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Travelling Alone Round SE Asia Plz Look!!!

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1. Posted by dan_so (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y

Hi All

Im off travling around sout-east asia then eventually on to oz.
I had a friend who was going to come with me, but he has droped out now. I would like to know how easly it is to meet other people traveling and weather there are alot of travlers who will be on there own aswell?.I like going out on a night, and i have this fear that i will end up going, and just not talk to many people and be really board!!. i am planing on traveling around for a long time i have all the routes sorted.
all coments will be appreciated
thx dan

2. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 9y

Hi Dan,

You have absolutely nothing to worry about. i was in the same situation when my mates left me in vietnam to go to australia early. There are heaps and heaps of travellers plying these routes and they are all like minded and after a bit of fun. You wont find it hard meeting people at all - just get chatting to people on the various buses/trains/ferrys you catch. Another way i found i met a lot of people was to go and play pool in bars or pool halls around koh san road in bangkok, you always get chatting to a few sound people.

I met a group of lads from london when i was in thailand who i ended up spending five months living with in Oz.

Happy travels,

Stumpy :)

3. Posted by dan_so (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y

Thanks for that stumpy.
Good to no others will be in the boat as me.
:)

4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

I'll second Stumpy's response. In Southeast Asia you have to try hard NOT to meet people. There are hordes of travellers in every restarant in every town and every country that you will go to. You will not be alone. Just don't be scared to strike up a conversation.
My first trip to the region was for a month and a half alone. I had the same fears, but during that time there was only one single day out of 45 where I didn't have someone to spend my time with.

5. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 9y

Infact, travelling alone is loads better. You can go where you want, when you want and how you want. You can wake up in the morning and decide to go somewhere completely unplanned that day. You probably get to meet more people travelling alone as you make more effort therefore have a much more interesting time. I'm travelling alone and having a great time. It's surprising how many people you get to know and later meet up with somewhere else (sometimes completely unexpectedly!). You'll have a great time, please don't worry! Yes, there are sometimes periods of a few days when you'll find yourself alone, but I find it a bit of a relief not having to talk sometimes!!

6. Posted by dan_so (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y

Thanks for all advice claireh & degolasse, it all helps.