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71. Posted by David1892 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Hey Terry mate. Ur there 2 month b4 me, so if you're still there when I'm ready to leave u could keep me up to date with hostels and what not bud.
Wish it was 4 weeks away for me! Ha

72. Posted by cattyb (Budding Member 22 posts) 5y

Looking to stay at base too for the first three nights when we arrive out there! Looking to book soon :) My cousin stayed there when he first arrived in Melbourne and he said it was the best hostel he stayed in in all his time in Oz!
Plan is to get a job pretty much first thing! Melbourne is the sporting city of Oz so I'm really hoping to go to a few sporting events when I'm out there! The Australian Open is top of my list if I'm still in Melbourne come January!
Really want to do the Great Ocean Road :) wouldn't mind working on the beach! Hoping to settle in Melbourne then work my way up Oz! Job wise wouldn't mind working in coffee shops and doing casual work like that but I have also looked into working at sporting events! As over the summer a lot is on! Hoping that going at the end of September will give me more of a chance of getting a job before all the travellers arrive for summer!
You will have to keep in touch! Tell me the places where me n Laura need to go and where to find work! Maybe get a drink :) Im so excited!!! How much you hoping to go out with? x

73. Posted by David1892 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

i never new that! lol sounds good. ill look forward to the events, might even try to get involved to keep myself fit while im there!
ive heard really good things about base so will defo be going there i think, i wanna get it sorted soon. the great ocean road is defo a part of my plan. i think were gunna buy a cheap car when we get jobs and do it.
we plan on getting the job we do here over there, but if its difficult to get we will work anywere, do anything.
yeah we will defo keep in touch!
im looking to take at least £4000, hopefully more, but to be honest could be less after ive bought, ins, backpack and whatever stuff i wanna take lol. although i here clothes are dead cheap over there, the likes of t-shirts n shorts n what not.
i just wannna take enough so that i can carry on saving when i get a job out there and spend what ive got just travelling in a campervan for 2-3 month over the summer....
how bout you?

74. Posted by cattyb (Budding Member 22 posts) 5y

Aiming to go out with just over 4 grand! Wanted it to be more like 5 but need to buy loads of new clothes etc before I go out! Going to struggle to fit everything in a back pack. I don't know how to pack light going to have to try and learn and quick! :) What do you work as over here? This whole saving business is ruining my social life ha! Out in town this weekend though! It is going to be worth it in the end though! x

75. Posted by TerryD (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Hey David your plan sounds good. If you want to keep in contact I guess facebook is best so add me if you have it my full name is Terry Devaney, profile pic is of me at a festival with a drinking horn in my hand lol, any1 feel free to add me will be happy to talk to people about it.

If jobs are a bit scarce there's adelaide and sydney quite close, my godmother lives in sydney so hopefully I can live with her for a bit if i get stuck in melbourne haha. I should still be around melbourne at least till october cos one of my fave german bands are playing and I really want to go to that concert. I want to try get any job I can get straight away to find my feet, havent looked at hostels yet, should probably do that soon haha.

76. Posted by cattyb (Budding Member 22 posts) 5y

Hey Terry!
It's good to know someone out there! :) I'm hoping it's easy enough to get a job out there. Im travelling with my friend at the end of September just booked into base x in st kilda for the first three nights. So excited now x

77. Posted by TerryD (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

A lot of people have mentioned base x so I might book into there for a week and check out the situation when I get out there, I have a 20 hour flight from london to Kuala Lumpur then 9 hour wait then 10 hour flight to Melbourne, good job I dont hate flying haha. I arrive into Melbourne around 8.30 am so thats pretty ideal to find my feet get to the hostel then able to chill for a bit before it really hits me that im out there. I leave 3 weeks on monday I need to start getting stuff ready, not taking too much clothes acouple of everton tops with cahill on the back, maybe the Aussies will warm to me more... But I pretty much only ever wear jeans and black tshirts, which I will have to swap for shorts and white tops which will be weird for me and take a bit of getting used to I guess, but I really cant wait to get out there now, so excited

78. Posted by David1892 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Ha, saving is killing me, although I still manage a night out every other weekend tho (apart from this month) and the odd cheeky Sunday afternoon...
I work as a Cnc machinist... It's in engineering, nothing exciting lol. Im quite good at packing light to be honest but only for weekends ha. If it's shorts and stuff tho I tend to get trampy and would happily wear the same pair for days on end ha. I'll probs go mad with t-shirts and what not tho so I will have to give myself a buget or I'll have no room for them!
Need to get my insurance and hostel sorted soon. Just for excitement really.
I'll have to start shopping for good deals on ins. Anyone seen any?
I'll get u on fb mate nice 1

79. Posted by cattyb (Budding Member 22 posts) 5y

A night out every other weekend is good going along with Sunday sessions! I wish I could afford to go out that often whilst saving but when I do go out I make the most of it.
Need to sort of insurance still searching for the best deal! Heard direct line quote you a decent price.
With clothes I'm trying to buy a little something every couple of weeks so when it comes to august/start of september I'm not rushing to buy loads of things! Although that's usually the case.
I'm also on Facebook if anyone wants to add me: Catherine Botto. Have dark on my profile picture x

80. Posted by TerryD (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

hey just added you on facebook cattyb. Ive been going out occasionally, more than I should, but i'm not going to see these friends again for a while so I dont see the harm in it. No more nights out for me now tho till I go out to liverpool with my mates 4 days before I leave but I dont expect to buy a single drink all night haha ;). Ive still not really looked into insurance, I was thinking maybe just buying like 3 months now before I go then pay for more when I have a job out there, saves me spending a big sum now, although I know it will cost me more in the long run, but I'd rather have that little extra now for when I leave to help get settled. Its less than 3 weeks before I go now I need to start getting more stuff together before its a few days away before I know it!