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1. Posted by patience (Full Member 118 posts) 11y

Got my ticket to Sydney!!!!! Arriving march 5th on my own.
Cant wait! Never been so worried but at the same time never been so excited in my life. People close to me who have never done it said i'd never do it. How sweet it feels to prove those people wrong. I think people on here know how I feel. All of a sudden life seems great. I guess this is what life is all about :)

2. Posted by Chix (Full Member 114 posts) 11y

Wow - well done! I went to live in NZ (with a family I knew that moved out there) for 6 months and remember getting really scared before I went. I was determined to go but just had that fear of the unknown I guess. I had a fantastic time though, extended my trip and could easily have stayed for another 6 months!

Sydney is a awesome city so you'll be starting on a high! Are you travelling around when you get there or staying in one place for a while? Its probably best to book somewhere to stay in advance for the first night so you don't need to worry about finding accommo, and can concentrate on exploring instead :)

3. Posted by patience (Full Member 118 posts) 11y

Im going to book a hostel for when I arrive. Ive been looking into that. Apparently 'wakeup' is a good place to stay. Im going to work in sydney for a few months then move on. I'll try to get a job in the city or do some seasonal work. Lots of people seem to go up and down the east coast but ive got a friend who is in adelaide so might go there. Maybe i'll do both in the end as my visa lasts for 12 months.
And yeah the thought of going alone is a worry. Now im going my friends seem to be interested. If I'd waited for them I'd never have gone. I guess it was always going to take one us to take the plunge for the others to follow. So here i go. Havn't got much to lose and supppose ive got everything to gain.

4. Posted by Chix (Full Member 114 posts) 11y

I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time - just get talking to other travellers in your hostel. I've heard good things about wakeup too, keep in touch and let me know what its like. Last time I was in Sydney I was in a hotel but this time I'm going backpacking with my boyfriend so It'll be a bit of a different experience. I'll be after some advice on where to stay/go from you when you've been!!