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Solo backpacker in Melbourne 27th September

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1. Posted by AntonAppleton (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

Hello everyone!

My name is Anton, Im from England and I fly to Melbourne very soon!

I've got very little planned other than accomodation for the beginning of my gap year. I'm travelling solo so thought itd be best to keep the plans to a minimum for the best flexibility

Basically I'm just looking at meeting a few like minded people to join me on my adventures!

As I mentioned I start in Melbourne, but I plan to go all along the East coast.

I've got a 1 year working holiday visa to give you an Idea of how long I plan to stay

I enjoy everything you'd expect a 20 year old lad to enjoy! Football, trying local bars, beach!

So if you want to meet up or plan a trip together get in touch!

2. Posted by Deanxc220 (Full Member 59 posts) 3y

Hey pal,

I'm on a WHV as well and been in Melbourne the past 3 months nearly. It's a class city, you'll like it! If you want to meet up for a coffee/drink at any stage, sure give us a shout. Am always up for meeting fellow travellers and can give ya some help regarding the city and all that. And sure never know, travel plans might match up as well.

All the best,

Dean

3. Posted by AntonAppleton (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

Yeah that'd be great!

Here is my Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/#!/anton.appleton.9

I'm starting off in Mount Martha (Mornington) as I can stay with friends there but I'm hoping to leave there pretty quickly and use hostels, where abouts are you based at the moment? :)

4. Posted by Deanxc220 (Full Member 59 posts) 3y

Alright cool, I'll add ya sure!

Mornington is real nice! Take advantage of the beach there while your staying there. Sounds good though, very handy to have mates when ya arrive. I'm out in Toorak at the moment. It's a suburb about 15 mins away from both the city or the St. Kilda.

Speak to ya soon pal! :)

5. Posted by AndrewRandall (Budding Member 35 posts) 3y

Are you still staying in hostels Dean?
Also what's the work situation like?

I'm gonna be there soon! So excited now it's untrue.

6. Posted by Deanxc220 (Full Member 59 posts) 3y

Nah, staying out in a house. Em, well I think it's ok. I mean there's plenty of jobs advertised on Gumtree, which you apply for but in addition, you have to physically go into like every place you see and hand in a cv. That's how found one my jobs (walked in, interview next day, working the third day). Ya just gotta remember that there's going to be a lot of backpackers applying for each one job ya know. Though I've noticed places hiring Xmas staff at the moment, so helps the situation.
Three of us should look to meet sure when ya get over Andrew! Am connected to both of ya's on Facebook already, so all good! Have anymore questions/worries, sure don't hesitate to give us a shout :)

7. Posted by AntonAppleton (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

Yeah I definitely up for that! When do you arrive in Aus Andrew? :)

8. Posted by AndrewRandall (Budding Member 35 posts) 3y

Would be pretty sweet to get tips from someone who's actually doing the same thing once I get there Dean!
I get to Australia I'm the 13th of October, are you planning on still being in Melbourne then?

9. Posted by Deanxc220 (Full Member 59 posts) 3y

Course bud! No bother at all. I'll still be around, so an ole meet up is definitely in order! :)

10. Posted by AndrewRandall (Budding Member 35 posts) 3y

Whoop! Happy days, getting pretty excited now, last day at work tomorrow :)