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1. Posted by Alsif (Budding Member 50 posts) 4y

Hi I have just finished uni after 7 years part time and finished my training for four years with my company (construction) and became an assistant site manager and since I always wanted to go travelling and couldnt becuase of ex gf, uni, being a trainee at work I decided this is my chance so I asked work and they approved for me going away for a year!!! so I sorted my working/holiday visa out and planning to arrive in OZ in Feb 2013.
Im travelling on my own, and abit worried because i have never done such a thing and never been to OZ before so trying to find few people who are also doing the same thing before I go. so boys & girls if you are on the same route then lets do it!!

2. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Hi Alsif,

Me and my boyfriend are off to Oz in Feb too. We are heading to Brisbane first and like you will be our first time travelling.

We have our flights and visa sorted, just need to save save save now!!

You booked any flights and where you thinking of heading?

3. Posted by Alsif (Budding Member 50 posts) 4y

Hi Chelsea
That's amazing that you and you boyfriend going together :) well I haven't booked my ticket yet but I told work that I'm going in February so probably book my ticket in couple of months, to be honest I haven't decided yet I thought Sydney is the place most people start so was thinking to go there but I'm soo nervous about going there on my own because everyone seems to have a proper plan and I don't even have one! Haha so where are you two flying from? Where are you from of you don't mind me asking? :)

4. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Hi Aslif,

Makes it more exciting when you dont have a plan sometimes :)

Im from Leeds, but will be flying out from Manchester.

Where abouts are you from?

Sydney would be a good staring point as i think a lot of travellers start of there, so im sure you will find a travel buddy in no time!

5. Posted by Sophie33 (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y

Hi I'm planning on being in aus then, to work, will be by myself, a little nervose :)

6. Posted by Alsif (Budding Member 50 posts) 4y

Hi Chelsea
I'm from just outside north London, yeah it is exciting but bit nervous tho lol yeah thats why I'm gonna start from there hopefully meet some one in the hostels, have u booked flights yet?:) I'm going from heathrow I think

7. Posted by Alsif (Budding Member 50 posts) 4y

Hi Sophie, don't worry I'm nervous too haha so have you got a job already?? I got my working visa too and gonna work straight away lol you booked flight yet? Where are you from if you don't mind me asking? :)

8. Posted by tripoholix (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y


Nothing to worry about, that is exactly how I felt 12 years ago, but I never left. I arrived in Melbourne(I'm in the Construction Industry too) on an extended holiday, ended up enrolling in a Master Degree and then never left. You'l have fun, especially if unplanned.



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9. Posted by Alsif (Budding Member 50 posts) 4y

Tripoholic!! I am so happy to read your message!! That is my plan get there do travelling for few months then try get into a construction firm And impress them even if it's volunteer work and hopefully get them to sponsor me! I have my degree and worked for one of uk's biggest firms and I have bundles of certificates and stuff, just. Red some luck and bit of direction, it'll be great if you could give me some advise mate, thanks

10. Posted by welshy24 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

hey yall!! rite i'm planning to get out of the uk and get a travel work visa to oz late feb 2013 or possibly march.
anyone going around this sort of time? want to share ideas or tips?