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travelling on my own and landing in perth may 3rd 2013!

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1. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y

Hi everyone,
im a friendly / out-going 26year old lad from Swindon in the UK,
I decided to take a year out as ive always wanted to travel,
was meant to be travelling with a friend, but they went and got themselves a girlfriend and dropped out so decided to do this on my own, and show everyone back home what they are missing out on, i have a few friends scattered around australia here and there,
my aim, is to travel from one side of the country to the other, without flying, as want to see and do as much as possible..
bit nervous as never done anything like it..
thinking of booking the hostel 'the witchs hat' in perth for a week or so for when i arrive and then see where i end up!
would love to find some others to travel/work with and enjoy some of the best times of our lives!
look forward to hearin from u all.... australia 2013 :D
Rich

2. Posted by charlienicolek (Budding Member 23 posts) 1y

Will be in Oz and probably straight to Cairns mid-end of August. Same situation as you and starting to get very nervous....

3. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y

im sure you will enjoy it :)
get in touch once your over if you like and we could meet up when were near each other and talk about plans, where were planning on going... places i would already have been and experiences etc :)

4. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

Alright mate what u planning to do when u get there?
I've been planning to go for a year now, but plans keep getting changed due to mates dropping out due to girlfriends etc!!
My visa expires on the 30may so if I don't go by may I don't do.... Think I might have one last ditch attempt at going!
Is a bit daunting going by myself!

5. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y

ello mate,
do it!!! you only live once, and don't want to regret it in the future!
im pretty much in the same boat, originally i was going to go with a mate but he dropped out because he got a girlfriend and then spent all his savings on a new car...
so i decided to go on my own, it is a bit nervewracking,
but im looking forward to it more and more.
i booked my flights through a website called travelpack.com
i fly on the 30th april from heathrow to amsterdam, have the whole day and 1 night there for like the biggest festival they have every year, then i fly out may 1st landing in china at 6am may 2nd, have the whole day in china to sightsee etc and then fly out that night landing in perth may 3rd at 6am...
is pretty daunting, but speaking to people on different forums and on the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australianbackpackers2013/
it seems there are quite a few of us, in the same boat, travelling on out own and going to be around perth at around the same time,
to be honest ideally id like to meet people to work and travel with, i have enough cash but ideally if i want to travel the whole of oz and get my 2ns yr visa i will have to put some work in...
its going to be wicked mate..
add me on facebook if you want...
https://www.facebook.com/roofdownrich

6. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

Aye that sounds amazing tbh.
Well due to the chopping and changing of my plans, my saving has been a bit stop start, but I'm sure I could make it work! I have a mate in Sydney and he raves about the whole experience!
Yeah I want to travel throughout as well, really want to do cairns and Sydney etc, but a suppose maybe best saving that til End of the year when the weather is better!
Yeah on the backpacker group, not had a look on it in a while need to get back on it!
I'll add on fb!

Had u been looking at working straight away or are u wanting to leave that til closer to the end of your first year?

7. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y

well from reading on the fb forum alot of us all seem to be planning on sydney for nye... :)
with regards to working, im thinking of taking as much work as i can, whilst travelling... etc... dont want to leave it too late as hoping to kind of live off funds i earn thru working, and have cash ive saved as back up... so maybe work for couple months, travel for couple months etc etc...

8. Posted by Antsf88 (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y

Yeah my mates in Sydney just now and when he first arrived he spent 5k in 5weeks, so a think I'm gonna need to be working quite a bit.lol.
A hear that if u do the 3month work for your second year visa u can generally save no bother tho, a know a few people that said they were able to save a few grand while doing that....

9. Posted by rich1_2_3 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y

lol 5k in 5wks... boy musta been partyin hard lol!!
aslong as i can keep my funds replenished ill be happy ya kno :)