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1. Posted by MaggieT (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y

MaggieT has indicated that this thread is about Thailand

I'm a newly divorced female (age unknown!). I'm thinking of going to Thailand next year, alone and although really apprehensive at the thought of going it alone, I'm excited too. Thing is, I have no idea where to start. Part of my reason for going it alone is to a) see more of the world and b) meet new people. Is anyone out there in the same position?

2. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Hey MaggieT Just go for it you will be fine It is daunting doing something different and going some place that you know nothing about. Also I'm sure you are probably not that used to doing things alone after being in a long term relationship so it is scary in that respect also. I'd say you can only benefit from going. You will feel more independent once out there and also be doing something totally different and relaxing. I have a motto "in twenty years time you will regret more the things you didn't do rather than those you did" so get out there and do it. I feel you may regret it otherwise


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3. Posted by MaggieT (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y

Thanks Rach, that seems to be the opinion of most people, so I guess its time to stop wondering and just go!:)

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

Hi Maggie!

After a 10-year relationship, it took me about a year and a half to decide I was going to travel alone, and enjoy it. It was the best thing I ever did! Two weeks in Paris, all to myself, up when I wanted, meeting people every day (it's amazing what you learn about yourself when you go it alone!). Ironically, I met my current boyfriend in a cemetary, right when I was happiest about being single. Funny how things work out...

Enjoy - you'll be so glad, and so proud, you went!


5. Posted by MaggieT (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y

Thanks for that - i might just tour the world's graveyards instead - i may find my dream man too!

6. Posted by nini (Full Member 16 posts) 12y

Thailand is a great place to start. The people are so friendly and it is safe to eat food from the street vendors. I spent 2 months there last summer and really enjoyed it. If you go to Chiang Mai, visit the disabled center and say hi from me.

The trains are great and easy to use. You will have no problems.
Have fun.

7. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 12y

I too will be travelling alone and have the usual worries. Will I meet nice people, will i enjoy the freedom of travelling alone??

I need to experience more than I am now so I'd say anyone deciding the same thing, go for it! I know by instinct that I'm doing the right thing and don't want to regret never knowing..

I can't wait to go to Thailand (my first stop over)'s meant to be such a beautiful place and of course the culture...

The only thing I think will take alot getting used to is living out of a backpack... Leaving my girlie stuff at home is hard too but I reckon I'll cope hehe be good to let my hair be free of all those chemicals n hair straightners for a change!

Nykky x

8. Posted by karl (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Hey there Maggie
Im just like you too. I really wanne go tavellin in summer 05 but just dont have a clue where to start!! Everyone keeps telling me to do it alone and that ill be fine- and im sure i probably would, but the thought of getting of at an airport in a foreign land and not havin a clue whre to go (although excitin as it would be, i would shit myself silly!!!!
Would love to do it with someone first and then maybe venture out alone when i know what im doing.
But i definitly think that these reservations should not hold us back- i totally agree with that guys philosophy in life that we ll only regret it later on, and i certainly dont want a life full of regrets.
If you are looking for a travel buddy id be available

k x ::)

9. Posted by philymc (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

Hey maggie, im off travelling in early 05. Going on my own also. So if you fancy it

10. Posted by gizmo008 (Full Member 32 posts) 12y

Hiya Maggie,

My travelling buddy has pulled out the trip so I'm now going it alone . Feeling very nervous but mostly excited. I went to Gran Canaria last year by myself to find work and you make friends so easily, so I've got over that intial getting a plane by yourself nerves. I'm mostly nervous about going to North America by myself so I've cut down the amount of time I'll spend there. I'm going at the start of December so there will be some amazing things to see and do like ice skating in Central Park, the xmas Lights, hollywood etc but I don't really want to experience all these things by myself. But I'm still going ahead - I'd rather see these things by myself than never them see them at all. Travelling is the best thing you will ever do and you will come out of it a better and happier person - I wish you all the best and hopw you have the time of your life (you will, I promise)

Trish ;)