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11. Posted by court11 (Budding Member 10 posts) 49w

Mattfozz27,

When are you doing those countries? That sounds awesome. I would love to meet up and do that some of that with you. If your interested. If you have Facebook add me. It's under Courtney Lynn. If you have problems let me know.

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13. Posted by Coral_390 (Budding Member 10 posts) 49w

Hi Sabir
Unfortunately work will only allow me to take time off between March and June.
Rprince what are your dates for travel?

14. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1654 posts) 49w

Coral-390

Hi, I'm looking to go to Thailand end of March 2016. Similar situation where I need a travel
Buddy otherwise I'm not sure I would enjoy the experience.

You can have a nice time even if you do not set something up with a "buddy" ahead of time. In Thailand you will meet people in hotels, hostels, restaurants, walking around, in pubs and on shared tours. In Thailand you can sign on to tours through local travel agencies if you want. These are shared tours and you do meet other tourists on these tours.

If March is the only month you can visit it will be okay. Tourists visit Thailand every day of the year no matter if it is rainy, hot or during the mild season. They even show up during political demonstrations too. Thailand is a big country, maybe bigger than what you imagine.

Get the basics down first. How to handle you spending money. (You will get a better rate changing your currency in Thailand than out of the country.) Know how to get from airport to hotel. My advice is to have a hotel to go to for the first night at least. It won't be difficult to find rooms during the March to June time frame. If you need hotel help include a price range per night. Also for big cities have a particular area for that city. Google up "what area to stay in for Bangkok" (or other city) and you will get some ideas.

If you intend to return home, round trip to Bangkok will usually be cheaper than buying two one way flights. (Do the math!) This means have a definite departure date. Having a departure date makes it easier to plan a daily budget out too. You can't work in Thailand so the money you begin with is what you must live off of.

Be very careful when meeting strangers who want to be your "buddy!" Do NOT give them your hotel location and room number. Meet them in a neutral location like a well known restaurant or store to screen them first. There are some guys who are creepy and maybe even expect you to pay for everything including their companionship. Don't be so desperate you accept anyone to "buddy" up with!

You will need a tourist visa if you enter with a one way flight and no "proof of onward travel" out of Thailand within 30 days. Over 30 days you will need to buy the tourist visa ahead of time.

Always think safety first! Do a Google search for scams, even do a search for traveling alone in Thailand. Too much research can't hurt!

Happy New Year.

15. Posted by Agus.angsa (First Time Poster 1 posts) 49w

i will be visiting thailand and phuket this january. it will only be a short visit too. too bad we can't meet there.
if you're travelling to indonesia, i can help. not that i can take you anywhere, but i could help with some info. so feel free to ask.
except if you plan to go to papua island especially raja ampat in august or november, then i'm in.

16. Posted by sabir04 (Budding Member 13 posts) 48w

Hi coral my date is June for 6 night ...please rply me in my line I'd sabir04. . How many days u travel..

17. Posted by willj1 (Budding Member 3 posts) 48w

im also interested how do i contact you i dont want to go on my own..

18. Posted by Coral_390 (Budding Member 10 posts) 48w

Unfortunately I will be home for the 6th June. Planning on 24th March till the end of May. When are you travelling willj1?

19. Posted by sabir04 (Budding Member 13 posts) 48w

Hi Willj you can contact me my line I'd sabir04.

20. Posted by Rprince (Budding Member 16 posts) 48w

Hey Coral, so at the mom am I am in Australia until 2nd Feb, New Zealand for a month, then Fiji and Bali - getting to Bali on 24th March and have basically left it open ended - my home flight is from Thailand so I will be making my way from Bali up to Thailand. Ideally wanna be home by end June??
Rosie