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Only one more week till my departure! :O)

"The best of travelers don't necessarily have a plan, just a direction."

Theres only one more week left until I'm ready to embark on my journey down under. As with any major life adventure, anxieties tend to creep up. Will I have enough money? where will I go? will I be able to find work? These silly frets are soon suppressed by the sheer excitement of the unknown. They say the best travelers don't necessarily have a plan, just a direction. My direction is down on an island positioned in between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

I'm truly fortunate to have made some good friends on a previous trip to South Africa, those of which reside in Australia. When first arriving, I'm staying with Selina and Dave in Sydney. Sel has also offered me a casual working position at the horse track where she works. Job and accommodation security apon arrival is a rare deal for backpackers! I can't stress how privileged, and appreciative I am. Also, I'll be a neighbor to Cassey and only a short train ride from Natalie. Two others from South Africa. We have organized dinner and drinks at the Opera House on the night I fly in. Hopefully I won't fall asleep, face down in my dinner due to the affects of Jet lag. Australia is 15 hours ahead of the eastern US coast!! Regardless, It's going to be superb seeing so many people from SA! Naydene and Jody are on the opposite side of OZ, but we'll catch up while I'm there, guaranteed! I'm trying to convince everyone from the SA expedition to come to Australia for a big reunion, so far, we've got half.

As for my plans in Australia. I only know this...

I have a work and holiday visa good for 1 year ( two if I re-apply)
I'm starting off in Sydney
I plan to go to Fiji for my birthday
Rob comes to join me in April :)
I have 6 incredible friends there that I'm sure will guide me in the right direction!
It's going to be an adventure of a lifetime.

I want to share this journey with you all, maybe inspire some to embark on a journey of their own. :)
hope you keep posted.

till next time...........:)

Posted by amsie55 10:56 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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