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1. Posted by T.G (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hey there, 27 year old Finnish gal is about to shake the dust off her shoulders and take off. However, finding adventures tends to be easier when trvelling with company, so all ya people heading to the same direction, let me know wassup. I'm leaving LA on the 17th of May, staying in Samoa for 3 weeks, then checking out Tonga for a week, two weeks in NZ, and most likely a whole year in Australia (working vacation visa). Also looking for potential house mates in Sydney...

2. Posted by laurajc (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y


i'm off travelling at the end of sept to australia for a year and will be in sydney from oct-jan so if you wanna keep in contact that would be cool.


3. Posted by leanneh (Budding Member 59 posts) 11y


ill be in sydney nov - jan too so should def meet up for a nice cold beer in the sun! Laura - where are you planning on staying in sydney - or have you not figured that out yet?! ill be there for 2 -3 months and was wondering what the best option would be. are you going to be working there?


4. Posted by laurajc (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

i'm up for a nice cold beer! lol! well flight and everything is booked and i will probably start looking for somewhere to say in the next month or so because i want some where to stay when i get there rather than worrying about it in the airport. i hope to work yes, i dont mind what the job is just as along as i get alittle bit of extra cash before xmas.

what are your plans? how long you staying in oz for?

5. Posted by leanneh (Budding Member 59 posts) 11y

im going to travel around asia for a month, im leaving the uk on 1st october - well im not booked but this is the plan!! ill stay in sydney nov until after new year sometime. I will probably work in sydney, doing anything that pays!! i think i will book a few days somewhere then i can sort something more permanent out when i get there. after new year i plan to go see a bit of the country - maybe up the east coast or west, up the middle along and down the east coast, not sure yet. All I know is i cant wait!!! I just need to make some decisions about my route on the way back from oz - im staying away a year in total, about 9 months in oz then seeing NZ, somewhere in the pacific, LA and New York on the way home. waht about you?


6. Posted by laurajc (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

i dont know what route to take either. my parents are coming out in jan for a month so they want to visit melbourne and cairns but when they leave i dont know where go go next? i will probably go back and do cairns though. we should try and meet up at some point! i would also like to go to NZ aswell only for about 3 weeks though but see what happends i guess.

have you been before? i'm excited but very nervous about travelling alone :-(

7. Posted by leanneh (Budding Member 59 posts) 11y

i think ill just see how i feel when i get there and see if i meet any people that are doing something similar. i think i will stay in australia for about 9 months, heading to NZ around August time (thats so long away just now!) then onto the US for a month or so.

Yeah we should meet up! my email is -snip- so might be easier just to email me direct. would be good to have someone to meet when i land in sydney!

how long are you staying in australia for? where else are you visiting on the way back?


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8. Posted by laurajc (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

i think we have emailed each other before, anyway my adress is -snip-

just staying in Oz for the year! making my round :-)

on the way back home i stop over in Tokyo and get a free nights acommodation then its on my way back to london.

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