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Travel buddies wanted for Asia, Aus and Nz. Sept 2010 onward

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1. Posted by mikey_d_uk (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

hey im a 27yr old male from south west, uk. i have done some solo travelling before, but that was across america and canada, also did 6 weeks in thailand alone too. although i love solo travel i do find it alot easier with others, i am open to travelling with both males and female, of various age groups, just love meeting new people who enjoy the same kind of stuff as me.

I'm very flexible and easy going, but im looking to leave around sept or oct 2010, once ive enjoyed my summer in the uk, i have not booked anything at all yet, but im looking to go to asia, aus and nz, in no particular order, i feel i have a decent budget too, hence why im flexible and also not opposed to getting working visas either. I also have no set in stone timescale i will be away for as i will have no responsibilities back in the uk, so again like i said i really am totally flexible.

any questions please feel free to msg me, i have facebook, msn etc too for any planning or ideas. im hoping there are people with a similiar plans or ideas for this kind of trip.

look forward to hearing from anyone with like minded ideas.

2. Posted by robson303 (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Hi i too am from the Sw of England, I have booked already and am doing the same trip as u have stated, leaving england on 1st oct, im on facebook, search me james robson, my profile pic is a pic of a chinese kid. We can talk more their.

3. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

im doing the same sort of trip to you both,mikey iv sent you a message

james,iv looked for you on facebook,cant find you!whats your email address

4. Posted by micky b (Budding Member 30 posts) 6y

im doing preety much same trip going sort of november time?wana b in sydney for new year?then up east coast working along the way

5. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

same here micky but i leave late sept early oct,who are you going with,im already booked to spend christmas and NY in sydney,then looking to travel down the east coast aswell

6. Posted by micky b (Budding Member 30 posts) 6y

at the mo on my own,but 1 of my friends is waiting for a sale on a house so might come along,i hear its getting preety booked up for december jan time in sydney?where u staying?i stayed at base and bondi beach when last there,u from liverpool?u looking to work?

7. Posted by Zozzle27 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Hi all i'm also from the SW, travelling by myself to Oz in September, hopefully until about May-time next year, then go to Thailand for a bit. Mikey - how did you find Thailand when you went? I'm a bit concerned at the moment given the violence at the moment (Really don't fancy landing in the middle of a war).

It's reassuring to know there are others who are travelling solo as I thought the majority of people went in groups! I def wouldn't have considered it when I was younger but at 27 I feel slightly more confident about going on my own. I plan on working my way around as much of the country as I can, starting in Sydney - does anyone know what the best method of getting around would be as i've heard about a coach pass you can buy that you can use across Oz for up to 12 months? I imagine flights would be more expensive.

Thanks Zoe

8. Posted by mikey_d_uk (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

the 1st time i went thailand there was a state of emergency in bangkok, but i really didnt see anything as i was away from that district, i would hope it would all be cleared up by then anyway, i wasnt in bangkok long, but i have a friend out there now who just chose to go down to the south instead to be safe.

thai people seemed very friendly to me as a tourist though, also seemed to appreciate my custom etc and had many people over there help me out and go out of their way for me, so i wouldnt hesitate to go back again! by the time your finished in oz im sure it should be cool there anyway.

and yeah your at a good age to do it alone, u will soon meet alot of people along the way, its surprising how many u meet who are doing it alone too, so good to hang out and go along some of the way together.

9. Posted by phil_g3 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

Mickey I'm doing a similar trip and heading to SE Asia for 3 months early September. Travelling there for 3 months before flying out of Singapore to Sydney for Christmas and New Year. Have you guys tried to book somewhere in Sydney already? Any ideas where is best to stay? I knew it would be busy but didn't think I'd need to book this early.

10. Posted by mikey_d_uk (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

hey phil i'd recommend asking in the aus section on the site, dont know if you use it already but is usually pretty handy to use as well, but yeah ive heard you have to book sydney well in advance. either way sounds like u will have an awesome time!