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1. Posted by missmay77 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Well, that's my decision and flight booked. I am packing in my 9-5 job at a design consultancy for a two year adventure.
I am in Thailand from Dec 2008 where I will be saying goodbye to my family and friends on KPN not heathrow. I am nervous of travelling on my own and was wondering if any females are doing the same thing from Dec 2008. It would be great to hear from females who have tavelled alone and people who are passing by.

Im really excited but a little scared...

Emily xx

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

You are doing the right thing. I am sure several TP ladies will help with your trip and quell your doubts about traveling Thailand on your own. But, I doubt that you will be on your own for long. There are bound be other TP members in Tland when you are there. Several may contact you via TP but it will be OK even if you don't have another go with you. Once you get to the Khao San Road area of BKK, you will meet other Brits females bumping around just as you are. Be flexible in your plans and I am sure you will find others to travel with. It is certainly more fun with others along to share the experience and for safety. Have a great trip.

3. Posted by missmay77 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Thanks I am sure it will be fine I just want to hear from likeminded travellers doing the same things to share experiences and safety. Well, it beats meetings on branding and deadlines. Thanks for reply.

Emily :-)

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y


no worries at all as the Aussies would say ;). Thailand is a perfect country to travel as a solo female, I spent six weeks travelling there and actually wasn't on my own for a single day, unless I chose to be.
Vegasmike is totally right, once you get to Khao San road you'll meet plenty of other travellers, whether in the hostel, internet café or even already on the bus from the airport. And I can also only second the advice of not planning your whole route before arriving, I ended up travelling with all sorts of great people to all sorts of great places. So much fun!
And enjoy the feeling of being really excited and a little scared, that just makes it real .


5. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 8y

Agree with vegasmike and steff...khaosan rd is the place where you will meet fellow travellers...

6. Posted by angenaline (Budding Member 44 posts) 8y

Well, I'm starting my solo adventure in a month, so I'll let you know how it goes.

7. Posted by grainne1 (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

Hi emily,
i am startin my solo trip in 10days. was in same boat as yourself but really looking forward to the adventure. Im startin off in bangkok, gona head straight to the khoa san rd area like the others have advised. Will let ya know how i get on!! :)

8. Posted by missmay77 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Great look forward to hearing your stories :-) x

9. Posted by ekay (Full Member 23 posts) 8y


Traveling in Thailand is an adventure by itself because from the north (mountains, hill tribes, lush jungles) to south (beaches, islands) it has its distinct culture, food and the sceneries. Spread out your vacations to feel the contrast of the country. Don't return home to conclude this is "Thailand" having stayed on the beaches throughout your vacations.
This country from the north to the south has a well organized, tourist information centers, tourist police, bankings, transportation and ample accommodations to suit different budget conscious travelers. You need not have to worry. But of course, always pack your common sense with you.

Go to my blogs at, read "A guide on how to behave in Thailand", hopefully, it should help you.

Happy traveling in Thailand. Eric.

10. Posted by ekay (Full Member 23 posts) 8y


Sorry. The direction to the blog is, not the above. Eric.