I'm in the boat with you guys too. Hopefully we will figure out where we put the paddles when we get there.
I'm going on my own (first time going abroad alone ever), and not doing any intro or anything... Just gonna wing the whole thing and hope I don't die.
Gonna be starting in Jan2010 in Cairns and then travelling south down the east coast(slowly) for a year. I don't have an Oz phone number yet (obviously, as still in good old England ) but would be great to meet up with people doing the same thing!
I'm sure I'll get net access at least weekly over there, so do add me to Facebook (search Rory Z Fulcher), I also started a group on there for Oz Backpackers 2010... only got about 10 members so far I think.
If we don't meet, I hope you all have the time of your lives! And if we do meet, don't let me be a bad influence on you!
im in the same boat as you all.
Im coming out to oz on feb 17th.
Got my flights booked. 8 weeks awaqy. Getting nervous aswell.
Would be cool to meet up with any of you guys if your gona be in melbourne anytime around then as im goina alonee. xx
Hey! Its crazy reading this and realising there are people all over England feeling EXACTLY like me phew! I am heading to Thailand with a friend for 3 weeks then venturing to Oz alone in March 2010! Never been anywhere alone before and am just so hoping to meet people to travel with! Have been having a major dilemma between joining a tour or just turning up and seeing what happens! Most people seem to be leaning on the "go it alone" side of the fence and after reading all these posts I'm starting to feel happier about the idea! I want to travel up the East coast also, have a few friends along the way but really wanna experience the whole backpacker thing! Are we all mad?? Or perhaps really,really lucky!! haha.