The time has nearly come!! ...

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1. Posted by niksta (Budding Member 4 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,
Don't know about you but i have just had a really surreal feeling... You spend months and months planning, and saving money and dreaming about the day you land in Oz, what its going to be like.. and then it hits you, your going to Australia in three weeks! didnt think it would ever happen. Im a 19 yr old girl going on my own, and pooping my pants is an understatement, but from the sounds of it, there are a lot of girls (and guys) traveling alone, pretty much at the same time. Anybody going to be in Melbourne beginning of Feb?
Its going to be an experience of a lifetime, especilialy for me, as I can't even get a bus to town on my own.. lol- I need to learn to be independant so this is the perfect opportunity.
I can't wait for the day when my grandkids will say "tell us the story of when you went to australia Granny.." (but obviously that will be in about 60 years!)
Safe travelling everybody


2. Posted by spike99 (Full Member 25 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I travel to Sydney 3 weeks today. I've been getting a touch of the butterflies myself although I think its more apprehension.

Once you arrive its really easy to meet people. The majority of people on this forum seem to be travelling alone which sort of puts us all in the same boat. I'm sure after a couple of weeks you'll be wondering why you were so nervous.

Happy travels


3. Posted by mcgoku (Full Member 18 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


I know what you guys are going through. I am leaving for Sydney on the 25th of Jan. It will be my first time in Oz. Can't wait!!! I will be staying at Footprints Westend once I get there. Now I just have to deal with the 29 hour Flight

See ya down under,

4. Posted by ROLLonOZ (Full Member 36 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Oh my god! Me too!! I go in 7 days now, absolutly crapping myself. I'm sure it will be fine though loads of others on there own.Anyone starting in Sydney? Happy Travels!

5. Posted by vicki80 (Full Member 42 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

My friend and I go on the 19th - a week on Wednesday!! Just two days left at work and then nothing but worrying about packing, attempting to pack, realising wanting to take too much, trying to pack again etc etc!!

I have been wanting to go to Oz for about 10 years now so I don't think it is gonna hit me that I am doing this until I land. I have never been so nervous and excited all at the same time! We're starting in Sydney but the person I am going with has a friend in Newcastle so we are staying with him for a bit to get over the jet lag and sort ourselves out. And then.......who knows!!!