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41. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

No I haven't got anything booked yet im gonna do it all last min I think , I'm just saving up, I might take a small case or get a really big rucksack from the army aha

42. Posted by Amyyyy (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

It's hard isnt it really should take a backpack! What's are your plans then Hun? x

43. Posted by Tom161191 (Budding Member 124 posts) 2y

Yeah I think I'm gonna take a really big one though.

I'm not sure I know loads of people are going to do that ultimate oz thing but I think that's loads of money you can save and do it yourself. Would be good to meet new people though, thinking of maybe flying to Darwen and travelling down the coast ? Not sure for sure yet though , what about you?
Add me in FB if u want it's easier to talk , Tom Smethurst. My pic is me in Grand Canyon aha x

44. Posted by Amyyyy (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

I'm thinking about doing ultimate oz it just looks so good, but is expensive! I'm getting a flight to Sydney and doing ultimate oz then nothing else is decided just see where everything takes me haha! Want to travel up the east coast at some point and to also do 3 months rural work so I can get a 2nd year visa :) I've added you on fb x

45. Posted by Rickie86 (Budding Member 34 posts) 2y

Hope u all have fun I've just bought all my equipment now booking oz intro then save hard cant wait to fly out ?

46. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 2y

Quoting Tom161191

I'm thinking of going around then aswell, I'm quite stuck as to what sort of luggage people are taking? Are most of you just taking a rucksack? Seems hard getting everything in it haha?

Some of those backpacks (80 liters are above) are really rather huge, and can hold a massive amount of clothes. But the basic idea is that you'll only bring clothing for a week, and do laundry often. You can save space by rolling your clothes, and then a 55-60 liter backpack tends to be plenty - it'll be noticeably easier to handle and carry around. (FWIW, there's many people here who always travel with just a 35 liter backpack; that's not for me either, but still totally doable.)

47. Posted by Rickie86 (Budding Member 34 posts) 2y

I got 75L with detachable backpack and also compression. Sacks so i can get more in if i need to

48. Posted by OliviaHulett (Inactive 12 posts) 2y

Traveling alone surely is little scary! But think again, do we have to worry in the information age ? Set your destinations , Do a full research about your destination. Use google Maps,street view, satellite view, an anything possible.
Your safety is first , So here are some tips:
1. Watch all the episodes of Man Vs. Wild and Jailed abroad. (hehehe...) do it!
2. Take your smartphone with you.
3. Keep a list of emergency helpline/contact numbers with you .
4. Upload the copies of your identification,Visa,Passport on your E-mail . (you never know whats gonna be.... so be prepared for the worst case scenario)
5.Make a local friend.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Feb-2014, at 11:58 by OliviaHulett ]

49. Posted by elliemaex (Budding Member 14 posts) 2y

Helloo :)
I'm heading out to oz in July, gonna do oz intro then head up north to do my farm work! This is the first time I'm doing something like this, so it's nice to know other people are in the same boat as me aha!

Have you guys booked anything yet?

Ellie x

50. Posted by Emma_Izzi (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y

Hey guys :)

I'm looking to go around September time with UltimateOZ and then see where it takes me after the 7 days, defiantly thinking about doing some rural work to get the 2nd year visa.

Emma x