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1. Posted by nicola26 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Im looking to go to Thailand for a month in February but im a bit nervous about doing it totally on my own. Has any1 done any projects with realgap/work travel company or does any1 know any other similar organisations?

2. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 10y

I never used any companies like that, so I can't help you there. But as other posts have suggested, traveling on your own in Thailand is fairly easy. Most signs are in English and all types of travel (train, bus, plane, boat, elephant) are tourist friendly. Very laid-back country for the most part and not very intimidating once you get here.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 10y

Quoting nicola26

Im looking to go to Thailand for a month in February but im a bit nervous about doing it totally on my own. Has any1 done any projects with realgap/work travel company or does any1 know any other similar organisations?

Quoting nicola26

Im looking to go to Thailand for a month in February but im a bit nervous about doing it totally on my own. Has any1 done any projects with realgap/work travel company or does any1 know any other similar organisations?

Like the previous message said, travelling in Thailand is real easy!

He is a thought, if you are already planning to spend big bucks on a trip - look into this one too!

Back when I still had a job and income I worked as a volunteer on Earthwatch for three expeditions. Earthwatch gives you a whole "smorgasbord" of available charities overseas that you can sign up for. It's not free! You do pay for your upkeep and the support of the project you sign up for.

I worked in Thailand as a volunteer on an archeology project twice. The project we worked on was out of Phimai, an hour from Khorat. (The third expedition was in Indonesia.) Earthwatch gives you instructions on how to reach Phimai, sometimes you meet other volunteers along the way and travel together. For this Phimai project you stay at a decent air-conditioned hotel and meals are provided. There is an Earthwatch office in Britain.

You can choose how many weeks you want to work as a volunteer. You can do one or two weeks as a volunteer and then with that experience and new confidence take another two weeks on your own. Or you may team up with a couple other "volunteers" and take in other parts of Thailand together.

The web page for Earthwatch is www.earthwatch.org. In some countries money you contribute to charities are tax deductions. You will have to check with your own country to see if it applies. For me it was like getting almost a free trip overseas since the cost of the flight over and the project were both tax deductions for me.

On the three Earthwatch projects I learned a lot, saved money on taxes and met many people from different cultures and countries!

KA

4. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 10y

your in the uk? well. my advise.. goto

Geckos Adventures, Dragoman Overland, Toucan tours &
Imaginative Traveller. I believe they are based out of the uk.

Cheers-Cara