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1. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 5y

So ive got my visa sorted and my flights and currently saving for a year in oz!

I fly to sydney and plan on working, saving and travelling as i move around the east coast mostly. (thats my plan, not sure how it will turn out )

Im very excited but very very nervous as im heading out there alone.. Is anyone planning or going there around the same time?! Ive heard oz is pretty laid back and everyones easy going so you meet people straight away, i just have this fear of nobody being interested and me wanting to fly home asap!

After oz, if i havent fell in love with the place and want to stay longer, im planning on travelling around south east asia before heading back home.

2. Posted by mayahahaha (Budding Member 29 posts) 5y

Hi Grace!
I'm going on a round the world trip, starting in Jan 2012! I'll be going to South America first but will land in Sydney at the end of May or the beginning of June, same as you, planning to get a job and stay there for a few months before heading to South East Asia!
I figured since it'll be getting chilly in Sydney, I'd probably head towards Cairns and Darwin and work there! :)
I think it's great that you're doing this, and on your own (I haven't yet reached the phase where I'll be freaking out and terrified of being alone but I'm sure it'll me soon :) )
Cheers to that!

3. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 5y

Hey, are you also going at it alone?

Yeah ive been told its cold so gonna just land there and 'go with the flow' and then head up higher on the east coast and work my way back down. Wanting trips to ayers rock, whitsunday etc..

Just hoping its as easy going as people make out, as i dont want to be on my own for the whole time im there ha ha!

Yes definately cheers to crapping ourselfs! Im sure ill be throwing up on the plane and freaking out in dubai airport for ten hours before my next flight lol xx

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5. Posted by Rhys20 (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

wow, i'm doing pretty much the same but i'm going to the west coast! I think like you say, just go with the flow and don't worry about it too much. Be weary but take it as it comes - it makes it more of an adventure and a memory. Good luck Grace :)

6. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 5y

Hey Rhys, are you not planning on going over to the east coast? Though coral bay on the west looks amazing! I want to go all over, but Australia is bloody huge!

When are you going over and have you booked anything?

6 and a half months waaaaaaaaa! :D xx

7. Posted by Rhys20 (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

I'm not actually sure, i'd love to make my way across and probably will but as you say Australia is mahoooooosive! I set off on the 16th November (so like 12 days from now) and i'm staying with a couple of distant cousins to start with - my main reasoning for starting in Perth, but ultimately i don't wanna have to rely on them so i'll be looking to make my way pretty sharpish :)

Grace, I see from your profile you are from Birmingham, ironically i'm staying/going out there tonight - going to see the Arctic Monkeys at the LG Arena I have no reason to mention this apart from it is my last big gig before i go! Any recommendations club-wise for afterwards? We are Indie/Alternative/Rock lads so any clubs with that type of music will do x

8. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 5y

ohh that sounds good then, at least you have family to fall back on!

Yesss, well tonight im off to like most fridays, Propaganda at the o2 its a good night out and cheapo so id suggest that or maybe subway city if your into your rock lol x

9. Posted by Rhys20 (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y

Ended up going to Propaganda, was an absolute mental night! The music was bang on, literally, and the drinks were dirt cheap. My new favourite club. Cheers for that Gracey baby, hope you had a good'un! x

10. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 5y

Yess got a ganda hangover atm though! x