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Thailand Jan 21 - Feb 18 - Looking for travel companions

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1. Posted by BeZehBeh82 (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

I will be arriving in bangkok on Jan 20 late at night, lookin for other travellers to meet up and trek around the country for a while. I haven't been there before, so not sure what to expect.

Anyone interested?

26M from Canada.

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1592 posts) 7y

Quoting BeZehBeh82

I will be arriving in bangkok on Jan 20 late at night, lookin for other travellers to meet up and trek around the country for a while. I haven't been there before, so not sure what to expect.

Anyone interested?

26M from Canada.

When you fly into Bangkok don't immediately schedule a flight to somewhere else! Too often the next question is "do I have enough time between flights or is there a cheap hotel near the airport, etc." The airport is way out in the sticks, it is better to go right into the city even late at night! My flights on NWA always land around midnight and I head right into town. Plan on 2 to 4 days in Bangkok. This gives you a chance to get used to the time changes and heat. In Bangkok you can easily make arrangements for planes, buses or trains to other places. Choose a hotel near the Skytrain so you can use that overhead rail service. By the way, you can even get a tan in Chiang Mai and Bangkok so you do not actually have to be at a beach to get some sun. Chiang Mai is popular with tourists for treks.

Read up on how to take taxi cabs in Bangkok and from the Airport. In the city only pay the meter charge. Have small bills for paying taxi cabs. Usually taxi cabs parked outside bus stations or hotels want to bargain the fare - you pay more then! Meter taxi cabs are cheaper than tuk-tuks.

For traveling companions you can also check with this forum under this link: http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?ForumID=3

There are other forums that have similar "traveling companion" categories like LP:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forum.jspa?forumID=39

Lots of women travel in Thailand alone and have a good old time doing it too! Thailand is tourist friendly, easy to get transportation, hotels and probably safer than your own capital city. Google up "what to see and do in Thailand" and you will get lots of ideas.

Plan your budget first, know how much you want to pay for hotels, etc. Hotels in Thailand start around 600 baht for air in the city and a little cheaper in different locations. Something around 1000 baht a night is not too bad. Of course you can also spend over $150 per night US if you want!

Good luck.

3. Posted by susankamal (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hey,

I will be in Thailand from Feb 6 to mar 6. i am traveling alone too so it would be great to travel together during Feb. I want to head south to the island immediately when I get to BKK. Let me know if you're interested.