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21. Posted by AlexH1987 (Budding Member 21 posts) 5y

Hi Kaz

I am going travelling solo for the first time in Feb 2012, and I feel nervous already! But I am determined to do it, and I am sure I will have a great time.

I really think you should make yourself do this, I am sure you will have a great time. The worst that can happen is that you realise after a week that it is not for you and you can just book a flight home. At least you will know you gave it a shot rather than growing old wondering what could have been. Go for it, we only live once, and I am sure you will look back on it and think it was the best decision you ever made.

22. Posted by Kaz88 (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Hey Lizzy,do you think you'll stay in Melbourne for a while??Are you gonna just say in a hortel first??
Kaz x

23. Posted by Kaz88 (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Thanks Steve, I keep thinking what will go wrong instead of what will go right!!Need to more positive!!

24. Posted by Kaz88 (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Hey Alex,yeah it is true you only live once and suppose its only a plane ride home. Would really hate to look back and regret not doing it!!

25. Posted by robo83 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi Kaz

I arrive in Melbourne August 16th on a years working/holiday visa. All been quite last minute and looking to work and travel whilst there. Just about to book a hostel in St Kilda. I am travelling alone and feeling similarly nervous, very worried I will be on my own. But sounds to me like alot of people will be in the same boat a us.


26. Posted by robyn1988 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

hi kaz
your not alone on this 1 about cold feet n feeling nervous. i have litterally handed my notice in at work yesterday n booked my flight today i arrive in oz on 13th oct in cairns... not a clue what im guna do when i get there but i dont think alot of people have haha im sure once u get there u will love it just give it a chance n if u really hate it after so long whats stopping u going bk home?? nothing but i doubt it will come to this u will have a fab time as will every 1 else . if any 1 is guna be in cairns around october time be good to meet up as im going alone :) happy traveling every 1

robyn xx

27. Posted by Kaz88 (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Hey Robyn, I was in Cairns for a holiday and you'll really love it. I'm just hoping to meet up with loads of people in hostels and that!!x

28. Posted by Liz83 (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Hi Kaz

Hopefully will stay around melbourne for a while as everyone says it is lovely place. I've booked into Urban Central (recommended by a friend so hoping its ok) for the 1st week and just going to see what happens from there. I'm getting really really nervous now. eeeeek.
Have you made any plans?

Lizzy xx

29. Posted by Kaz88 (Budding Member 36 posts) 5y

Hey Lizzy,I dont really have any plans made yet. Just want to find a job asap. Dont really want to be in hostels for too long as it will cost a fortune. Will prob book one for a few days before I head over. You say you work with horses??What kind??I work with racehorses.
Karen xx:)

30. Posted by Liz83 (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Hiya Karen

From what i've been told by other people and read on here it sounds like its best not to go with too many plans anyway. Yep I agree think it will start eating money. I'm hoping to find a job with horses within the first week... Fingers crossed anyways. Will suss the job situation once I'm out there and let you know if you like?
Oo lovely,bet you get a real buzz riding them. What do you do? I don't work with horses but have ridden since I was tiny and always wanted my own but its just never been the right time. Hopefully will get one once I have travelling outta my system and eventually saved enough. At the minute I ride for a lady who has 2 horses and breaks them in for other people but doesnt have the time to ride everyday, So I'm really lucky.

Lizzy xx