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Im a 20 year old girl from sweden
In 2/10/2013 im arriving to Sydney!
I have dreamd about going to australia a long time!
Im going alone and i wonder if there are some other backpackers that are arriving the same day or week as i and would like to hang out or something ?
Im not planning to stay for long in Sydney im going north and want to find a job :) but i also want to do some extreems and some sport acktivities mabye diving, bungy jump or whatever (as long its fun or relaxing:)
im not coming to pary hard (mabye a little but its not my first prioroty) i want to explore the country, take some photos of tropical animals.
Im so fasinated of this country and i want to see every espect of it :)
Sorry for my english, i hope it will approve as well after a few month in Australia :)
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chicken shop WA
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Thanks, see you!
Martin (23 yo french easygoing guy :) )
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