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Female going to Thailand on my own April 17th....

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1. Posted by Georgeey (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hey guys

so im English and been living in Aus for the past 3 years and now iv decided to move to London and going via Thailand...

wana meet people and travel with them - im only there for 12 days but wana experience the most of it and go the lovely beaches and experience a typical full moon party. ive been told not to go to Bangkok on my own....

i havent done much research yet but any suggestions please feel free to let me know :)

If any1 is in Thailand and would wana meet up and do a bit of travelling then get in contact :)

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 5y

I don't know why anyone said to not visit Bangkok on your own, over 15 million tourists visited Thailand last year and a very high percentage of them chose to visit Bangkok! For some of them Bangkok is the only place they visited for weeks at a time!

There are some tourists that only visit Thai beaches and ignore other scenic areas like Northern Thailand and the Chiang Mai area in particular. Avoiding Bangkok sometimes means tight connections for flights or long stays at airports waiting for your ride.

Full Moon parties do attract a lot of young travelers, probably more males than females, some only go there for the dope; you do have to coordinate your trip with a full moon. Here are some directions and dates for Koh Phangan.
http://www.kohphangan.com/travel/gethere.html
http://fullmoonparty-thailand.com/schedules.html

Young travelers often choose the Khao San Road area for hotels. Other tourists to Bangkok may prefer a hotel where you can use the Skytrain rail service to get around the city. Sukhumvit Road area has hotels in all price ranges, good restaurants, malls, travel agencies for tours and flights and adult nightlife.

There are some good travel guides that you can use for info on various things to see. So visit your library or a book store. Wait until you get to Thailand to change any currency over to Thai baht for the best rate. From the airport there is excellent transportation to get you into the city if you arrive before midnight. After midnight a meter taxi is available.

You shouldn't have a problem meeting people. But there is plenty to do even if you are alone. For hotel advice mention a price range so suggestions you get matches your budget.

On this airport info link you will also find bus routes too. The Airport Rail Link is also up and running now. For only 45 baht you can take the rail link to Pratunam.
http://www.bangkokairportonline.com/node/52

Good luck.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 5y

Here are some places to stay at where you might meet other travelers.

Suk 11 Hostel.
http://www.suk11.com/2008/index.html
Soi 1 Hostel.
http://www.soi1guesthouse.com/
Lub D.
http://www.asiatravel.com/thailand/prepaidhotels/lubd/index.html
Lemmonseed.
http://www.lemonseed-rooms.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=article&Id=538841017

Rail service for Bangkok:
http://www.urbanrail.net/as/bang/bangkok.htm