Guest Rico

Sydney... is it worth it???

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    Guest Rico

    Hi

     

    I will hopefully have an offer soon at a firm in Sydney. I should be coming over in October I'm 27 and work in recruitment. The company will be sponsoring me for 4 years.

     

    My girlfriend will be coming over, but prob not for about 3-4 months...Basically I am worried that i will get really lonely in sydney as I hear its a huge city. I dont know anyone there and I dont really like being on my own

     

    what do you think?

     

    should i go for it? (i've been wanting to go to oz for years)

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    Guest Boomer

    Hi Rico

     

    Go for it. Stay in a Backpackers. There are shed loads of people in Backpackers who are working and you will have a great laugh. When the missus turns up you can get a pad, etc on your own. You would also, probably, meet some great new mates that will be friends for a long time to come.

     

    Boomer

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    Guest Rico

    Hi Boomer

     

    Thanks for that...whats the best hostel to stay in?

     

    Rico

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    Guest Boomer

    Hi Rico

     

    There are shed loads. If you just turn up at Sydney airport there are people from the hostels there who will pick you up free of charge. Failing that I used a Lonely Planet. Bondi and Coogi seem to be the most popular!!!

     

    Have fun

     

    Boomer

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    Guest kazzy01

    Hi Rico

     

    The Railway Square YHS hostel is great in central Sydney. It's about a 4 minute walk from the train station, so if you get the train from the Airport you can be there in about 30 minutes door to door. Note that it's not listed in Lonely Planet as it's a new hostel.

     

    Kazzy

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    Hi Rico

     

    The Railway Square YHS hostel is great in central Sydney. It's about a 4 minute walk from the train station, so if you get the train from the Airport you can be there in about 30 minutes door to door. Note that it's not listed in Lonely Planet as it's a new hostel.

     

    Kazzy

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    Yes Sydney is a big city but it's what you make of it no matter where you are in the world i think, just get yourself out there...it will take you a few months to adjust but i'm sure you will meet people through work etc and just make the most of an invites that may come your way to help network and make new friends. I'm sure you will love Sydney, i do! :)


    ...I am not afraid of Storms, for I am learning how to Sail my Ship.

     

    I've learnt that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things... A rainy day, Lost luggage and Tangled Christmas Tree lights!

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    3-4 months isn't long to wait

     

    ​Agree with others. Go for it and stay in a hostel short term, you'll meet loads of people

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    Guest guest30085

    This thread is from 2005, I hope they've found a suitable place to stay by now:laugh::wubclub:

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    oh yeah! Ooops...haha! I keep just reading the titles not the timescales...lol


    ...I am not afraid of Storms, for I am learning how to Sail my Ship.

     

    I've learnt that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things... A rainy day, Lost luggage and Tangled Christmas Tree lights!

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    Why on earth do people resurrect 8 year old threads!

     

    ​thread closed.

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