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1. Posted by laineyw (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Hey there...
I'm a 22 yr old irish chick...was meant to be heading to oz with my byfriend...He has now decided to break up with now after 3 yrs of being wit sumone i'm on my own and trying to figure out what to do...
Should I still go by myself??
Will I be ok on my own??
Ny words of wisdom//encouragement would be appreciated!!

2. Posted by sarajj (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Hi there,

I am in a similar situation to u also having to travel alone but am getting nervous about going alone. I am 21 and live in leeds, England, i have booked my flights for 18th june. Would be glad to hear from you if you fancy meeting up, or to chat and see what your plans are.

Let me know, hope to hear from you soon


3. Posted by Ccfit (Inactive 12 posts) 10y

Lainey all I have to say is that YOU BETTER GO!!!!! You will regret not going for the rest of your life if you dont and what better time to go then when you are newly single! I had a boyfriend for 5 years and I am so glad we broke up so that I have this opportunity to finally do this. You are going to have an amazing time and traveling alone is the way to go, you will meet so many people! I am going solo from april to april, I am not scared at all. Happy travels!

4. Posted by laineyw (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Thanks girls...
I'm starting to feel more confident about doing it now!!
And sure...I've nothing to lose by heading away!!
Hopefully we'll meet up on our travels!
lainey x

5. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 10y

it'll piss him off to say the least! when your out in oz having a blast and he's back there working his ass off!

Go for it ELAINE!!!

Fellow paddy!

6. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

hi elaine,
i'm doing the same,my girlfriend decided to follow her dream and went to travel south america last september for 2 was something she wanted to do on her own so off she went.....6 months on i decided that if she could do it on her own so could i even though its really out of character for me...i never do anything on my own so i'm really nervous...i'm off to oz in september...but just reading all these forums make you realise that loads of people have the same fears but everyone seems to have the best time of there lives and it really fills you with confidence to see that even though you feel like your gonna be on your own,your not gonna be the only one feeling a little nervous coz loads of people are in the same boat....and i've never heard anyone say they regret doing it.......anyway thats enough waffle....
have a great time...

7. Posted by laineyw (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

I was thinkin the same thing smythy...ha...
Sooooo I've just borrowed money from 5 family members and i'm going to book my flights today i think! ok i'm nearly hyperventilating here....

8. Posted by robbo_gsi (Full Member 81 posts) 10y


when u leaving anyway? am from N.I goin on my own and i'd be damn glad of some irish companionship!

9. Posted by laineyw (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

I'm thinkin latest sept...earliest end of july...gotta see what flights are like i guess..
How bout u?

10. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 10y

looks like i might be in there too! Im for heading in sept/oct or maybe earlier like august as im outta here (england) mid july back home to NI and then gona head to oz.

Anybody any idea when the cheapest time to go and who's cheapest to fly with????