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Im going soon... ahhh HELP!!!

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1. Posted by JAY_H (Full Member 69 posts) 9y

Just getting really excited for my trip, i leave soon and was just wondering if anyone had any last minuit advice? Im a bit nervous!!
Im a single first time traveller going to South East Asia for 7 months.... any tips, advice, dont do's, do do's????

CHEERS Jan

2. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 9y

Hi Jan!

Don't worry! And Do have a great time! It's natural to be nervous - my boyfriend lost his speech ability the week leading up to the date before we left and regained it when we landed in KL - whenever I spoke about our travels ahead he would just look at me nervously

7 months in South East Asia! I am very jealous of you but I hope you have a great time

Emma

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

South East asia is fab, and 7 months is a good amount of time to do it in - we did 6 countries in 3 months and it wasn't nearly enough. not sure what your itinerary is but everywhere we went it was friendly, safe, easy to get around and easy to meet people, ie other travellers. you will be fine and will have a blast so try not to be too nervous! send me a personal message if you need any more info about anywhere.
cheers

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 21, 2007, at 1:34 PM by bex76 ]

4. Posted by tortuga (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

hey jan... i was wondering how much money your taking and what your budget is for 7 months? i'm asking because i was hoping to do about 7 or so months in SEA and dont know how much money i should have to last that long.... gah

5. Posted by JAY_H (Full Member 69 posts) 9y

Thanks guys, i think i need to be told that im going to be ok as i know when i get to the airport and get on the airoplane im going to feel like turning around and coming home. I dont feel like that now but i might and really dont want to give up when i do
Did any of you feel like that? Ive never even caught a plane on my own before
Im ok now (kind of) i just hope i stay like this!!
Anyway thanks for that, im sure ill be ok and have a wonderfull time
Jan

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

Hey Jan,
Ive said it before, and I'll say it again and agree with the people above, DON"T WORRY. Southeast Asia is not difficult to travel in at all. You will be one of thousands of backpackers in Bangkok when you arrive. In fact, you will probably be one of about 20 solo backpackers on your flight who are arriving in Asia for the first time. So you arent in this alone. I know it sounds scary right now because you don't know what's out there, but I assure you that within 24 hours of arriving in Asia, you'll forget why you were ever scared.
If you you arriving in Bangkok, then head to Koh San Road. (I think I've actually said this before to you but I cann't remember) It's not everyone's cup of tea but I think you'll be comforted by the thousands of backpackers, countless hotels, and Western style restaurants. You can pretend for your first couple days that you haven't actually left home.
And when you arrive, don't listen to any touts or taxi drivers that have ideas of where you should go. You know where you want to go, so stick with it and hop on the shuttle bus.
But above all, relax, you will be fine just as the hundreds of thousands of backpackers before you have been fine.