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2005: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia & India

Travel Forums Travel Companions 2005: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia & India

1. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 12y

Hi, i'm a 24 year old female from Essex looking to travel for six months next year starting in February

I'm planning on spending six weeks in Thailand then travelling overland to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia, before flying to India in June. (i'm also looking at the option of going to Sri Lanka and Nepal, depending on how much i'm able to fit in)

I've only just had my career break confirmed from work, so i haven't as yet made any concrete plans. I'd originally planned to travel alone however i'm beginning to think that six months alone is going to be a long time! I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who might be interested in joining me or meeting up, particulary in India.

2. Posted by SABIR (Budding Member 21 posts) 12y

Jenny,
It surprises me that you intend to miss the fabulous and enchanting Pakistan! Oh God, it is a tremendous country-----------evenings getting coller now-----------day temperatures beginning to drop around 30 C mark-----------and of course-------------they will be very much cool by the time you embark upon a trip. I am in Lahore----------m/35--local journalist-------------if you could either fly from London----( 8 hours), from Delhi (40 minutes), Kuala Lumpur ( 5.5 hours to Karachi and 90 minutes from Karachi to Lahore), and four hours from Bangkok------you will land in a city of eight million-which is awake all night--excellent food streets, heavenly underpasses, the UK-countryside-like greenery and fragrance--------finest elite clubs like Gymkhana/Punjab Club----------no problem of liquor etc for anybody especially a foreigner-----------a bottle of mineral water costs 1/5 th of a pound sterling and for 10 pounds-----------you can buy superb imported juices/mineral water stock/potata chips packets and chocolotates/cookies etc that may last 8 days at least. All hotels with attached toilets are air-conditioned and centrally heated---starting from about 11/12 pounds to say 45-60 pounds to the maximum. Being a journalist--further discounts in 3, 4 and 5 -star hotels can be had. I can pick you up from airport---help you stay at any hotel/private lodge/rest house/even my residence with my family ( if you wish)-------------can drop you back-----------and what not? can be your free translator/resource person/guide to hitorical buddhist/moghul and victorian architectural sites dating back to centuries.
I can afford to even host you or your pals for a few days-its a pleasure treating guests----------because when I travel;---------i find very generous people--including the Brits.

See if you wish to come here--let me know at [email protected]

Sincerely,

SABIR SHAH
LAHORE
PAKISTAN

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

hey
im on a gap year and i have the same kind of plans as you, but i dont want to go into other countries completely on my own so im looking for someone to start travelling with aswell. im planning to go feb time aswell.
if your interested in it get in touch!

jo x x x

4. Posted by TPalm (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hello Jenny and Moyo
Just a little info for your travelling guide. Please log on hostelworld.com for a safe, clean, worth your money and centrally located accommodation whenever you are in Kuala Lumpur. Check it out for a homestay if you like to feel home away from home as these places usually offers a friendly and family environment that you will not feel lonely as a solo traveller. Travellers Palm Homestay/hostel is one of the highly recommanded homestay in Kuala Lumpur as this place is simple and ample for those who prefer to meet the local and understand their local culture and traditions. Happy travel. Cheers.

5. Posted by fortheride (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Hey ppl.-
I'll be in SE Asia Startin arnd. Nov 30th 2004 through mar 2005. Don't worry about being alone you'll always be able to meet ppl. wherever you are, be they local or travelers. No worries, its easy to meet people. When you get there drop me a line if you like @
[email protected]
I'll lewt you know whatevere you need and if we are in the same area, I am not opposed to meeting up for a drink, etc, if plans work together. Take care, Justin