid. It is a city without a dominant civic identity.

Once the city of a thousand trades, the epicentre of industrial England, is not the most typical of tourist attractions, and in modern …

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