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Traveling solo to Australia in Nov 2014 starting in Sydeny

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1. Posted by emily _g (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Im Emily, 25, and planning on traveling to Sydney in November 2014 solo.
I have booked flights for the 4th November and was looking to meet people who are also travelling, as I'm pretty scared about travelling on my own. My plan was to stay in Sydney for a bit, then hire a camper van and tour around until finally ending up in Melbourne to find a job.
It would be great to hear from anybody who is also heading to Oz around then and who has similar plans.

2. Posted by Norks21 (Budding Member 48 posts) 2y

Hi Emily. I've booked my flight to Melbourne on 6th November and am also feeling daunted about travelling alone. I'm going to head up to Sydney after a few days in Melbourne if you want to meet up? :)

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2455 posts) 2y

Dear Emily & Charlotte,

There is NO need to be nervous.

Remember that you're going to a country that speaks the very same language, watches mostly the very same movies, listens to mostly the very same music, eats mostly the same food, wears mostly the same clothes, etc. Australia has a superb support network for foreign tourists including a great infrastructure for budget backpackers.

In other words you're not going to the Indian Subcontinent or Africa. Australia is not an exotic or intimidating or difficult destination in the slightest, it's a super easy place to travel and just different enough to be really cool and fun for a first time nervous traveller.

Bottom line: Relax and have a gas!

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by emily _g (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Hi Charlotte
Yeah I'm pretty scared about going on my own, but I hope others are also in the same boat when I get there.....
Yeah that sounds good, did you want to add me on Facebook? search for Emily Garnett
xx

5. Posted by Norks21 (Budding Member 48 posts) 2y

Hi Emily. Apologies just seen this. I'll add you now.

Charlotte. X

6. Posted by NicolaHR (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Hi emily i am also looking to go first week in november. Havent booked my flight yet though hoping to do it this week. Whats ur flight details? Ive seen some for around 650 with a short stop off to sydney.
I think im going to do oz intro. Have you thought about it?
Im really hoping i find a friend to travel about with but ive heard its pretty easy to make friends once there :)
I also have similar plans of staying in sydney for a little while then moving on to look for work.

Charlotte would be great to get chatting to you. We could meet up when im there and when uve headed to sydney after your few days in melbourne?

Exciting stuff :)

P.s its Nicola Richardson if you want to add me on facebook (profile picture me and another girl) xx

7. Posted by Norks21 (Budding Member 48 posts) 2y

Is your cover picture three girls with funny glasses on? :) x

8. Posted by NicolaHR (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Its is haha. Ive sent you a message on facebook hopefully you got it ok!
Xx

9. Posted by emily _g (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Hi Nicola

I fly to Sydney on the 4th from Heathrow stopping off in China on my way arriving on the 6th. I managed to find my flights out for around 460, but that was one way, I think I brought mine in the end from Travel Trolley but looking through Sky Scanner.

I'll see if I can try and find you on facebook, if you cant find me, mine profile picture is with me in a black hat on a beach.

Charlotte, I don't know if you struggled to find me?
xx

10. Posted by NicolaHR (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Wow that sounds great!

Whats your full name emily i will try and find you now :)

I will try and find that flight see if its still same price thats really cheap. Im after a one way flight as have no idea when il be back!

Xx