Im Alex (23), a single female traveller leaving the Uk in October for some new experiences in south east asia. I plan to be there for about 3 months and then end up in NZ for Jan 11th (ish) Where i have a working visa for 12 months.
I was travelling with another girl but she has pulled out of the trip 6 weeks before we go (better now than out there i guess...)
I dont mind travelling alone as i left friends in Malaysia and went to Thailand for a week myself, a couple of years ago but i'd much rather meet up with some other people, with similar ideas, to share this experience with.
Im easy going. I love a good drink but dont plan on partying all the time!! I want to fit in as much as possible on a small budget. I love to try new things and i im always game for a laugh!
If anyone else is around these areas at these times and fancies meeting up just get in touch!
Never really checked this section of the forum till today and was taken back about the similarity of our trips!!
I am flying out to bangkok on the 6th of October.. in South east for 2 months, (onto india for a month) then on the 12th of Jan I go OZ for a week and move on to NZ on the 19th of Jan..
Like yourself I am a little restricted on budget so cannot go out as much as I would like to.. but want to embrace the region for sure!! I am going alone too (a mate dropped out last minute) but very much still looking forward to the whole experience. I intend to stay in thailand for 4 weeks and go up to Laos/Vietnam in November and hopefully Indonesia for New years!
I cannot guarantee I would be the best travel buddy as this is my first trip too!! I am very easy going and laid back though so if you fancy meeting up any point just drop us a message.
that is a really similar trip!
Yeah i would love to hang out at some point!
Im spending the first 3 weeks in Thailand and then i have no plans for the next 3 weeks (17 nov- Dec13). I have to be back in Bangkok to meet a friend there Dec 13th and then we are going to head to South Thailand for Xmas and New year. Then i fly solo to Melbourne 10 Jan and then onto NZ (i think Christchurch) Jan 18th.
Where abouts in Oz are you going and where do you fly into in NZ?
Meeting up for for Laos or Vietnam would be really cool if the dates work out. I really fancy doing some of both and Nov would be perfect! If not we can meet up along the way for sure!
Seems as though we could probably bump into each other all over the place lol!!
Sent you a message with details of where I am on what dates
I myself am also going to do some travelling this year. Right now, I am thinking of going to Thailand in November (planning to do the Real Gap Year - Thai Culture and Dive Programme) and perhaps to visit Malaysia afterwards... not sure about my plans for December yet (whether to travel more or go to HK to visit)..when January comes around I will be biking in New Zealand from Christchurch to Auckland..then head to Shanghai in February for a semester of mandarin!!
Hey. I'm also kinda in the same boat, all my potential travel buddies have all gone off to study some more or to start their careers so i'm kinda left to explore the great wide world myself. I left a post "asia mid-october to december". I plan to go to asia in october but no destinaitons or dates have been settled because I have't quite desided what i'm doing yet and have been crazy busy finishing my degree.
Have you guys bought tickets yet?
[ Edit: Edited on Sep 16, 2008, at 2:49 PM by arran1985 ]
I leave for Thailand in November and then im in Australia for 5months and New Zealand for 2Months.
You said you have a 12month holiday Visa for New Zealand well i will be there in May so hopefully we might bump into eachother to.
I am travelling with my boyfriend and are on a tight budget to.
any of you in thailand (bangkok) on 18th Oct ? thinking of meeting up and go hunt for food ...