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Melbourne mid January 2012 !! Advice Please !!

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Melbourne mid January 2012 !! Advice Please !!

1. Posted by Yara1617 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Hey guys !

I'm 24 and Im planning on travelling alone around January 11th 2012. Not a lot of ppl are excited abt me leaving everything behind.. But, I really want to leave, experiences new things and meet new people!! Its something ive been wanting to do for years.. So, Im going start in Melbourne and stay there for a couple of weeks and then move around Australia, NZ, Fiji, Thailand, Laos, etc for a total of 6-7 months. I dont have much planned yet as I'd like to see how things go, but I know ill have to work as I go. Its my first time travelling alone.. im excited but so nervous at the same time!! I feel like theres a lot I should prepare for but Im not to sure where to start and what to do !!

If anyone can give me any advice that would be awesome or if anyone else is doing the same thing around the same time let me know :)

Yara

2. Posted by timtam25 (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Hi! I'm also going to Melbourne mid January :D I haven't booked anything yet, but I plan to start there, hopefully get some bar work, then maybe bus my way around the East coast! If you'd like to meet up on any part of your journey let me know :) it would be great to know someone when I land on the other side of the world haha

3. Posted by Yara1617 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Hey ! Yeah sure that wld be awesome :) I was thinking abt doing the East coast too, but I just started looking into which cities I want to visit in Australia so Im not a 100% sure yet. Im from Montreal, Canada so its the other side of the wolrd for me too !
Where are u leaving from and how long are u planning to stay there for ?

4. Posted by timtam25 (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

I've got a working holiday visa so i'll be staying for a year. I'm leaving from Scotland :) Do you have an idea where you're going to stay or what sort of work you're going to do yet?

5. Posted by jeremyheyes (Inactive 3 posts) 5y

Don't go to Fiji first because in the month of Jan the weather can get naughty there. Otherwise you can plan accordingly.

6. Posted by Yara1617 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Timtam, Im applying for a WHV too but I dont have anything specific in mind as to what kind of work Im going to do.. Depends on wat Ill be able to find, whether its restaurant, bar, office work (part time), doesnt matter, as long as i dont get stuck in a 9-5 routine !!
Im most prolly going to prebook 2 nights or so in a hostel for when I land and then start looking for an apartment from there. A friend might join me arnd the end of january, begining of february but its still not confirmed !

Quoting jeremyheyes

Don't go to Fiji first because in the month of Jan the weather can get naughty there. Otherwise you can plan accordingly.

Thanks for the advice!! Ill make sure to look into whens the best time to go !