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1. Posted by Selena (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y

I'm a 24 year old female from Manchester and looking for a travel buddy(ies) to travel to Australia with! My contract at work runs out in April 05 (Personnel Assistant @ a College) and thought this would be an ideal opportunity to do something different than finding another job over here! I Would ideally like to combine work & travel while out there. I haven’t made any definite plans yet as I’m hoping to find someone to travel with. I am easy going and have a GR8 sense of humour! So anyone interested please get in touch!
Hope to hear from you soon, Selena ;o) x

2. Posted by fimbria25 (Full Member 120 posts) 12y

hiya,
saw that your planning an OZ trip, like myself for next year. Shame i will probably be leaving a few months before you...

Good Luck

Gaz

3. Posted by Tolemak (Full Member 75 posts) 12y

Hi. I`ll be doing a RTW in 2005 so I`ll come by Australia sooner or later. When were you planning on leaving and for how long?

Take care

Cheers

4. Posted by LittleMad (Full Member 42 posts) 12y

hi Selena, i have your same dream too!

I think to start, it's better take a guide (lonley planet) to help you where you could go in OZ, and how much is expensive life there (not very much in reality...).

I don't know if English have some advantages to go in OZ, to me (an italian) if i want to work and travel, it's better take a Working Holiday Visa.
Whit this visa I can stay in OZ 1 yearm and i can work not more then 3 months under same boss (i can always find another job).

5. Posted by Dario007 (Budding Member 23 posts) 12y

Hi Peeps.

I am travelling in Australia for about 6 months up to a year, as I got one year working visa. Arrive in Sydney on the 3 Dec. Staying with friends for a month and meeting a very cool girl from Norway to start travelling up the east coast (Explore The Great Barrier Reef) around 3 Jan. We are looking for another 2 easy going backpackers to explore the east coast with. We are travelling on budget and might work along the way as well, as fruit picking is in season.

My Email is: -snip, use message center-

If anyone is interested drop me a line and we arrange to meet in Sydney for a drink or two :) and see how it goes.

Laters
Dario

[ Edit: sorry, no emails please. spam harvesters love them ]

6. Posted by Selena (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y

Hi Dario,

I’m planning on leaving at the beginning of May 2005 (can’t really go any earlier as my contract at work doesn’t end until then and I really don’t want to drop my work mates in it!!) At the moment I have meet a guy from London through one of these sites and I think up to now we will by flying into Sydney to start off with. You will probably have moved on from there by the time we get there. I have places in mind of where I really want to go and see things such as the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney opera House and loads of other stuff!!
I’m going to stay with the guy I meet for the weekend at the beginning of October so hopefully we will plan some kind of route out with all the books I have on the place (helps working in a College – there’s a huge library full of em!!) I’m hoping to book my ticket by November so should have more of an idea then.
Keep in touch before you go and I will keep you up to date with where I’m at travel plan wise. You will have to give me your email address so I can mail you once you’re out there to see if you are where we are and we can always meet up!
At the moment I don’t have a hotmail address but I will be getting one pretty soon, the email I’m using for now is my works one, (I seem to spend half my life at work so thought that would be better – plus we can’t use hotmail at work coz of bugs and stuff)!!

Speak to you soon x ;o)

7. Posted by Selena (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y

Hi Everyone,

It’s Selena, just thought I'd update you with my travel plans. So far I have met 4 people to travel with and already met up with 2 of them already. We all wanna go to Oz around the same time (May 2005). I will def be leaving sunny England after 6th May 05 and I’m looking at staying over in Thailand for a few days as a stop over before arriving in Sydney. I will be staying in Sydney for a week maybe 2weeks and then making my way up the coast. Once the money runs out then I’ll have to start working as well (hoping to make the money last as long as I can!! haha). I’m meeting up with the people I have met before the end of the year and hopefully we will get something booked together but I will definitely be booking my ticket in December!
So if anyone is thinking of travelling around the same time, fancies meeting up along the way, or if anyone knows of any good sites for booking tickets, travel insurance etc or just generally wants to chat then drop me a line!!
Speak soon, Selena x

8. Posted by Selena (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

Hiya!!!

Hope everyone is well and still looking forward to going to Oz next year! Sorry if I haven’t been in touch lately but I’m sure you all know how it is…….work, work, work and yep you’ve guessed it more work!!!

If any of you still want to meet up for a few drinks, a chat, share ideas etc etc about Oz then can we all meet at Euston Train Station (London) at 2pm on Saturday 4th December next to the Virgin Information Stand! (If anyone knows any other place at the station that would be better to meet please feel free to say – I haven’t got a clue what’s there, only ever been once and can’t remember!)

I think I have included just about everyone I can possibly think of and who I’ve been in touch with over the past couple of months! If any of you have met anyone else through travelling sites please feel free to ask them to come along too………….the more the merrier!!

Hope to see you all as it would be good to put names to faces!!
If you contact me on my work email which is [email protected] I can give you a contact number you will be able to get me on that day if you do want to meet up in case your running a bit late! x

9. Posted by Selena (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

Hi Everyone,

Would just like to say thank you to everyone who has got in touch with me from this website!

I have now booked my ticket with 3 other girls that I met over the internet and also met up with them in Dec in London! I leave on 14/05/05 for Bangkok, Oz, New Zealand, Fiji, LA, New York and then home, unless I really get a travel bug and decide to keep going!!!

Good Luck everyone with your plans and all those of you who have mailed so far keep in touch, you never know we may end up in the same place at some point!

Bye for now x

10. Posted by Jeyhtmahh (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hey Selena! Im in the same boat as you!! I work at a college currently and im either gonna lose my job or hand my notice in soon! So am thinking of traveeling to Oz in March / Aprilish, maybe work there for a month and then go travelling around...
im 24 female in London
get in touch on [email protected]