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11. Posted by lees1 (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y

Hiya Sarah,

i am really excited i cannot believe i fly out in just over 2 weeks time!! Nerves are kicking in now as well as excitement.

I am planning to be in Sydney as well over christmas and new years eve and that's as far as i have planned so far - we will be in Sydney the same time so we should definitly stay in contact; the more contacts the better i think

Leah

12. Posted by lauraloulau (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

Hi All,

I am in the same boat as alot of you. I'm 31 and I've decided to ahead to OZ on my own and I'm a little apprensive although i have been twice before but never on my own.

I fly out from London on 20th November and arrive in Sydney on 25th November (stop over in Hong Kong). I have booked myself on the OZ Experience package which starts on 26th November and I'll be in Sydney over Xmas and New Year and hoping to settle there.

If anyone fancies getting in contact facebook me. My name is Laura Gillard (profile pic of me in a sailors hat hugging a mate). I hope to hear from some of you.

Laura

13. Posted by lauraloulau (Budding Member 21 posts) 2y

I meant Ultimate OZ :0)

14. Posted by kiddo86 (Budding Member 35 posts) 2y

Hey guys/laura

im travelling sometime feb to brisbane /sydney so would be good to have few people to get into touch when i land :)

i cant find you on facebook laura but my names Richard McCloskey from castlerock for anyone who wants to keep in touch-you never know we might end up in same hostel sometime....thanks anyways:)

15. Posted by Jowah (Budding Member 44 posts) 2y

Hey guys.
And there was just me thinking i was gonna be the only older person out there on a WHV. I pretty much left it till 36 hours before my 31st Birthday to get my visa. Was driving up to London on a rainy day thinking what the hell am i doing here when i could be working in oz. So pulled over, on a whim, phoned the visa people and BOOM! So pretty much as old as you can get on a WHV.

I fly out on the 11th November. Heading to Melbs for a week then up to Sydney. Rock that till after Jan then wahey!! See where the wind takes me.

Will be doing a sky dive over Sydney on the 27th of November if anyone's interested.

Anyway, great to see some older people getting out there. (Although to be fair we're not that old :) ) Feel free to add me on FB. Names Jowah McCollum.

Be good to meet up.

16. Posted by Jowah (Budding Member 44 posts) 2y

Hey guys.
And there was just me thinking i was gonna be the only older person out there on a WHV. I pretty much left it till 36 hours before my 31st Birthday to get my visa. Was driving up to London on a rainy day thinking what the hell am i doing here when i could be working in oz. So pulled over, on a whim, phoned the visa people and BOOM! So pretty much as old as you can get on a WHV.

I fly out on the 11th November. Heading to Melbs for a week then up to Sydney. Rock that till after Jan then wahey!! See where the wind takes me.

Will be doing a sky dive over Sydney on the 27th of November if anyone's interested.

Anyway, great to see some older people getting out there. (Although to be fair we're not that old :) ) Feel free to add me on FB. Names Jowah McCollum.

Be good to meet up.

17. Posted by nscdntraveller (Budding Member 16 posts) 2y

Well I got you beat haha. I'm 36 and I'm planning a backpack trip to eastern europe May 2013.
At first I was worried about my age but as I keep reading there are a lot of people in their 30's traveling and on their own, which I will be doing also.
My age maybe 36 but I sure don't look or act it. Sounds odd but that's me.

18. Posted by JackieT2201 (Budding Member 12 posts) 2y

Im 31 and off to Oz for 4 weeks landing in Sydney 14th Dec - never travelled before or done anything on my own like this but im just gonna go for it!!

I had planned to travel up the east coast and fly back to Sydney from Cairns on Xmas Eve to stay with a friend living in Sydney but ive now decided that this may be a bit rushed!! Now ive decided that I dont need to be back in Sydney for Christmas Day as its just one day so who knows what I will do!! I may fly up to Cairns and work my way back!

Get in touch on FB if anyone is looking for a travel buddy - Jackie Tomlins

Im pretty flexible and my will go with the flow with most things!

Jackie
x

19. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Full Member 98 posts) 2y

Wow can't believe there are so many older travelers.

For those that are in Sydney over the Christmas and New Year period do you all fancy meeting up and doing something?

Anyone got any ideas?

Matt
:)

20. Posted by Cub_Pop (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi all,

I'm 28 and a few weeks ago my role was made redudant, I have friends travelling around the world from November, I have a trip to meet them for a month in Thailand in December all pre-booked earlier this year but I had been looking into the idea of getting a WHV before I was 30 and I am going by the motion that all things happen for a reason!!

In a space of a few weeks I have put my property up for let and am moving back to the family (only for a few weeks!!) next month - it's funny how life and plans can change so quickly!

So I am planning to be in Sydney in Feb 2013 (extending Thailand trip by a month), I have a network of friends out there so thinking of starting there and getting a job for a few months but then take the plunge and start to travel around Oz picking up work as I go!! I went to Oz back in 2009 for just over 2 weeks so have only been to Sydney and Melbourne - so have lots to see!!

It's daunting but so exicting, nice to know I'm not the only one going for late 20's crisis!!

Bring it on!!

Matthew