i only just stumbled over this introduction forum after a week or so on the site. i can't believe how helpful its been!
a little bit about me...im a 22 year old gal from melbourne, australia who is yet to do any overseas travel. its been my absolute dream to go to europe since i was 16 but haven't had the chance due mainly to school and uni commitments. well, i finish my course in dec 2004 and off i go! england, italy, holland, france, germany, prague and switzerland await me. im only going for 10 weeks, but im sure ill be itching to return.
i hope to get to know some of you
bye for now
I'm sure you'll have a fab time in Europe
I'm going to Melbourne on my round the world trip in July. Can't wait!
let me know if you need any suggestions for melbourne. i don't know alot about hostels here, but sights to see, clubs/pubs to visit, etc i can help with. also transport.
We are there for about 5 days I think - would've liked longer but hey! Anything you can suggest would be good & I think we have sorted out somewhere to stay.
I'm a bit rubbish really but any questions on England you can ask me, I shall try if you let me know what kind of things you like to visit...
Oh by the way - Prague is nice to see but I would suggest getting out into the czech republic - it's a really nice country, although not many english speakers but you can get by. We got a train pass & just drifted along. Cheap beer too if you're into that kind of thing.
hey again kel,
hmm...things to do in melb..its hard to think of things in your own city! i would suggest checking out brunswick st, which i guess is kinda the centre for youth culture in melbourne - cafes, clothing stores, bars and people watching galore. chapel st is the designer clothing strip. umm...you probably won't have time in five days, but a trip to the dandynong mountains is beautiful - i used to live not too far from them. and of course the queen vic market in the city. in terms of pubs/clubs...theres heaps! you could check out local street mags like 'beat' or 'inpress' or let me know the kinda music you like and if its similar to me, i can help you out! theres some great live music venues in melb - pony, rob roy and ding dong are but a few.
Kylie - I hope you have an absolute blast of a trip. Oversease travel, especially your first time, is pure magic.
Just go with an open mind, savour everyday, and don't expect other places to be like home. I know this last comment seems obvious, but a lot of people do the comparison thing (oh, it's so expensive / dirty / crowded / hot / cold / whatever.) Just enjoy