Help! Getting huge jitters about going to Sydney solo!

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11. Posted by Rinzi (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I agreed with what has been said in previous posts.

You will think back when your basking in the lovely Ozzy sunshine and say what was I worried about.

I went with four friends a few years back and now I'm off travelling again this year and this time I'm going it alone.

You will love it!!

12. Posted by WelshEmma (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

All of you have made me feeling a little less nervous, I'm travelling to Aus by myself and am terrifeid too, but it's mademe feel better not only with you guys saying how good it is and how easy it is to make friends but also that there are other people as nervous as me! I'm hoping to head out July sometime but haven't even booked my flight yet as still planning where to start off.

Sander, your description there really made me smile! Thank you :)

Let's enjoy it! :)

13. Posted by lindz24 (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hey dont worry -honestly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i went travelling on my own for 16 mths. am a 25 year old girl. from a small town in wales. only place i'd been on my own was spain for a week. had a fantastic experience. u will meet far more people on yr own and u cahnge so much. i am so confident now. saw people taht travlled together and altho at times i would ahve liked mates to travel with u have to make sure that u get on with them really well. saw a lot of friendships end with people travelling together. honestly u will just end up talking to so many people. just remember ask if u dont know!!!!!!!have a fab time xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

14. Posted by kfromusa (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I was reading the responses and it made me feel better! In Jan. I will be headed to Sydney by myself, I am already getting nervous thinking about traveling, finding a job, and a place to live. But everything everyone has said is inspiring. I can't wait!
Good luck to everyone traveling! Have a blast!

15. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2015 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

As a previous poster said, OZ is totally laid back, and it's true. Nothing to worry about, the jitters affect all who haven't traveled recently. I had them myself B4 going to Vietnam, and it was a snap! Now if you were coming to the States, that would be a different matter, but OZ is one of the easiest to navigate. I suggest getting a large bottle of sangria and chilling out!

16. Posted by carlsr (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hey im of to oz myself in jan & so cant wait!

the amount of ppl going by themselves is huge & im so looking 4ward to meeting new ppl from different walks of life!

Ive heard that the oz r gr8 ppl laid back & fun so im sure once u get there all ur worries will disappear!

Hope u have a gr8 trip

17. Posted by Redmundial (Budding Member 47 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys

I cant believe how many people are coming on here, not just with advice because theyve been thru it all before, but the people (like me) who are heading off shortly on their own and are basically brickin it. I think that in itself shows that there will be plenty of people in the same boat like, so it makes it less stressfull straight away.

Im headin off in July, will get to oz in November via russia, mongolia, china & s.e.a. My only worry really is that i'll get to oz and not really have a huge amount of doe so i'll have to be workin pretty much straight away. Has anyone any experiences of having to work straight away, is it easy enough to find work in say sydney or would you say it takes much time? Any advice would definately stop some jitters ive been gettin recently!

As for all who are headin out there good luck to you, im sure it'll be an absolute blast! Oh and cheers Sandor, your description put me there man witha great big smile on my face!


18. Posted by Cali_Ally (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey. im ally and im 20 and i live in sydney right now. I just moved here from Cali like a little over a month ago. I went backpacking alone last time i was here just for like 6 weeks when i was 17. I met a ton of cool people but being under 18 kind of limited the stuff i could do as far as the nightlife. I had a ton of fun though. Im thinkin about traveling around Australia backpacking but i dont know when but if someone would like t o join me let me know. Also if your traveling to sydney and would just like someone to go get a drink with or do touristy things let me know!

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