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21. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Jasmine - I'm waiting for you in Sydney with a few drinks!!!

22. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Make sure your keeping them chilled...another good few months to go yet!

At the mo ive got things planned in my head and its a case of carrying them out...just in the process of applying for my three weeks off...

23. Posted by Danielsw25 (Budding Member 50 posts) 11y

Man a few of the things you guys said on here really hit me. I have also questioned my decisions on going. I also have been nervous about going alone. I'm split on it though, I mean I have never met ANYONE who has actually traveled. Yeah maybe a week long vacation in Europe or something, but I dont consider that travelling. I think experiencing the culture of a place is travelling (in my opinion that is). So a lot of what people have said here are relevant to me as well. It doesnt help that everyone I know tells me to wait. That is really really difficult to be honest. You would think people would support you wanting to go off and actually experience things which most people talk themselves out of. Hehe I am not gonna listen though. I have a nasty knack for that...course that also has landed me with like $11000 in student loans so it does have its down sides . Good luck Lil J.

On a side note...I think I am going to New Zealand still. I was previously going to see someone and was going to stay for two months. Now I cant go for that long because of money issues...but a few weeks out of this blasted country will do nicely. Sick and tired of this war business!! Sorry...but anyways...if anyone has any input on a place to go for a first timer...let me know. Sounds to me as though New Zealand is a good place to start (apparently girls love the "american" accent ;)) but that info might have been biased. Dont mean to keep kicking a dead horse but I gotta start deciding soon.

By the way...love the site! Its weird reading about all this stuff a non-traveller person wouldnt think of. Hope to have some interesting input of my own sooner or later.

Fae

24. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

hey you go for it fae- i dont tend to listen to other people if its negative stuff, i like to find out for myself-which is not always good but being so young its just part of 'growing up'i suppose. I am just wanting to find myself and try new things-whether they are good or bad-a bit of everything can't harm you!

I am the opposite-i have no commitments and have the funds but its just the confidence and 'knowledge' that i need, but i guess thats something that comes in time!

This site sure is great for info and encouragement! ;)

25. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

i have no commitments and have the funds

Cripes

I never realised that!! Jas? So what the heck are you still doing at home then??!!! That's scary. At this rate, we'll have to send somebody round to drag you off around the world!!

Btw, if nothing else, you can always get yourself on a plane to Stockholm and join us next weekend! Then you at least have done a short trip on your own to a foreign place before bitting the bullet to Oz.

26. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 11y

I would totally recommend that you read 'A Bus Could Run You Over' by Colin Butts (the bloke that wrote is Harry On The Boat?).

It's obvious from your number of posts on this website that you're totally up for travelling, so if you read that book then I can pretty much guarantee that it will give you the courage to go ahead with your trip, and also convince you that you're going to be totally chuffed that you did.

The last two chapters, and one paragraph in particular, will totally persuade you to do it, but you need to read the rest of the book first for them to have as strong an effect.

27. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 11y

I would totally recommend that you read 'A Bus Could Run You Over' by Colin Butts (the bloke that wrote is Harry On The Boat?).

It's obvious from your number of posts on this website that you're totally up for travelling, so if you read that book then I can pretty much guarantee that it will give you the courage to go ahead with your trip, and also convince you that you're going to be totally chuffed that you did.

The last two chapters, and one paragraph in particular, will totally persuade you to do it, but you need to read the rest of the book first for them to have as strong an effect.

28. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

yep-you will have to get someone to drag me off round the world, beacause of my situation thats why many people-especially people at work are saying just go!

I cant afford to lose this opportunity-who knows what around the corner! i think i just make excuses-its just the confidence thing of the unknown. One minute i think of it as a HUGE step the next i'm thinking-sure-i'll be ok what can go wrong-maybe its my naivety!

Now i am interested in that book-i will defo find out about that! cheers.

I'm going to a travel agents this week-thats my aim!-nothing a big but its a srep in the right direction. ;)

29. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Quoting Gelli

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Btw, if nothing else, you can always get yourself on a plane to Stockholm and join us next weekend! Then you at least have done a short trip on your own to a foreign place before bitting the bullet to Oz.

If i was confident enough-believe me i would defo join ya! but i think i'll have to stick to my clubbing this weekend!

I get so frustrated with myself-its unbelievable, hehe!

30. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

yep-you will have to get someone to drag me off round the world, beacause of my situation thats why many people-especially people at work are saying just go!

If it needs to happen, it's not actually that hard to arrange (seriously). We'll have to get your parents to sign a waiver that they won't go to the police and say you've been kidknapped, but if you do want to someone to turn up and literally drag you onto a plane to Aus, i've got some friends who'd probably happily do it!

[quote]If i was confident enough-believe me i would defo join ya! but i think i'll have to stick to my clubbing this weekend![quote]

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