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11. Posted by DenKav (Budding Member 25 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hiya guys. I'm 26 but will be 27 when I fly out to Perth on 20th feb. I am also doing it alone & have friends that have done it with their friends who said they would rather have done it alone so I think it will be alright. I have flight & visa sorted. Next on my list is insurance, bank account & hostel. I've got about 7 weeks until d-day but I'm sure it will fly by. Maybe catch up with some of you out there.
The Facebook group look like a good place to discuss & share ideas so if you aren't already part or it then it is worth a look.


12. Posted by lozza12 (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


I am going to oz in July and I am also travelling by myself which I am quite nervous about!! I am 25 and I will probably be flying to Sydney and working my way up the east coast!

If anyone wants to meet up let me know!

13. Posted by kaaviinsonn (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I really want to go travelling however my friends are really not into it, so i'm hoping I can find some pals on here to go with, I am 22 from the UK and i'm very easy going, there's so many places

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14. Posted by katielou87 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi all...

Those of you that are travelling round SE Asia before hitting Oz is this because its cheaper to do? Im just trying to plan my trip, I also want to do this area but I was going to do it at the end instead...Any advice welcomed? x

15. Posted by Amywalla (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I know people that have done asia before and after oz,
Im doing asia before, just because i dont want to get to oz and be like, "oh i cant do that because ive got a few months in asia to fund"
This way i know what money i have left and dont need to worry as much

But everyones different, like i said i know people who have done it after oz, and found it fine, as you say, asia is cheap! So you should need to worry either way

Amy x

16. Posted by Natgrant90 (Inactive 49 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Ella,

I'm 22 and heading out to Oz between christmas and NY for a year on a working holiday visa. I think i'm going to go to Sydney first on the Oz intro tour, you looked into these?

I want to go all around Australia and also NZ on the way back, so hoping to meet lots of friends and have a laugh. It's a bit daunting travelling on your own but exciting too so it would be good to meet some other travellers.

What are your plans?

Nat x

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Jan-2013, at 16:02 by Natgrant90 ]

17. Posted by jon104 (Budding Member 18 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

I'm also doing Asia on the way to Oz, no particular reason, but the fact that Asia is fairly cheap means I can hang on to some more of my savings. The only thing I hear from people is that you can spend very little in Asia or splash the cash big time. A mate of my a few years back did 3 months in Asia before Oz, but spent too much and was home a few months after. Def don't want that happening, so best to watch the cash.
I am also heading to oz in 2013, flying to Perth in March on a WHV so hope to get a job for a few months and then a bit of travelling. Is anybody else doing a similar route? I'm going solo, so it would be great to get in touch with some fellow travellers.


18. Posted by jojo2401 (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

I'm Jo, and 27 years old. I'm leaving in June and off to Oz, but dont really have anything planned yet - need to get my bum into gear! Is there a FB page? if so, what's the link?

I'm travelling alone so hopefully will meet up with people along the way!

Bit scary but everyone on here seems friendly - if anyone wants to chat more, please let me know

Jo x

19. Posted by eldin (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I have no firm plans, but simply want to go for a few months away.
I already suggested on another post that travelling a week or two to middle east, asia, australasia, australia, pacific and US east and west coast before coming home are something I would like to consider seriously.


20. Posted by TomPeirce92 (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey Ella,

I'm planning to go to New Zealand for about a year starting in around December. Going to get a working visa and just enjoy!
Started planning it myself now as I want everything sorted for when i leave
I have no friends that are willing to do this trip either. But i would like to go with someone.