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1. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member, 47 posts) 29 Jan '13 02:01

So I'm travelling alone to Australia in November and starting to get a little scared and wondered if anyone else was doing anything similar and wanted to meet up at all?

Started looking into all my flights and visas etc, been planning this for past year already so suddenly becoming real!!

Any tips on where to go and best ways to meet people? Worried I won't meet anyone there, specially my age (26) and not travellers before university!

x

2. Posted by Clairebear87 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Jan '13 04:34

Hi there :)

am so glad that someone has put they are travelling in november....everyones going right now

i am plannig on going in november and i actaully cant wait...although have to say i was a little worried about being too old (ill be 26 too)

3. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member, 47 posts) 29 Jan '13 04:47

Ooh thank god someone else lol!
Are you going alone or with friends? I went to man up and do my visa today and then realised my passport is going to run out while im out there so now trying to do that!!

Whereabouts do you want to go to?

4. Posted by Clairebear87 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Jan '13 05:11

no am going alone, prefer it that way as you can do what you want to do!!
actaully never thought about that...a new passport more money :)

i want to go to australia and work and travel around the country and then move on to asia and do the like of thailand etc but up for anything really

i have just signed up for TEFL course so i can teach english when am in asis too

what was your plan?

5. Posted by benny1314 (Budding Member, 63 posts) 29 Jan '13 05:20

Hi All,

First of all.. Well done for wanting to go alone!! (Serious balls!)

I'm heading out in October 2013 with 2 friends, we start in Perth and are looking to be over in Melbourne from December.

You never know, we may cross paths!!

Ben

:)

6. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member, 47 posts) 29 Jan '13 06:19

Oh yes we may do! I plan to go to adelaide first for a week as I have family there just to get over jet lag etc and then go to brisbane and do a tour round fraser island for a few days then and then find work in brisbane and earn the money to travel around.

I've worked within sales for years so could do something sales related but to be honest I want to go out and do traveller jobs such as fruit picking and bar work etc just to get me the money to move forward some more.

Thanks

7. Posted by Clairebear87 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Jan '13 08:01

all sounds amazing guys!!!:)

happy travelling wherever yous end up!!

i cant wait to pick fruit and be out in the sunshine to get rid of this british milk bottle colour away :)

plus drink my body weight alcohol lol
i quite fancy being in Sydney for New year and see those fab fireworks

do any of yous have a budget yous are saving for?? so hard to know how much is a good amount to take??

8. Posted by luci.thirkill (Budding Member, 29 posts) 29 Jan '13 12:58

YO!! i am heading to Aus 27dec after being to beijing and thailand :)

luci

9. Posted by lisaj89 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 29 Jan '13 13:04

Luci

Im heading to Australia about the 27-29th of december

lisa

10. Posted by SuzyBamboozy (Budding Member, 47 posts) 30 Jan '13 00:50

I'm heding out early november and no plans and im getting scared about what im doing lol! I'm thinking of heading to the south first - best weather at that time of year!!

Claire - the auuzie government say you should have 5000 oz dollars for the working holiday visa which converts to around 3300 so thats what i've aimed for... got that ready but booking flights etc out of that so need to carry on saving to make that back up and then sell my car to help too lol