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Anyone travelling to thailand in Jan 08

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1. Posted by boon1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

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Hi I might be going to thailand in Jan is this the best time to go and is it easy meeting people out there as I'llprobably be going on my own...?

Thanks in advance.

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

January is the hight of the tourists season in Thailand. So you'll have good weather but will have to deal with crowds and slightly higher prices than other times of the year. But it's better than Christmas/New Years - I'm trying to find accommodation for this time and it's proving impossible.
Meeting people in Thailand is pretty much a no-brainer. There will be more young western backpackers than you ever thought possible, and many of them will be solo travelers like yourself who want someone to talk to. You'd have to be completely socially inapt not to make friends there. Just don't be scared to talk to strangers. I would also recommend starting your trip on Kao San Road in Bangkok, you'll meet lots of people there.

3. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 9y

Jan is still in the "cool dry" season in most areas so you will get good weather just about everywhere.

4. Posted by MishMish (Budding Member 44 posts) 9y

i'll be in bangkok and koh tao in mid-january~!

5. Posted by boon1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

It looks like Im gonna be in Bangkok aswell, this is probably gonna be the biggest adventure Ive done to date...!!!

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

going back tomorrow...and celebrate Loy Krathong as well on 24th...

7. Posted by mike19uk (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

il be theere in feb !

8. Posted by marcusshaw (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

i'll also be there in feb, probably on my "todd" aswell.... but from what ive heard its an awsome place to meet peeps so theres no worries!!