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Mentor me – Who made all the pies?

Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete exciting internships in South Australia. Today’s blog comes from one of those winners, Sarah, who worked as a food ambassador for Vili’s Pies – an iconic family run meat pie company in Adelaide.

When I discovered I had won the chance to do a working holiday in South Australia I couldn’t wait. I have always wanted to explore Australia and the chance to tie that in with gaining valuable work experience seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity.

My time in South Australia is an experience that I’ll never forget. Some of my favourite moments were spent relaxing at the beach, hiking in the hills and trying all of the delicious food the region has to offer.

Baking

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Five things not to miss in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a modern metropolis surrounded by culturally diverse suburbs slap bang in the middle of a jungle. The overgrown, half-finished building works on the outskirts look like the remains of a hidden lost world and just a short train ride away you’ll discover ancient caves guarded by giant golden statues.

It’s not all rainforests and ruins though, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC for short) is as modern as central London (and much cleaner) with towering skyscrapers, underground malls and some great hidden gems. Read on for our top five things to do in this epic city.

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Epic Journeys: Vietnam South to North

Vietnam is like a supermodel during Paris Fashion Week – long, thin and a bit wibbly. To see the best of the country a journey up (or down) the coast is a must and one of the top road (well mostly rail actually) trips to take on your South East Asian adventure.

Here we profile some of the key destinations on the route, how to get from A to B to sea, and pick out some hidden gems along the way. Hold on to your conical hats….


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5 reasons working in Adelaide was the best!

Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete exciting internships in South Australia. Today’s blog comes from one of those winners, Camilla, who worked at The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, home to one of Australia’s great art collections. Following her placement, Milly chose to stay on and explore Australia further, backpacking around the country.

I was instantly struck by the hotchpotch of architecture they have in South Australia. Flanked with looming glass towers over Victorian brickwork, straight, flat avenues of road are cornered with French-colonial balconies.


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Internship…in a Vineyard!

Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete exciting internships in South Australia. Today’s blog comes from one of those winners, Hugh, who worked at Yalumba, Barossa, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery where he has now secured a paid role.


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