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1. Posted by Suzi_00 (Budding Member 43 posts) 6y

Hey People,

Just wondering if there is anyone else out there feeling like I do right now.......I went travelling last summer on my own and since coming back I miss it lots!!! I'm not really enjoying my job at the mo, have no set ties, and have money saved. I'm tempted to pack my bags and explore Europe, before moving onto China, parts of Asia (Singapore, and Malaysia area) and then spend sometime in OZ n NZ. I'm open to suggestions on countries although not too keen on the Thailand area. Be nice to have someone to share it with.

If anyone out there feels the same, it would be lovely to hear from you :)

Suzi from England

2. Posted by rach87 (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Hey Suzi, im going to New Zealand in november, then moving to Oz mid dec getting a working visa also try earn a bit of cash then take it frm there really. I really fancy doing Asia after Oz but going to go with the flow really. Only booking a one way ticket i think or poss round the world.

What time of year are you thinking of going?
Where did you travel before, and how did you find it going alone as this is something im a bit worried about

Rachael xx

3. Posted by Suzi_00 (Budding Member 43 posts) 6y

Hey Rachael,

I was thinking of leaving in the next two/three months or sept at the latest but would like to go sooner really. I will probs only book one way too with no real hurry to return. I'm going to spend Christmas in OZ as I think it will make a nice change :)

Last time I went to Tokyo, Singapore, NZ and the cook islands. Its not bad being alone. I didn't feel scared at all, just found it an adventure. I met lots of people in the hostels, although I missed having someone to do things with and to share the adventure with, which is why I'm not feeling going alone again.

Suzi x

4. Posted by rach87 (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Hey Suzi, im going to be in Sydney for xmas and new year so if your around that area we should meet up

I wish i could go sooner but im saving as much as i can before i go so i'll be comfortable with money just incase i dont find a job for a while

5. Posted by kells (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Hey:), im looking at going to Sydney or Melbourne beginning of Nov 11 and dont really have a plan but need to start somewhere. I am travelling alone and would like to have someone else to share the experience with :0)


6. Posted by eric25 (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

Feeling the same way, I just started doing a work and holiday in new Zealand right now and I am flying home in June but probably coming back here to finish it the whole visa. I did oz for a yeAr then Bali & Thailand for two months and just realized the past couple of days how much I love the life away from home. think I might keep going for another two years. On 18 months right now.

7. Posted by Suzi_00 (Budding Member 43 posts) 6y


Racheal - Sydney sounds great, I bet there will be a great atmosphere there. I have visions of a big bbq beach party or something lol. Are you planning to work in OZ? I'm looking into hiring a campervan and exploring that way. x

Kellie - I'll be in OZ Oct, Nov time so maybe we could meet up somewhere, have you a particular route in mind?

Eric - that sounds great, that's exactly what I'm planning! :) What was Bali like?


8. Posted by jackdundee (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

hi Suzi,

think you wrote to me about the croatian coast. when were u thinking of heading to europe? i was thinking of starting in june and was thinking croatia, turkey and maybe some of eastern europe like poland. were there particular places in europe you would like to go?

Jackie from oz

9. Posted by Suzi_00 (Budding Member 43 posts) 6y

Hey Jackie,

I would like to go to Czech, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Bratislavia, Prague, well lots of europe to be honest. :)

I'm tempted to go really soon but I'm going to wait till it's warmer. How long are you thinking of staying in Europe for?

I'm going to OZ in October, is there any tips you can give me on places to see and go? What place would be good to be over Christmas?


10. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 6y

Exactly what I have been thinking :-)

I've never been travelling. I hope to go to
oz and Thailand (I know u said no Thailand) I am looking to
go early next year which I imagine is too late
for you?

Did u find it easy travelling solo?