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22-year-old Female living in Sydney, NSW Australia

Thrive on adventures! Whether it's overseas trips, a weekend away, booking an abseiling tour, or taking a random drive, I love exploring and experiencing new things. I've booked a 2 month Europe trip including a 45 day Contiki tour - Ultimate European & Egypt. I've been overseas once before; Thailand for 4 weeks in Jan/Feb 2012. Currently I work as a gaming attendant at a RSL but I recently ... More

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Brittany JohnsonBrittany posted on Kylie's (Garousse) profile

hey i just came across you and noticed your doing the ultimate european on 20 aug im also doing that tour. :) im on the meet up page and theres 5 other girls on there also :)

Posted 4 months ago

  • Brittany Johnson

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    3 months ago

    hi sorry didn't realise you had replied thought i would have got a notification! Oh yeah im doing greek islands that must be why they've split us. One of the other girls on ours has made a facebook page too. I'll add you on facebook and yeah we should make one for the overall tour

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    If you would like to add me on Facebook and then I can add you to the group and then you could add the other guys from your meet-up? www.facebook.com/kylie.garousse

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    Hey Brittany! Nice to meet you :) Awesome! Are you doing Greek islands or Egypt? I'm on the ultimate European plus Egypt meet-up page, we've got 2 other girls on ours... Not sure how we get onto the other meet up page? I heard the tour has roughly 50 people; half go to Greek islands and half to Egypt and meet up again.... Didn't realise they'd split the meet up into Greek and Egypt, that's sucky... We are going to make a FB page for those on the tour. Once it's ready perhaps you could tell the others and everyone join it to get to know each other ? (:

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ShelbyShelby posted on Kylie's (Garousse) profile

Hey girls! So great to hear about both of your plans : pre and post trip ! I would like to introduce myself, so hello! I'm shelby, from Ontario Canada and acutally being about to hear a little bit about the people i will be travelling with in advance makes the trip seem that much more real, and is so nice. Kylie, I think the facebook idea is excellent! such an easy way to communicate, and most people have it set up on their phones to notify them when someone posts- also facebook is a nice little snap shot of 'who you are'. As for your plans to travel england before hand that sounds so great ! i was recently there visiting a few friends last february and did both Warner brothers Studio Happy Potter world, as well as stonehenge! both are fabulous! Harry Potter studio is definately worth every penny! Kylie I also went to Thailand, in 2011 so i cant wait to hear about your experience there! I'm also very eager to hear about Australia, as I was just last week looking into job opportunities down under... :)

Posted 4 months ago

  • Emma

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    4 months ago

    (England that is)

  • Emma

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    4 months ago

    hi Shelby. I totally agree with you, being able to find out about each other before and definitely reminds me how quickly this tour is coming up. So, do you have any plans either before or after the trip have you already seen a lot of it?

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    Hi Shelby! :) nice to meet you! I'm getting really excited for this trip especially now that more people are joining the meet-up. Fantastic I will arrange a Facebook group pronto! Awesome, I will have to rack your brains for info about England tours :P and seeing as your from Canada (hopefully will be the destination of my next trip) I will be racking your brains about your homeland also :P haha and if you ever do come to Australia the door is always open :) I'm about 40mins to an hour drive west of Sydney CBD (ie Harbour Bridge and Opera House) to give you an idea. Sounds great. Well we have 4 months to discuss everything :) and 6 weeks to share stories and make memories!!

Default_avatarEmma Hart posted on Kylie's (Garousse) profile

so what are you doing wit the rest of your time in Europe??

