Travelling by my lonesome!

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21. Posted by StaceyG (Inactive 250 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey all, I have to keep reading these posts because it keeps me going, especially all the people going on their own and feeling the same way! Only just split up with boyf, and cos I gave up my job and flat to move in with him i have no ties now and can do this! Still feels unreal though as not booked flights yet and need to do this! Does anyone know of any good websites for cheap flights. My bday is 27th June, so wanna stay for that and leave literally just after, so end June/beg July. I was thinking flights might be cheaper at this time as flying to Sydney it will be their winter - dont know if that's strictly true.. anyway, if anyone is in the process of booking - or is leaving around similar time, let me know!!

22. Posted by Criostoir (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hello there,
me and my mate will be arriving in Sydney around the middle July.we will be stoping off in India and Thialand on the way istrue that it will be the winter time there, but the weather will still be fine and the craic even better.

23. Posted by Criostoir (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hows the form all?
me and my mate will be departing the island of Ireland in early june for India, thialand then OZ. we will be arriving in OZ in da middle if not the end of july.Dont worry about travelling alone as i hear it is as safe as houses.

slan go foil

24. Posted by jazzbrit (Full Member 98 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

heya, try / com. They usually have really good deals. Good luck. :)

25. Posted by angieg (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

YES of course you should still go. you will meet so many other people in your situation while your here especially if you stay at backpackers. Australians are v.friendly and you will have a great time!!!

26. Posted by Stratego (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You'll be fine.

Australia is a great country. If you go there and keep your head on your shoulders, use common sense, and travel smart, there is nothing to worry about. It is full of amazing people. I wouldn't hitch-hike while there though, as I was warned not to when I lived there. New Zealand on the other hand is more tolerant of that kind of behaviour. Read up on the country and where you want to be. Be aware of the spider and snake situation, and don't put your hands or feet in dark places.

If you have any specific questions please ask.


Great backpacking advice:

27. Posted by Tommy025 (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


im flying out to australia on the 2nd august

going on me own, stopping with family for first month but then doing some travelling

drop me a mail or add me on msn, see what ever one has planned, could meet up


speak soon

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28. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Go for it girl!! I am 47, husband just dumped me after nine years of marriage and a hysterectomy, said he wanted kids, git. So I am going to piss him off by spending 6 month in africa, including mauritious, madagascar and seychelles...while he is changing nappies..Hee hee!

29. Posted by chelsi (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey I'm a 20 year old girl and Im going to oz myself in feb 07. I travel almost everywhere by myself and meet people. I have been in paris for a year and from here have traveled all over europe on my time off. Its amazing going by yourself, no one to answer to and you meet so many people and get to do everything on your own, sleep, romp around. Australia will be amazing by 'your lonesome'. boyfriends?! who would ever want to go with their boyfriend. he was stupid anyways, i can tell. haha Do you know how many gorgeous men are in australia!!!! You will meet tons of great people. good luck with your travels. ;)

30. Posted by surman (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yes my dears!!!! oh Yes Go alone cus its teh only way to do it, forget about him cus you will meet so many more people out there!

The first few days will be nerve rackign but you get used to it and eventualy bump in to teh same people half way across the country and you wll never be alone!

Enjoy it wish i could go back, but im off to Thia land instead.