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1. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 10y

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So i'm going to Thailand for 10 days, 5 of which 2 of my friends will be coming for. I'm going to head to Bangkok on my own, and I think together we'll head for some of the more 'touristy' islands.

1. Can anyone suggest some places that are ok for a 23 year old female travelling along?
2. What's do you think is the best method to get from Bangkok to Phuket?
3. Should I book accomodation before, or wait till I get there?
4. What's the potential of getting caught, or getting into trouble, if one was to... say... accidentally... eat a meal... and later... accidentally... discover they weren't normal mushrooms... accidentally?

2. Posted by enjaho (Full Member 39 posts) 10y

1. Many places are safe and ok for female tourists here. You can go to Samui, ko tao, koh pha ngan, Phuket, Phi Phi, Ao nang... you will be fine.

2. Fly with low cost airline like Air Asia

3. Better book for 1 or 2 nights first and when you get there you can look around and change it if you find a better one.

4. It's not that easy to get "special mushroom" and you wouldn't get caught if you accidentally ordered it and had it... I think!

Need more help, ask me...maybe I can bail you out...

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

I think Jane gave you some good advice, but will add a bit of advice as well.

1. Thailand is generally safe for visitors, but I think you will find another female to see the BKK sights quite easily.
2. With only 10 days in Thailand, definitely fly Air Asia.
3. I never book ahead. I arrive and wing it. There are plenty of rooms in Phuket, many cheaper than those listed on the web. If you don't feel adventurous, book a room.
4. Best advice, forget your cravings for 'mushrooms'

4. Posted by honeythief (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

i never book a room in advance , the idea of hitting the ground running is all part of the holiday for me . liked ur A-dome pic. i have a similar photo of the killing fields (not digi so not posted here yet) in cambodia. i would travell on my own in thailand but i think gettin roasted on mushrooms would be more fun and safer in good company. n-joy ... j

5. Posted by Jayk (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Try Koh Phi PHi, or East Railay. Careful, the mushrooms made us sick!!!! All 8 of us....

6. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 10y

Cheers all. I want to stay practical while i'm there, so any advice is appreciated.

...just one more thing... has anyone tried to get their scuba liscence there? Is it worth it? And companies you could suggest?

7. Posted by aaabbb (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

i only tried the one day scuba tour in Ko Phi Phi. they are good and very professional.

8. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

phuket was cool as hell, it's only about 1 hour flight, i'd suggest doing that, and you can buy those flights for really cheap also, i bought mine at one of the many little travel agentcys on the streets

good luck, have fun! let me know if you want to see my phuket pics, i'll let you know the url where they are all at

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 10y

Quoting funkfaerie

So i'm going to Thailand for 10 days, 5 of which 2 of my friends will be coming for. I'm going to head to Bangkok on my own, and I think together we'll head for some of the more 'touristy' islands.

1. Can anyone suggest some places that are ok for a 23 year old female travelling along?
2. What's do you think is the best method to get from Bangkok to Phuket?
3. Should I book accomodation before, or wait till I get there?
4. What's the potential of getting caught, or getting into trouble, if one was to... say... accidentally... eat a meal... and later... accidentally... discover they weren't normal mushrooms... accidentally?

Like some of the previous messages said, I never book ahead and I stay in AirCon hotels in Bangkok in the 800 to 1000 baht range (smaller towns you can find rooms with air conditioning starting around 350 baht.) There are cheaper hotels with fan only rooms if you want to do without air conditioning. You can try the Suk 11 Hostel in Bangkok, off Sukhumvit (Suk) on Soi 11. This hostel has dorm rooms and private air/con rooms and has many travellers in your age group.

Many younger travellers stay in the Khao San Road area of Bangkok (KSR.) One drawback is no close access for the Skytrain. The Skytrain runs up and down Sukhumvit Road and can take you to many areas of Bangkok quickly and cheap. Sukhumvit Road also has many street vendors and cheap restaurants. Sukhumvit also has many bars, malls, movie theaters, Ekamai bus station off the Skytrain, and a Skytrain connection to the subway and trainstation.

Because your time is short it is probably best to fly to Phuket. If you can't get one of the cheaper discount airlines Thai Air flies to Phuket several times a day. Usually if you go to a travel agent the day before you can get a flight out the next day.

Not sure what you mean about "bad mushrooms," but if you are implying that if you do dope will you get caught - probably not! But the unfortunate Farangs (foreignors) who get caught really, really don't like being in Thai jails at all! You can get into trouble by drinking too much, making a fool of your self, and making bad decisions. Be wary of "over friendly" people who want to escort you around.

10. Posted by nikunj1 (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Hi,

I am Nikunj Gupta 24 by age and Computer Engineer and member VT/CS and HC and will be travelling South East Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos) from 1 June 2006 to 25 June 2006 and looking for other fellow traveller or travellers who can join us, also looking for accomodation with locals so that we can see and feel the real culture of the above countries and also save money and also for some hitchhikers who can join us or some hitchhiking tips will be great. I will be travelling with my one more friend.

with regards,

Nikunj Gupta, B.Tech (Comp.) & Business Analyst

[ Edit: sorry, no personal contact details in the forum please. ]