Posted 4 months ago

  • Shelby

    Shelby

    3 months ago

    Also- I have been to Paris before ( I did a small exchange there through the french program offered at my school) and It is smart to get the tickets for the Eiffel tower before hand, because you will still wait in a line to go up to the top- so it saves you waiting in two lines versus just one. It is quite spectacular from the top, but I think I'm going to stay on the group this time, as its a bit pricey, and I'm goig to save some money for another activity I havn't done before ! But if you've never been to the top I think its a really positive experience and it will be a fabulous memory to have

  • Shelby

    Shelby

    3 months ago

    Sorry girls! I have the contiki app on my phone, which i check more regularly, and because I dont get notifications about posts in here i rarely check in here! Thats awesome you guys have so much time before hand - easing into the trip - such a good idea! I unfortunately have to work right up until the night before, so i'll be meeting you ladies the night of at the welcome dinner! It's so nice to kind of get a feel for who we are before we actually meet! I did a tour in thailand and it made the 'getting to know one another ' process a little easier :) Kylie, definately msg me on facebook, or here about Canada, england, etc! I'm not an expert, but there are definately some things that stick out ! (like england offers lots of free walking tours that are FABULOUS! I'll have to look into the company I did it with) After the tour I'm also staying longer! I'm going to meet up with my mum about a week and a half after the tour wraps up. I was thinking of staying an extra day in amsterdam, seeing more of the netherlands and possibly training to brussels/ belgium afterwards, as the tour does not go there.

  • Emma

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    4 months ago

    Yeah, I'd be in for catch-up drinks before hand

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    Yeah I will, just asking other people what they were planning on doing. No I'm going on the contiki tour alone. I'll be with my mum n brother up until the night before I leave. I'm happy to meet up with people a day or 2 before we leave though and have our own catchup drinks and what not :P my mum and brother only came to see my nan and then they go on their own 2 week tour with another company and fly home. So they'll be there a month and il be there 2 months...

  • Emma

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    4 months ago

    I would probably check with a travel agent or something about the phone. I don't want to land you with a huge bill because of bad advise. All I know is mine worked but last time I had an old Nokia. how long are you in pairs for? or is that with our tour?

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    Oh wow you'll be on holidays for ages lol good on you! I'm booking a tour to Stonehenge and I'm pretty sure it goes to the castle where Harry potter was filmed. And I need to find out whether to book tickets up the Eiffel Tower prior to the tour because I've heard stories of people not being able to go up it due to crowds on the day and I definitely don't want to miss out on that. Ohkay cool, I wasn't sure on the phone thing. Some had said that their iPhone apps got redownloaded overseas and they had a massive bill etc...

  • Emma

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    4 months ago

    I'm doing another tour (UK and Ireland) from august 1-16, and have a few days by myself in London after that. I'm doing the harry potter studio tour on the 18. then after our tour I think I have an entire week in London. phone-wise, my phone has always worked overseas so I'm just going to bring that (galaxy s3) but I'm not sure if its unlocked. and as for the facebook group, good idea. maybe we'll get some other people on our tour

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    Btw I was considering making a fb profile for those on our tour? Make it easier to chat and throw around ideas. If your keen let me know and il sort something out. There's just a few things I wanted to ask, such as what you and others on the tour were organising phone-wise? Not sure whether to take an unlocked iPhone, or buy a crap phone and get a sim-card over there etc :/

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    Well I arrive in London on the 10th August with my mum and brother. We are visiting my nan who moved back to England 2 years ago, plus visiting my mums other relatives. So for the 2 weeks prior to the tour I will be exploring London and visiting family. After the contiki tour I have about 3 days on my own before I fly back home to Sydney. I was considering staying longer with anyone else from the tour who was keen, only thing is money restrictions and being away from home (& the bf lol) for 2 months was daunting... What about yourself?

Default_avatarEmma Hart posted on Kylie's (Garousse) profile

I know! at least now we know there will be at least 1 other person.

Posted 4 months ago

  • Garousse

    Garousse

    4 months ago

    Haha thank god! I was getting a little worried lol I joined the meet-up a month ago and your the only other to join so far. Btw have you "checked in" yet? I haven't only because they want travel insurance information and I haven't organised that yet, still shopping around for a good deal so wasn't sure if I was missing out on anything by having not checked in.

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GarousseKylie (Garousse)

Booked Ultimate European + Egypt August 20th 2014

Hey guys, I booked my contiki tour about 2 weeks ago and would be keen to meet those who are coming on this trip also :) no one has joined the contiki meet up page yet which is a little worrying :/ Also anyone with advice for this trip would be awesome :) particularly in regards to what to bring technology-wise ie camera, phone, iPod, iPad etc?

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