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1. Posted by HollieRowe (Budding Member, 3 posts) 18 Oct '13 13:01

Hi Guys - I'm arriving in Melbourne next Tuesday solo to look for work and travel around for the year - will be based in Melbourne initially and finding work/a flat and then explore from there! Going completely solo - don't know anyone, never been before so would love to meet up with people in the same situation!!
Any tips on how to meet people/get by in Melbourne/find work/flats?! So many questions and getting more than a little nervous right now!

Hollie xx

2. Posted by dergert (Budding Member, 11 posts) 20 Oct '13 04:15

Hey hollie, message me and we'll talk!

3. Posted by mollieb (Full Member, 108 posts) 20 Oct '13 06:02

Hey Hollie,

I'm in the same situation arriving on 8th November, I'm staying in St Kilda and will be about for 5 weeks before moving to Sydney for Xmas and NYE.

The link to my Facebook is on my profile and I have set up a group for arrivers in Melbourne in November, so I can add you to that if you like!?

Mollie :)

4. Posted by Emmardoc (Budding Member, 2 posts) 21 Oct '13 00:47

Heyyy girls,

Hope you don't mind me gate crashing the chat

I'm arriving in Melbourne on 2nd November and planning to move on to Sydney for Xmas and new year. I know a girl I. Melbs who has offered me a room for a couple of weeks but it would be good to get to know a few people who have similar plans (dont fancy partying on my lonesome lol) :(

I've been traveling since August. I started in Dubai and I'm currently in Singapore staying with family. We're just back from Phuket, it was amazing. I'm soooo looking forward to oz tho. I'm new to these kinda blogs so I'm hoping you can keep me right lol

Any advice or contacts would be much appreciated

Emma :)

5. Posted by zoezie (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 21 Oct '13 01:48

Hi everyone,
I'm also going to jump on this bandwagon! I just arrived in Melbourne about 2 days ago and will be starting to look for accommodation over the next couple of days. I'm travelling solo too so looking to meet up with people! Hollie if you're about later this week I'm up for a coffee - one of the benefits of having no job is that I have loads of free time! :)
Zoe xx

6. Posted by mollieb (Full Member, 108 posts) 21 Oct '13 11:18

Hey girls!

Cool, seems like there's a few of us in the same boat, definitely can't party alone so will have to meet up!

There's a group on Facebook for those of us arriving in Melbourne, feel free to join it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/592788190785705/

The link to my Facebook is on my profile too, so feel free to add me it's easier to talk on there!

Mollie :D

7. Posted by HollieRowe (Budding Member, 3 posts) 22 Oct '13 13:50

Hey guys - I'm here now and staying at home at the mansion and would love to meet up with you if you're here/on your way! Any ideas what the best way to exchange numbers is on here? Need a party buddy! Xx

8. Posted by clareoss (Budding Member, 2 posts) 23 Oct '13 10:07

Hey girls! Im also travelling to Melbourne and land on Monday! I'm going solo so would be cool to meet up with a few friendly people. Never done this before so its a little daunting but exciting at the same time.

Joined the facebook group as though it'd be cool to get to know a few people and maybe tag along and travel with some of you!

Clare x

9. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4363 posts) 23 Oct '13 11:11

Quoting HollieRowe

Any ideas what the best way to exchange numbers is on here?

Click on someone's name above their post. That brings you to their profile. On there you see a big green "send message" button, which allows you to send a private message.