Mango pickers beware!!

So a friend and i decided to get some farm work under our belts in case we wanted to apply for our second year visa when we were backpacking in Australia. If anyone else is thinking the same STAY AWAY FROM MANGO FARMS!! the sap that shoots from the fruit when you pick it is very acidic and burns the skin, you are made aware on your first day that you’re not allowed to wear gloves as it can ruin the fruit so there is no protection from this ejaculating sap! There are about 15 of you all picking at the same time so it shoots everywhere!!

After two days, my arms, chest, face and legs were covered in what they call “mango rash”, painful itchy patches of skin that look like you have some kind of herpes! my friends burns got so bad we had to take her to the local hospital to get treatment.

The money you earn from this awful experience isn’t nearly as much as you may have to spend on meds and you have to stay out of the sun which is very very difficult in the Australian summer. Needless to say we only managed two days work but the effects got worse as time went on, after day five my hand had ballooned and my knuckles had disappeared through the swelling!

so if your thinking of doing some agricultural work to go towards your second year, my advice would be to give all your options a google first and make sure your fully aware of any dangers that may come with the job!

Daisy

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Mimo Khair Photography

"art is life, life is art"

Say Hello to Gorgeous

Welcome to the prettiest place on the internet

WordAds

High quality ads for WordPress

Javier Grassl

Amateur Photographer at Buenos Aires

Adventure To Anywhere

Inspiring A Life Of Adventure Near & Far

Tales Of A Traveling Photographer

Travel fanatic, nature lover, adventure junkie, and photography enthusiast.

nomadruss in words and photos

photographer, wilderness guide, adventurer

The Goal List

Bucket lists, travel, goal achievement

A Kick In The Butt

Advice on all things FITNESS by Personal Trainer Ariana Dane

Travellers

Some kind of journey.

Nicholas Andriani

Adventure Travel and Gastronomy, Passionately Explored

Not So Housewife

A blog about a journey to a journey (and then some)

A Traveler's Tale

photography and travel interests, places, and things

What an Amazing World!

Seeing, feeling and exploring places and cultures of the world

forward travel

Sharing the world with a few tips along the way

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: