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Old Apr 9th 2005, 8:48 pm
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Hi there,

Since i read about a few of you going to oz alone and i already cannot remember your names and plans, i thought i would start a thread. lets see how many of us are heading down under on our own...

I am 26 y.o., female, swiss and italian, going in September. I do not really mind where in oz i end up as long as i get great job opportunities in my field.
I have spent 4 years in oz in total and lived in sydney and on the gold coast.

what about you?

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Old Apr 9th 2005, 11:29 pm
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hi fabie.

I came out here on my own, and to the amazement of most of the family, but it was the best move i ever made! To me it seems the best way to go as you have nobody else to consider or pay for!

I just wanted to say to you and everyone else going it alone Good luck and all the best.

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hi fabie.

I came out here on my own, and to the amazement of most of the family, but it was the best move i ever made! To me it seems the best way to go as you have nobody else to consider or pay for!

I just wanted to say to you and everyone else going it alone Good luck and all the best.

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Leigh,
What is Canberra like, I was not planning to settle there but have just been offered a job I cannot refuse.
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Yup I moved alone as well ( well apart from two moggies), not much family left in the UK and no other ties so figured if was going to do it now was the time.
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Its funny or maybe scary to some but i think moving alone is very easy for me. i am not scared whatsoever about discovering new places, new people etc. i think its also a very important part of the whole adventure.

I know its going to be hard leaving my parents and brother behind, but my parents are currently applying for a retirement visa so thats a great start! what is going to be the hardest is leaving my boyfriend behind... Jay loves it here in the alps in switzerland and for me it feels that i am missing a triangle in my trivial pursuit "little round piece"... if you see what i mean. once i have this triangle, i will reconsider maybe, or Jay will, who knows...

one think i know is that i just can't wait to land in brisbane again! feel the humidity and the ocean breeze.

i cant wait to hear about your stories!

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    > *Subject:* Immigrating alone - no strings attached thread
    > *From:* swissfabs <[email protected]>
    > *Date:* Sat, 09 Apr 2005 19:48:31 +0000
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    > Hi there,
    >
    > Since i read about a few of you going to oz alone and i already cannot
    > remember your names and plans, i thought i would start a thread. lets
    > see how many of us are heading down under on our own...
    >
    > I am 26 y.o., female, swiss and italian, going in September. I do not
    > really mind where in oz i end up as long as i get great job
    > opportunities in my field.
    > I have spent 4 years in oz in total and lived in sydney and on the
    > gold coast.
    >
    > what about you?
    >
    > fabie
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I came to Sydney on my own a couple of months ago and it's been good
fun so far. No regrets.. well, just one maybe, that I didn't do it
years ago.



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Default Re: Immigrating alone - no strings attached thread

Originally Posted by swissfabs
Hi there,

Since i read about a few of you going to oz alone and i already cannot remember your names and plans, i thought i would start a thread. lets see how many of us are heading down under on our own...

I am 26 y.o., female, swiss and italian, going in September. I do not really mind where in oz i end up as long as i get great job opportunities in my field.
I have spent 4 years in oz in total and lived in sydney and on the gold coast.

what about you?

fabie
Hiya Swissfabs,

If I had't had got married then I would have done it alone a year ago.

I've done a holiday to Oz to validate on my own and found it fine.
I did miss company though, but being single hads it's advantages

Bye
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Originally Posted by swissfabs
Hi there,

Since i read about a few of you going to oz alone and i already cannot remember your names and plans, i thought i would start a thread. lets see how many of us are heading down under on our own...

I am 26 y.o., female, swiss and italian, going in September. I do not really mind where in oz i end up as long as i get great job opportunities in my field.
I have spent 4 years in oz in total and lived in sydney and on the gold coast.

what about you?

fabie

Hi Fabie!

I am also doing it on my own. Think it´s a lot easier than with a family, it´s only one person to worry about "moneywise".
33 years old, german, leaving in May, destination Townsville. Don´t have a job yet, but hope to find one within a few weeks/months. Am a trained wall and floor tiler and also pastry cook (weird combination, I know ), so I hope it will not be too hard finding work.

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Another one going alone. Will be Sydney as well. Have to validate first and then make the move a little later in the year.
At one point was hoping to make it WA but sense pervailed (no disrespect to WA'ers just wouldnt have worked for me initially)
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Originally Posted by swissfabs
Hi there,

Since i read about a few of you going to oz alone and i already cannot remember your names and plans, i thought i would start a thread. lets see how many of us are heading down under on our own...

I am 26 y.o., female, swiss and italian, going in September. I do not really mind where in oz i end up as long as i get great job opportunities in my field.
I have spent 4 years in oz in total and lived in sydney and on the gold coast.

what about you?

fabie
Hi Fabie,

I'm going alone too. As a single, you are more flexible and you can move to another location much easier without a family. It causes also less stress when you need more time to find an appropriate job.
I think I wouldn't dare to make this huge step with a family.

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Originally Posted by Mastermind
Hi Fabie,

I'm going alone too. As a single, you are more flexible and you can move to another location much easier without a family. It causes also less stress when you need more time to find an appropriate job.
I think I wouldn't dare to make this huge step with a family.

Fred

Hey Fred,
great to "meet" someone else from Germany on this forum

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Old Apr 10th 2005, 7:48 pm
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Hey Fred,
great to "meet" someone else from Germany on this forum

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I noticed there were 2 germans going alone, well, I am swiss but germany is not too far from me! Welcome to this thread! and thank you everyone for your replies.

Its sunday night in Verbier and it snowed again! I just cant wait for the sun. Funny enough, i am a mountain girl, always thought as the beach as something which isnt really part of me. but since my last year spent in oz, i realise that i much prefer the climate down under - i am always cold in switzerland now.

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Originally Posted by swissfabs
I noticed there were 2 germans going alone, well, I am swiss but germany is not too far from me! Welcome to this thread! and thank you everyone for your replies.

Its sunday night in Verbier and it snowed again! I just cant wait for the sun. Funny enough, i am a mountain girl, always thought as the beach as something which isnt really part of me. but since my last year spent in oz, i realise that i much prefer the climate down under - i am always cold in switzerland now.

fabie

Too right! Is way too cold up here.
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Old Apr 10th 2005, 10:19 pm
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Leigh,
What is Canberra like, I was not planning to settle there but have just been offered a job I cannot refuse.
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Hi there.

For me it's fantastic!!! certainly worth thinking about if you've got the job.

Do a search on here for it if you haven't already. i've posted a few times about it and so have others. I would tell you myself now but i'm running late for work... (this damn site!)

Good luck
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I, too came alone with no family. I've been in Sydney for aroudn 18 months now. It's been a great learning experience
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