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11. Posted by amelia88 (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

No not booked mine yet, that's my plan this weekend to sort, hopefully. I'm either going to go for the globe or seen one on bondi beach, surfside backpackers that looks good too. I just don't know whether it'll be better to stay in the centre of Sydney or if it will be ok travelling in from bondi beach? Just heard mixed things on the globe but be nice knowing others staying in the same place! :) xx

12. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

yeah, its exactly the same for me, im thinking the same thing weather to stay on bondi or in city, and yeah ive been reading and hearing mixed things about the globe too. i want a place with a good vibe, im not too bothered about what the place is like but i dont it too be really shockingly bad, you know what i mean. let me know where you decide, like you said is good to know others staying in the same place

13. Posted by amelia88 (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

Yeah, really struggling to decide. Know exactly what you mean, travelling on my own I want to be somewhere with a good vibe, good people up for a laugh and a good time. I'm sure that's most places, just with it being the first place I go to, want it to be good if that makes sense.

Have you heard anything about Surfside, or seen anything about it? If you make a decision before me let me know. I guess even if not staying in the same places, always be good to know people out there and maybe meet?

14. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

yeah definetly will keep you updated and would be good to meet up. i looked up sufside and it looks alright, i just sent them a enquiry directly to see if they still have rooms available, also sent them off to the globe, BigHostel, the maze and funkhouse. just gonna wait to see if any of them have any rooms left and should hopefully have one booked by the end of the weekend.

now im booking everything its all started to feel and seem real, like wow im about to go to aus on my own, i cant wait lol. im sure its the same for everybody thats going?

15. Posted by amelia88 (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

Yeah when my tickets arrived the other day it all just seemed so real now! Been saying about it for so long now, just can't wait till December! I think once the hostel is sorted I'll be even more excited and be bit less worried, just hope can find somewhere! Can't believe how many people are doing the same thing though, so hope it will be easy to me people once there!

16. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

yeah im sure it will be easy to meet people, like already havign just a few posts on here there are so many of us that are talking to each other that are doing exactly the same thing and we're all in the same boat so im guessing we'll meet people straight away, and think of all the people we'll be meeting once we get traveling too. yeah i just cant wait till december to come, everybody i know are all so jelous of me

17. Posted by amelia88 (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

Yeah, everyone seems really nice and that's just talking through here and people all seem to want to meet up which is cool. The next 2 months are going to go pretty slowly I think. At least gives me some time to plan a bit more! Counting down the days already, hehe. Yeah everyone I say to about it is so jealous too

18. Posted by a.v.99 (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

with us all planning our trips and all, has anybody thought about setting up bank acounts out there, and what banks are you thinking of? has anybody looked at possible jobs or are you just gonna look when your out there, has anybody even converted their cv's to aussie reseme's..not quite sure what the difference will be but ive heard we need to convert our cv's to how they have their reseme's?

19. Posted by Smoothiee (Budding Member 43 posts) 6y

Hi Amelia,

Since you have yoru tickets booked and dates organised shoot email to hostels in sydney and check availibility for the dates you seek and book them asap. The hostels are of high standard and safe too as long as you follow the general rule of travel. I am from sydney and do assist with info on this website to travellers as I too do travel a fair bit and it can be a good thing to get some local info before yo arrive in the country you are travelling. OZ is safe and I am sure you will have agreat time mingling with other like minded travellers as yoru self. I am in Sydney so if youneed any more info shoot me an email and I will be happy to assist.

If you up for a drink when you ge to Sydney let me know ....


20. Posted by adam price (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y

hi amelia where are you flying from as i leave on the 27th of december flying from heathrow where are you flying from as i am on my own to