22 female travelling alone!!!

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1. Posted by lawton (Budding Member 16 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

hey im plannin on going to oz next feb for a year.Im really looking forward to it but im a little scared am travelling on my own for the first time so i just wanted to hear from other lone travellers that its im going to be fine!!???? x

2. Posted by bindi_1984 (Budding Member 6 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

hey i'm a 21yo aussie girl and i am travelling alone in canada at the moment...having the time of my life and couldn't recommend it more! i have a few friends who travelled alone through asia and aouth america (what some may classify as more 'dangerous' countries) and they also had a great and safe time. i can assure you australia is a friendly country and you will have heaps of fun! like anywhere you go be streetwise (e.g. don't walk around in kings cross in sydney in the middle of the night by yourself etc) and you'll be safe as well!

travelling alone is great as it gives you a lot of flexibility and forces you to meet many new great people. if you stay in hostels you'll never be alone anywhere you go!

good luck and happy travels!

3. Posted by Clanger (Full Member 201 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hey there, Im travelling alone too, Im almost 6 months into an 8 month trip. I started off in Asia and currently here in Oz. You will have absolutely nothing to be worried about here. The natives speak English for a start, all the road signs are in English and to be honest there is nothing really scarey about this place at all.

I take it you will be staying in backpacker accommodation, and if you are a friendly soul and dont mind starting up conversations, then you will not be alone for very long.

The greatest thing about travelling alone is making decisions and being able to completely change your mind at the drop of a hat - without upsetting a single person. I love the freedom. I love the fact that I meet soooo many diverse and different individuals on a daily basis...young, old, rich, poor, homeowners, backpackers, Joe Bloggs on the bus. Some people you may see a few times, some maybe for only a few hours....

I was worried by the prospect at being 'out' in the big wide world alone at first, but you just kinda get on with it, and as each day passes the butterflies will leave you alone and you just get on with your travels. Then one day you wake up like me and think....damn Ive only got 9 weeks left...where has the time gone!!!!?

4. Posted by lawton (Budding Member 16 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

thanks for your advice much needed feel alot happier now!!! xxx