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Glasweign travelling to Oz solo in July 2014...

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1. Posted by g11mhy (Inactive 5 posts) 2y

Hi Guys,

My nam eis Gill, Im 30 years old and looking to travel to oz solo in July 2014, looking to book flight for around 20th July, I need to be in oz before the 24th, due to visa expiring.

I am beyond nervous about going solo, im super fun and friendly and looking if possible to make some friends before the big leap...eeeekkk!

My plan, based on advise from people I know who have gone before, it is fly to melbourne, land some work for 2/3 months to make more money, then start to travel from Aug / Sept when the Auz summer starts, sydney > brisbane > full east coast.

Anyone with similar plans?

My twitter id: @g11mhy

Gill :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 2y

I'd recommend doing that full east coast in reverse order (that is, fly to Cairns when you're done working in Melbourne, and slowly travel south). The north (Brisbane and above) has a "wet season" which lasts from December through March, and generally features heavy rainstorms and unpleasant humidity (this latter already appearing in November). So better to start in the north in September, and be down south again come the end of the year.

3. Posted by Saylor (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y

Hi gill

My name is Stacey. I'm 26 from South Wales . I kind of have that exact plan, and strangely enough my flight is actually booked for 20th July. I too am heading alone. I'm flying into Sydney and have my first night hostel booked. Where I go from there we shall see. I will be looking to work as soon as I can (not necessarily in Sydney) for a couple of months then work my way along the east coast. I'm also looking to meet like minded people x

4. Posted by mathlete (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Hi Gill

I'm not a Glasweign but I did spend 3-4 years there for uni. I've got the opposite plan, I'm arriving in Sydney in April and heading over Melbourne way in September. Plans might change though, going to see what happens.

5. Posted by g11mhy (Inactive 5 posts) 2y

Hi guys..

Stacey who you flying with? Are you connecting in dubai, would be crazy if connected together there.

Yeah i have no plans other than id like to work to make extra funds. From what ive heard / been told melbourne is nicer than sydney and better for work xx

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8. Posted by Emboscotland (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Hi Gill

I'm Michelle in Edinburgh. I'm also thinking about going away in July/august time, I'm 29 so thinking I just need to go before it's too late because if I don't go now I never will.

I really don't have a clue where to start, I'm thinking Sydney but maybe just because that's obvious?

I am thinking the same though about working for a couple months before going travelling. I'm so scared about going myself, I don't know why, actually think I'm getting worse the older I get. Could maybe meet up if I take the leap which I'm pretty convinced I will now!

Michelle x

9. Posted by g11mhy (Inactive 5 posts) 2y

Hi everyone... Thank you for responses... I'm actually thinking of going out in sept / October time now, I'll just have to reapply for my visa :( xx