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18yr old travelling alone

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1. Posted by diamonds (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y

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hiya im going to oz next year, so i'll be 19 then, and travelling alone. I'm very excited but obviously really nervous!!
i was just wondering if anyone else has gone travelling at this young a age and alone? im going with bunac..a travelling company, and everyone keeps saying i will meet so many people, but i was wondering how true it really is!!

sarah x

2. Posted by OzTraveler (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

I think you will be fine. Many reports on bunac have been good. But remember that the key is to get out and meet the locals of where ever you are. Don't be insular and only hang with travellers similar to yourself.

3. Posted by (Full Member 26 posts) 12y

Hi, I'm only 19 and I leave to go backpacking Oz alone in June for a year, like I said in another post, there are LOTS of people travelling alone! Staying in hostels seems to be the best way to meet people. My cousin went over with a friend and they went their own seperate ways when they got there, she met loads of people, I don't think its anything to worry about at all! Just enjoy yourself!

4. Posted by Fish_Boy (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

Hey Dont Worry !
There are thousands of young people from all
over the world roaming over Australia bumping
into other people and making great freinds.
You will have a travelling partner within 3hours
of hitting Oz. Promise.

5. Posted by diamonds (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y

thanks everyone that replied! made me feel much better, im sure i'll be fine over there, aslong as i find some crazy people to hang out with! worse comes to the worse, i'll just start chatting someone sure no-one would mind hehe

cheers again