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1. Posted by Ella_21 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


I really want to go travelling however my friends are really not into it, so i'm hoping I can find some pals on here to go with, I am 22 from the UK and i'm very easy going, there's so many places I want to see so I'm pretty open to where, hoping I can find a few people on here and we can start plannng!

China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Australia, New Zealand - are of interest to me.

2. Posted by kaiserdave (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Ella,
My name is Dáithí, hoping to go to Australia (Sydney) on a working holiday visa in early to mid Feb. Always open to meeting new people. I've been abroad before, but never like what I want to do. I spent six months in Lebanon and that was tough. Fell in love with Glasgow and Scotland in general. Now off to Australia :) Doing lots of research before I go, so much to do!!! Best wishes. Let me know if you'd want to visit Australia and I'll see if I can help.


3. Posted by sarah2013aus (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey Ella! I'm going to Thailand for 2 months on the 3rd of January and then going to Aus on the 4th March, flying into Melbourne and doing a trip up the east coast! Let me know if you wanna get in touch/chat about plans, you never know, you might be out in aus when I am :)

4. Posted by Amywalla (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hiya Ella,
I'm off to thailand at the end of march, travelling round to Vietnam, Cambodia, laos, Malaysia for about 2 months then over to Australia(sydney) to travel up the east coast. Possibly working along the way depending on funds.
Get in touch if you fancy comparing ideas, we may be able to share research and help each other out!

Amy :) x

5. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone.

I'm planning going to Australia in April/may 2013.
Had been planning to do it 2012 but everything fell apart and now going as a solo traveller. I have a friend who's been in sydney for a year so he's been giving me tips, but he'll probably be back home shortly after I arrive. I already have my visa but I have to get to Oz by June or I can't go.

It'd be good to compare notes, and if anyone's there at the same time meet up. I'm 24(25 by the time I get there) but I'm terrified of going over and not meeting anyone for weeks....


6. Posted by Amywalla (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi! Ants, I should be in oz around june ish! Im 21 and going with my cousin whos 24! Yet im still terrified also of not meeting people! But ive been told not to worry at all as its very easy and everyones more that friendly!
get in touch, you never know we may be in some places at the same time! :)

Amy :) x

7. Posted by katielou87 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys.

I am also heading to Oz april/may '13...Im a solo traveller (25) from the UK...thankfully from this forum I can see I'm not the only one.

Oz is my starting point but I would love to travel further china, Japan, Thailand also on my wishlist, but I would be happy to explore anywhere possible.

Katie x

8. Posted by shimmy189 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I am off to Aus in April....from the uk, 25 and also a solo traveller :-) I have got as far as 7 nights stay in Sydney and I am out there for a year.

New zealand is another place on my list, which I would like to do after Aus :-)

Siobhan :-)

9. Posted by SarahJ1 (Budding Member 7 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone,

I will be flying into Australia o 1st May 2013 and would totally be up for meeting new people - totally part of travelling and experiencing new places! Exciting.

I'm 27 and leave the UK 7th Jan (in 8 days time ahhhh), first time travelling and doing it all on my own!

No plans yet for when get to Oz as all my planning has so far been the first few months of my trip around SE Asia.

Also be looking to go to NZ after Aus too - I heard some of the bus trips are pretty fun and you meet a shed load of new people.

Sarah ;)

10. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

By the looks of it, it seems everyone is planning on being there at roughtly the same time. be careful tho, now i know this yous mite get stuck with me for couple of
i'm glade to see that so many people are going solo and also similar ages(i had a feeling i was literally the only solo traveller and also the oldest(everyone i spoke seemed to do it on a gap year)
Did a good bit of planning, now i need to start putting it into action. flights, insurance, hostel all need to be sorted soonish....