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Melbourne Alone September 2011

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1. Posted by Lynsay24 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y


Im 24year old girl from london, heading to Melbourne mid sept 2011!!!!!

am really scared as i am travelling alone..... just wonder if anyone had any advise or is in the same situo as me? looking to meet new people and travel quite abit then eventually find a job :( have a year working visa!!!

defo sick of life here and need to get out and see the world, bit of a un planned trip as i only decided to do it about 3weeks ago... handed my notice in at work, just want to have a amazing year and explore a new country!!!


Lynsay xxxx

2. Posted by Anns321 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hey Lynsay!

know how you feel, i'm thinking about doing the same thing but haven't booked or handed my notice in yet....... really want to do it but really scared to go alone !! have you actually booked your flight yet? have you thought about where you will go after melbourne or you just gonna go with the flow?

where abouts in london you from? i live just south in Epsom.

Anna xxx

3. Posted by Lynsay24 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Hey Anna

you have to hand your notice in it the bestttt feeling in the world!!!! im really scared to but kinda getting over the scared part and am really looking forward to..... you should defo do it esp if your bored of life here!! my trip was totally random i only decied to do it about 2weeks ago applied for my visa got accepted stright awy and then handed my notice in at work my last day is 2nd sept cant wait and plan to leave on 16th sept!!!!

im booking my flight this afternoon soooo excited!! no prob gonna spend a month or two in melbourne then move on from there, but everyone i have spoke to has told me not to make any plans just decide when i get there, which is what im going to do...more of a adventure that way and that excatally what i want :)

um i live just outside london on the bored of kent but just easier to say london haha!!!

Lynsay xx

4. Posted by Jenny29 (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y

Hi Lynsay,

I'm heading out to melbourne on the 13th 3 weeks to go :) What are your plans are you wanting to get work asap? i haven't really got any plans on where to go yet either think i'm just gonna see what happens when i get there!


5. Posted by Lynsay24 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

hi Jenny

omg not long for you...i arrive not much longer after you!! sooo excited but scared as well! i land on the 18th....... um not gonna get work straight away as have savings but will find work prob in a month or two but as i have no plans just going to see how i go when i get there!

have you booked somewhere to stay yet?

im doing the ulitmate oz 2day package they sort alot of it out for you!

Lynsay xx

6. Posted by Jenny29 (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y

Yeah i'm excited but a bit nervous too. I've got a bit of saving but not managed to save as much as i was hoping lol!

I'm staying with family for the first week or so while i get things sorted out then i'll be going into hostels depending where i get work, Where are you staying?

I can't wait now :)


7. Posted by Lynsay24 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

lol i know that feeling im trying not to think about the money to much!! im selling my car before i go so hopefully should have enough to last me 2months without working!!!!

yer im gonna stay with my aunt after i have done the two days but dont know how long for......

add me on facebook,(Lynsay Sawyer) it will be soo much easier to keep intouch on there... can chat about our plans ect!!!


Lynsay xx

8. Posted by sahasss (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

hie, i am 22 years old indian boy... i am travelling since my birth, as my father used to get relocated every time all over the country in INDIA... travelling alone is fun, but there is fear of meeting strange people, just think that meeting new people can be fun, and stay in touch of your embassy in each country.. and don't trust everyone, contact local tourist office, so that they will advise you which places are good to visit, and which hotels are safe and best for you...
enjoy your trip, i am also starting my journey on 26th august, and going to cover whole nation.. :)

9. Posted by Jenny29 (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y

Ok cool i will add you :)