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21. Posted by vicki31 (Budding Member, 17 posts) 29 Feb '12 13:20

Went to sta travel today to get some quotes on flights etc..not sure if this is the cheapest way..but good to get an idea..the guy was really helpful. Got quoted £1200 for flights from London to bangkok then to Sydney then back to London. If anyone else has any ideas about the best way to organise this would be much appreciated! Looks like I'll be in Thailand for a month from 5th dec, then oz after that for a month. Have looked into the ozintro and thaintro things and it looks really good..all positive reviews etc..think I'm def going to do that!! Anyone else travelling roughly same time as me?? All company welcome!! X

22. Posted by rachael_85 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 29 Feb '12 13:34

Vicki have you tried trailfinders?

Also are you planning on working? If not how much are you saving to take? X

23. Posted by vicki31 (Budding Member, 17 posts) 29 Feb '12 13:51

Hi Rachael..no haven't tried trail finders..thank you for that..will have a look..not looking to work just explore! Probably take 2-3000 have been told oz is really expensive:( are you out in sep? Where in oz are you going? X

24. Posted by rachael_85 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 29 Feb '12 14:05

Yeah hoping to go for a holiday. My aunt and uncle live in Nz so am going to oz with my mum and meeting them there. Family venture, but for me to see if ill like it! Not sure totally yet where! Although I'll be requesting cairns and sydney and If I can fit in Fraser island and whitsundays fab!! Not sure how much I can fit in in 3 weeks! Chatting about it all on Friday night! Can't wait!

Where in Thailand are you thinking of going? X

25. Posted by vicki31 (Budding Member, 17 posts) 29 Feb '12 14:14

Sounds amazing...!!! will you be looking to work there then next year? Lovely that you can go out first to get a taster of it with your family! Hope u manage to squeeze it all in! My plan is quite vague as it stands..probably do the thaintro thing to get me started..hope to spend new yr in Bali though before going to oz. have u thought of stopping in Thailand en route to oz? X

26. Posted by rachael_85 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 29 Feb '12 14:29

Yeah i hope to! Not sure where yet. That ive got to sort this end as Im a veterinary nurse and can work in oz, but wouldnt want to stay in 1 place too long!

I hadnt, but I would quite like to! I wouldnt know where to start in Thailand though! Bali is on my list and so is fiji! Id like to end my trip with a paradise place! This is why its so much better to do it with people, coz you can discuss things and places you both want to go! Id love to rock up at the airport and fly with someone! Id feel so much happier - and less solo! x

27. Posted by ccmw (Budding Member, 9 posts) 9 Mar '12 04:38

Hello! I came across your thread, I'm in the same boat! Booked to go in October but kinda wanna get things started already! Have a 12 month working visa and hope to stick it out for two years or more! Time for a change :-).

I'm 22, female - easy going, fun & also have Facebook! If anyone wants to chat/compare tips it would be hugely appreciated!

I'm thinking of Sydney for Christmas & NY :-) I hear it's amazing!

Catriona. X

28. Posted by vicki31 (Budding Member, 17 posts) 10 Mar '12 04:56

Hi catriona..exciting isn't it?! If not massively daunting aswell!! I'm booking my flights next week!! Will be in Thailand for new yr but will be heading down to sydney probably second/third week in jan so if you're still in that area at that time we should definitely try to meet up!! Vicki xx

29. Posted by NicoleB17 (Budding Member, 9 posts) 10 Mar '12 05:45

Hello :) I am also going to Australia later on this year. Flights are booked for 21st September! I have a working holiday visa so hoping to be there for at least a year.

Has anyone looked into booking accomodation for Christmas and New Year in Sydney already or am I just being far too organised haha?

Nicole x

30. Posted by ccmw (Budding Member, 9 posts) 10 Mar '12 09:30

Hi Vicki, I'm overwhelmed with excitement and stomach knots of fear haha... and it's only March! oh Thailand will be amazing for NY... I'm definitely thinking about stick around Sydney for some time, meeting up would be fab!

And Nicole, definitely not too early - I've just booked my accomodation & flight to Sydney (from Melbourne) on the 21st December. Early bird gets the worm! I think I got a reasonable rate, from 21st December, to the 8th January at the Base Hostel in Sydney (20 mins from the airport) - for around £400. I know a lot of other hostels haven't even opened on their rates, but for my peace of mind I needed to have something booked and at least a deposit paid! I'm also on a working visa- I'm looking forward to it :-).

If anyone else is on FB, or Twitter, or even have a personal email address - holla and we can make arrangements closer to the time? :-) Catriona (Cat) xx

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