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Old 11-07-2003, 06:49 AM   #1
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Hi, Ive just found this site and think its fab!
Im off with my best friend for 3 months to Australia in January. Ive never done anything like this before and am very excited....!
The only thing is i haven't got a clue what to pack! Can you go for nights out in casual clothes or should i pack High heels too! Any advice would be really appreciated!
Thanks everyone.xx
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Old 11-07-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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to TravelPunk.com Little Minx!!!!!

Clubs, Clubs and more Clubs...Australia is PACKED with great clubs...if your planning on hitting them, then i would say some nice shoes would be in order..I went to a few when I was in Sydney and Melborne and da peps dress pretty sassy...Gotta dress to impress at the clubs...

If your just going for a pub night, then the casual look works fine...

Here is a list of Sydney Clubs ...
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Old 11-07-2003, 08:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, I was kinda hoping someone would tell make to take my stilletoes, any exquse! couldn't be without them for 3 months :-(

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CD nailed the dress code - if ya go to a club dress up, if ya hit the pubs then its a much more casual affair.
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Old 11-10-2003, 02:01 AM   #5
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Cool thats ok then, im sure i will be back on here soon with lots more questions to ask!
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Old 11-10-2003, 02:17 AM   #6
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Little Minx WELCOME TO THE BOARDS!

There is another post by KatDawg that goes through her packing list for Australia (She's there RIGHT NOW!). You may want to check that out.
As for high heels, thats a tough call, but if you got room form them, why not Just make sure that you also have shoes for lots of walking

Hopefully one of the Tpunk ladies can anser your post with more depth !

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Old 11-10-2003, 07:28 AM   #7
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Ive just had a look at some of KatDawg posts and you were right they have helped so thanks for that. Im getting so excited now i get to leave cold England for 3 months yay! but still have 10 weeks left till i go arrrrr .....
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I hate waiting to travel!!!!! I will not be able to go away until next year, and its all i think about!!!
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I know what you mean, i reckon im going to get the travelling bug after this! although i dont think i could afford to do it again.....!
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Girl, once you go abroad, there is no place that you don't wanna go...the BUG, is something you can't shake to easy!!! And coming from the UK, you are a major hub of internation deals....i am jelious!!!! LOLOLOL
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I cant afford to get the bug...... i keep telling myself that 3 months will be enougth for me (i think im in denial!)

Will be so fab to get away from cold/wet BORING England, so where do you think you will go next?
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Minx,
I haven't even gone anywhere yet and I already got the bug. I don't think you can get rid of it. Once a traveler, always a traveler. :D Where abouts in England are you? I have family near York.
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Hey Minx! :D

High heels huh?! Well, I don't wear mine a lot (I can't walk straight with that!) so I had sandals, which look good with shorts, a dress, a skirt, or pants...When packing, I always ask myself how many times I will wear this or that...If the answer is below once a week, well, I just don't pack it (It's not worth the effort of carrying this for 3 months!)! I try to pack enough clothes to last a week, and usually things that all fit together and look pretty classic (and that dry fast!) so I won't get bored of them...Tanks are light and small and bring diversity, I usually pack 3-5 of them...On my last trip, I didn't pack any jeans, and I missed them a lot! I also made the mistake to bring 3 pairs of shoes: My walking boots, my sandals and some other shoes...I never used the shoes because they hurt my feet. I was wearing my sandals all the time, exept when hicking or walking for a long time...

Anyways, since you'll be gone for 3 months, bring your favorite clothes, and when you're bored of them just buy a little something new, so you don't feel like you wear the same thing all the time (plus it's a nice souvenir)!!!

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Hmmm...never thought I'd have to think of bringing any shnazzy clothes...This Australian dress code, does it go for Ireland too, anyone know?
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Sijuki - Hi, i know what you mean even thinking about it and planning it is exciting, cant imagine how fab it will be once im actually there! I live in the South of Engaland, in a blace called Basingstoke, but we like to call it BORINGstoke! its easier when telling people to just say an hour from London. My grandparents used to live in York so i went there alot when i was little, cant really remember much now though!


Mocassin - Thanks alot for your advice, it really hepls! I wasn't thinking of taking any jeans with me, but now i think mabe i should as i live in them here! its so differcult trying to decide what to bring with me, i was planning on taking walking boots, trainers, flip-flops and a pair of nice shoes to wear out, think ive changed my mind now!
I guess i can always by stuff when im out there if i need too.

Anyways thanks again for your advice!
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Anytime girl!
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