hi guys im planning to go away in summer 05 hopefully after i graduate and im kinda new to all this too. None of my mates are really up for it and be really cool to find a group of people that wanna go together. I wanna go oz, thailand, figi anywhere really not got any solid plans but i would like to make some so if anyone is interested my email is firstname.lastname@example.org, i got msn so if u fancy a chat give me a shout be cool to hear from you.
Seems like we are all in the same boat with the concern over travelling alone. My next door neighbour who is 32 and single (and male unfortunately!!!) has just come back from 12 weeks travelling Oz, New Zealand, Fiji and came back via California. He said there is no problem at all and there are so many people travelling alone that you will always have someone to talk to. He said the hostels will point you in the direction of the bars where other backpackers drink and Oz was so good he could have spent the whole 12 weeks there.
Jas you shouldn't panic about it all - from chatting on email you have no problems in communicating and I'm sure you will be just fine over there.
I have a suggestion, though - Why don't we all try and get together for a beer one weekend in the near future? Choice of venues on a postcard but it seems there are a lot of people worrying about the same thing and a problem shared is a problem halved etc.
Let me know your thoughts.
lee-funny about the not having a problem chatting-oh dear!!
yeh we should all meet up-there seems like there are quite a few of us!! and as everyone has said-all in the exact same position!- we WILL make this happen guys!!!
Lets get planning!
This looks like a forum I want to chat in.Im a 24 y/o girl from Dublin in Ireland, and land in Bangkok on June 1st, alone!!!Have made loose plans to meet a guy and girl.Will be travelling through Thailand,Cambodia,Malaysia and Singapore for 2 months, and will then be heading onto OZ for the year. If any of you have definate plans to travel in SE Asia let me know, and we could meet up at some stage over there,
Like Nicola above I'm hoping to hit SE Asia End of May/June 1st ish(I've sent you a message Nicola!)
I'm 22, from Surrey and want to do SE Asia then Australia and NZ for a year (round figure but flexible as long as funds last!)
Just been made redundant so the pay off has brought forward my plans!