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1. Posted by Josborne88 (Budding Member 9 posts) 43w

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Hey,

I'm going to be travelling alone to Oz in May and am feeling a bit daunted, so would love to chat to others who are planning on going at the same time!

Also any tips anyone can give me with regards to planning my trip would be great - I don't really know what I'm doing! Haha.

Speak soon,

Jess x

2. Posted by DanEvans22 (Budding Member 63 posts) 43w

Hey Jess,

Don't be too daunted by things, i'm sure you'll have an amazing time! What exactly do you need to know in regards to planning? I'm already sorted and ready to go (flight leaves in 8 days) so maybe I can help.

Dan x

3. Posted by Josborne88 (Budding Member 9 posts) 43w

Hey Dan,

Thanks for replying :)

Well I'm sorted in terms of the boring stuff like flights, sorting a bank account when I get there etc. I think it's more planning when to start working, where I want to travel and when to do it. I just imagine myself landing in Sydney and being a bit like 'now what.....' I'm kind of hoping I'll meet people to house share and travel about with but who knows! Guess I'll find out when I get there eh?

How exciting that you're going in 8 days!!!! I'm so jealous! Which hostel have you booked to stay in first out of interest?

Jess x

4. Posted by DanEvans22 (Budding Member 63 posts) 43w

Hey :)

No worries! It's good you've sorted all the boring stuff, I figure it's best to get all that sort of stuff out the way first! To be honest, I think most people will be a bit like 'now what' once they land. It's only natural when you're arriving by yourself in a new place. I definitely will! I've haven't really done much planning for when I'm out there, but I'm thinking that I'm just going to go with the flow and see what happens. I'm sure you'll be fine and you'll meet loads of people out there!

Ahhh I'm so excited to get out there, and as far away from the miserable British weather as possible! I've booked a week at wake up, but after that I have no plans. The hostel seems pretty nice though!

Do you have any ideas on where you want to go yet? x

5. Posted by Josborne88 (Budding Member 9 posts) 43w

Ah I'm glad you're staying there because now I have someone to ask about it!! I'm torn between booking Wake Up or Blue Parrot hostel. Wake up does look pretty good for meeting new people with the bar etc downstairs. You'll have to let me know what it's like!! X

6. Posted by DanEvans22 (Budding Member 63 posts) 43w

From what I've heard wake up is supposed to be one of the best hostels around Sydney, I'll let you know what I think anyway. Are you on facebook? If you want to add me, there's a link on my profile x

7. Posted by Danielleashurst (Budding Member 36 posts) 43w

Hey Jess, what date in May are you travelling I was planing on going in May myself, how long you planning on going for? X

8. Posted by Vikkij90 (Budding Member 13 posts) 43w

Hey guys!

I'm also looking to go to Sydney around April/May time and in exactly the same boat. I know I want to work there for a while and maybe go to Melbourne too then Thailand South America and New Zealand. So if anyone has similar plans or may like to meet up over there that would be awesome.

I'm so nervous but so excited too ahhhhhh! :D

Also guys my cousin went travelling and is now living in Sydney, she recommended wake up hostel to me and said its pretty near the city too.

Vikki :-)

9. Posted by Danielleashurst (Budding Member 36 posts) 43w

Hey Vicki have you booked your flight do you have a set date yet? X

10. Posted by Vikkij90 (Budding Member 13 posts) 42w

Hey Danielle!

I don't yet my visa is sorted but I'm planning to go the first week in May and possibly stay in Abu Dhabi for a few days just to split up the flight Time ( my sister lives there ) what about you have you got yours booked?

Vikki x