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Heyyy name's Maria Travelling to Australia in November!

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1. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 18 posts) 16w

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Hi all!

Maria, 23 from Manchester

So due to leave my current job in October to first go travelling around Thailand with one of my uni friends, then decided to solely go work and travel in Australia on a year working holiday visa.

Will be heading to Australia November flying straight from Bangkok.

Looking to meet some people before hand who are perhaps in similar situation travelling on their own to Australia, as I have no idea on where to go after ive spent my first week in Sydney, SCARY STUFF :S

So if any suggests on which cities to visit or find retail, office or waiting jobs please do share!

Much love

x

2. Posted by Daltry90 (Budding Member 17 posts) 16w

Hey Maria :)

I'm flying out to Melbourne and plan on staying there until the New Year doing the same thing as you. If you plan on heading down there let me know!

Sam

3. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 18 posts) 16w

Hi Sam,

Thats fab im planning on moving to Melbourne, after my first week in Sydney so from roughly 19th November! so nervous but yet excited at same time...

Maria

4. Posted by Daltry90 (Budding Member 17 posts) 16w

Ah sweet, i should still be there then, one of friends lives out there so planning on having Christmas and New Year with him and his girlfriend.

I know what you mean about the mixture of feelings! Sure there will be plenty of us in the same boat once we get out there so hoping nothing is going to be too daunting ha!

do you have any plans for when you are over there?

5. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 18 posts) 16w

Aww thats nice sounds like you are pretty much sorted, that takes the pressure off for you a little. Guessing you've been Australia before then?

Im just hoping there's a decent enough hostel I can stay in when I arrive in Melbourne and just concentrate on finding a job, that's my main focus I guess then hopefully everything else ill fall into place, little bit of optimism. And make a few friends on the way incase I get stuck dont want that now!

6. Posted by Daltry90 (Budding Member 17 posts) 16w

No it's my first time :) my friends moved over to Aus to be with his Australian girlfriend after her visa ran out over here.

Well feel free to stay in toucvh, i should have had a few weeks of sampling hostels by the time you are ready to come over so I'll try and recommend one haha :)

Yeah I want to get my RSA course done in my first week so i can apply for bar jobs, but will take anything I suppose, the sooner I'm earning over there the better!

Yeah I'm looking at a couple of road trips so would be good to have some travelling buddies!

7. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 18 posts) 16w

I sure will be! I will be looking to you to give me good recommendations when I arrive, so no pressure :P haha

8. Posted by Daltry90 (Budding Member 17 posts) 16w

Haha I'll bare it in mind :P

presume you're flying from Manchester then?

9. Posted by MariaDee (Budding Member 18 posts) 16w

No flying from Bangkok, in Thailand for a month cheaper to fly straight from there...

you flying from Manchester?

10. Posted by Daltry90 (Budding Member 17 posts) 16w

Ah cool,

No I fly from Newcastle to Dubai and then on to Melbourne :)

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