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21. Posted by Scotty87 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y


You will defiantly be ok after a few days once you get settled! I know a few people who have been travelling, some on their own and some with a friend/girlfriend and everyone of them have said they would rather do it by themselves!

Yeah I got mine offline too, I went into a few shops and tried ones on and couldn't find a good one but luckily the woman in the shop told me about the bag I got and I researched it and turns out her advice was spot on! :)

Yes it is good news that we can get paid doing work for the 2nd year visa, I will defiantly ask when I'm over there about it all, but if I cant get that good of money then it may be worth me doing the WWOOF which I have a membership in.

I leave on the 6th of February, so under 3 weeks now :) I fly to New York first! I cant wait but extremely nervous!

What does your family think about you leaving? Are they behind you or against you going?

Scott x

22. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 6y

Yeah going alone is for sure the best way! Scary but overall worth it :)

Not long at all then! I thought my 13 weeks wasn't long, ha! Have you been to New York before?

My mum has her moments but she understands how much I want to go, since i'm her only one she has nobody else to look after when I leave. But they are all 100% behind me and have helped me with my plans a bit. You?


23. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y

Quoting shorty100

Leona, your situation and reasons are exactly the same as mine. I have thought about this for a very long time, I used to always say to my mum when I was young I was going to go to Oz but don't think she ever thought I actually would. So last July when things changed I decided it was time to get out of here and go see what I was missing out on :)

Eeek, how exciting!!!


Im so glad i came on here!! I feel reassured already, do you plan to keep a blog or are you on facebook?? id love to see how your getting on before i get over there, especially seen as our circumstances are so alike!! My mum is very supportive but I dont think she'll believe me till im on the plane Feel like its a fresh start and I cant wait


24. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 6y

Yep i'm on facebook, i'll have things on there for sure to make everyone at home jealous :)

Are your flights booked to Perth, yeah?

I'll send you a private message with my Facebook

25. Posted by Scotty87 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

No I've never been to America before so its all new. I've always wanted to go there so I thought I would go via there!

My mum and dad are behind me 100% but they are sad that they wont get to see me for so long! It will be a nightmare when they drop me off at the airport, I'm not looking forward to that cause I know what my mum will be like!

Scott x

26. Posted by Scotty87 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

I don't blame you there, defiantly make everyone jealous on facebook :)

27. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 6y

The airport drop off is not going to be fun for us either. I'm dreading my mum, she at one point refused to come because she's scared she makes a full of herself

New York is amazing! I loved it there, will hopefully go back again one day, after I have got Oz out of my system :)


28. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member 144 posts) 6y

Quoting Scotty87

I don't blame you there, defiantly make everyone jealous on facebook :)

Can't wait to plaster it in photos of my travels :)


[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jan-2011, at 14:06 by shorty100 ]

29. Posted by Scotty87 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

That's mum's for ya, don't expect any less

Yeah it does look amazing, I've got 2 weeks there and I'm staying on Broadway so it should be real good! I've got loads of trips booked for America going to be mega busy!

I think after 2 years in OZ I will not be wanting to leave :) NZ afterwards if I'm not home sick!

Scott x

30. Posted by Scotty87 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

My mates will be jealous when mine get put up :) I even got a really nice new camera for xmas, so pictures will be great!!

Scott x